Letter from India

 

 It's a balmy evening in Jaipur, the Diwali fireworks seem to have ceased finally (or maybe not ...), and I have just one more week of my wonderful trip to enjoy.


My head and heart are full with all I’ve seen and discovered as I have visited friends and made new ones. There is truly so much creativity, colour and choice here in India and Nepal, it is constantly amazing.

The one thing that has stood out for me this year is the number of entrepreneurial young women involved in the textile trade. So good to see!

Here's a quick update on the latest arrivals back in Berry...

Neeru Kumar SS19

Just before I left, we received our summer fashion collection from the inimitable Neeru Kumar. As ever, Neeru pays homage to centuries old textile traditions, reinvented in contemporary style. The shapes are easy, the fabric and the techniques are the star.
 
Beautiful indigo is the main theme, in handpainted and handwoven cotton and shibori silk and silk/cotton - breezy pieces to take you through the heat of an Australian summer. This is slow and forever fashion - the hands of many artisans have brought these timeless garments into being!

As much as I adore indigo, the standout for me is the absolutely stunning silk shibori dress in rich red with sage undertones. Perfect for Christmas parties perhaps!?

Next winter, our Neeru Kumar range will be joined by sister brand Tulsi, which adds a new and vibrant focus. And, coming very soon (in fact it may beat me home!) a small but stunning collection from newcomer, Raga. 
 
It’s a privilege to be the exclusive stockist in Australia of these stand-out Indian brands. However, please note that stock is limited and available in store only, so please contact us if you’d like us to put something aside for you to try.

For the Sophie fans

Also the week before I left, we received the first drop of our spring/summer collection from the amazing Sophie Digard. The pictures can do all the talking here!
All now online. Enjoy!

Thank you so much for your interest and support! Hope to see you soon in Berry, where things will be hotting up for Christmas when I get back (!!).

Best wishes

Catherine