An ode to winters that illuminate the richness of life
“I have a hiraeth To be back home Where the air is always fresh And the nights always starry Where there are no worries
Where I am meant to be”
‘Hiraeth’ in Welsh culture means a deep longing for something—especially one’s home. Label Earthen’s winter collection started as a quest to find a home away from home—that despite coming from different walks of life, we have in common a shared longing to belong. And, it is often in the midst of open air, the trees, the changes of seasons in hills that this longing becomes more pronounced and, the heart recalls a snug cheer within. There’s nothing more poetic than the quieting of a winter day—grim, yet so delicate-looking, so cheerful. It is this leisurely emotion that has injected our winter collection set against the backdrop of Dak Bungalow 1905 in Mukteshwar.
This quaint, British bungalow—that exhibits the confluence of Indo-British architecture will transport you back to the older times when family holidays—indelibly simple and slow—never failed to leave a mark on our hearts. A time when we wandered off the to the wilderness in search for an inner calm and to encounter the transcendence of nature. What you will also witness within this buoyant visual story is a range of striking kurtas, jackets and lehengas. From revisiting Handwoven—a fabric that changed the fate of our nation—in earthy hues to lush-looking chanderis, silks and pashminas that become the foundation for our intricate floral prints and embroideries. Of course, these ubiquitous motifs celebrate the craft that has long sustained us as a homegrown label but above all, they also act as a seasonal metaphor to tend to your inner garden—even in the idleness of winters.