Discover our new seasonal edit - a conscious collection of limited-edition womenwear, including quilted jackets, day dresses, maxi tiered skirts, embroidered shirts and sleepwear. All artisan-made using heritage techniques including hand-block and hand-screen printing, on 100% organic cotton.

"Dilli Grey has developed a signature as a 'sunshine brand', the warmth and feel-good factor of the womenswear we design lends itself to floaty, care-free summer days, but this winter I wanted to show another facet to her; a vintage-inspired, sumptuous side that felt distinctly different to our sunwashed summer styles.... Our new autumn collection is a palette of soft blacks, berry tones and vintage rose hues, with design inspiration taken from my own 70s archive of block-print textiles, as well as the soft pink tones of Rajasthan - from the hand-painted murals to the desert sunsets."

Founder - Vickie El-Rayyes

We've added lining and quilting details to make them cosier for autumn, but as a sustainable brand we want to create 'seasonless' styles that are not trend-led and can be worn all year round, season after season. We will regularly be sharing '3 ways to wear' styling inspiration this season on the journal, to give you ideas on how to wear each piece throughout the year, with outfit inspo including some other sustainable, independent brands we love.

"You may be surprised to see black in the Dilli Grey palette this season but I think it's a brilliant foil to our bolder, more colourful block prints. Our artisans use a huge amount of skill to get the right softness of black that isn't 'over dyed' to an dull, saturated hue. I will be pairing both the Mila shirt and the new black Chikankari maxi dress with our bolder quilted jackets this year for a new take on 'boho' styling."

Founder - Vickie El-Rayyes

 

You'll notice our autumn collection is a mix of block-printing and hand-screen printing. Working closely with our 4th generation artisan printers we looked at the combination of prints and colour palettes to work out the best discipline for each design to ensure the best finish. Both methods use heritage techniques, with no machinery and a multi-layered approach to lay down the blocks, or screens, to achieve the final look - with our komal quilted jacket taking 11 blocks to achieve.

You can learn more about the artisan techniques used to make all our Dilli Grey pieces here, or browse the journal for more style inspiration.

Discover the new autumn collection online now