‘The brides feel like Cinderella’: the free wedding shop helping India’s poor

Fashion designer’s scheme provides secondhand shoes, clothes and jewellery free to women who can’t pay for their big day

A section of a boutique in Pappinisseri town in Kerala’s Kannur district brims over with colourful bridal lehengas, saris, gowns and shiny salwar suits.

An exuberance of fabrics adorns mannequins that stand next to tables spread with sparkly sandals, shoes, bangles and beaded bags. Tableware, bedlinen and miscellaneous items are scattered in other spaces.

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