Like every other born-in-the-late-80’s girl, my teenage years passed pretty much by being obsessed about Kate Moss, then Sienna Miller, then arguing which one is better than the other and then eventually letting it all go by the time you hit your 20s and figure out you have more important things to worry about in life. However there is still something that gets me going about the Miller-Mania and that is the swoon worthy bridal collection sister Savannah Miller created for Stone Fox Bride, modeled by Dree Hemingway (like, are you trying to make me get divorced and get married again just for another wedding party?). Priced between $3,800 and $5,900, this 7 gown collection including bias cuts, off shoulders, lace sleeves, halter necks, spaghetti straps, robes and bows is what every modern bride can ever want.
This is the first I’m hearing of Alon Livné, but it definitely won’t be the last time you’ll be hearing about him from me. The Fall 2016 bridal collection, which was inspired by 19th century Russian ballet, is just too good to be squished into a best of post. Both sexy and graceful at the same time, Livné masterfully blended 20’s mirth and Edwardian solemnity in intricate lacework, shimmer, mesh and feathers. I honestly haven’t seen a bridal collection that is this good in a long, long time. Especially this dress. OH-MY-GOD.
Fashion month might have ended, but Bridal fashion week kicked off not two days after the PFW finale, and I – somehow – managed to keep up. My favorite so far has been Houghton, as it’s of course the most whimsical of all the collections. A MOD vibe replaced the usual overwhelming 70’s bohemian style of the brand and even though I wouldn’t wear them personally, it’s a nice change of pace in the bridal industry.
In one of the episodes of How I Met Your Mother, season 1, Lily says something that %90 of cool girls around the world think at one point before their wedding. As she is looking for the perfect gown, right before she destroys an $8,000 dress by sitting on a cake, she describes exactly what she wants: Nothing too huge or poofy. I’m not really a girlie girl. But I would like to look like a beautiful princess. Now this is supposed to be a funny line in a comedy show but I for one know exactly what she’s talking about, and if you can’t be sure what that is, it’s Kavier Gauche‘s Papillon D’Amour collection. Contemporary shapes, outrageous fabrics and unconventional but graceful designs adorned with butterflies, sometimes styled with contrasting elements such as wool sweaters or asymmetrical cardigans: understated elegance for the edgy bride.
I’m not always the biggest fan of ancient Greek inspired designs, simply because most of the time they tend to be repetitive, you feel like you’re looking at the same dress with an halter neck and a rope for a belt for decades. Greek designer Christos Costarellos, however, got out of the comfort zone and skillfully added a bohemian, even contemporary vibe to the traditional Greek aesthetic for his latest bridal collection. Featuring luxurious materials such as embroidery and light fabrics, the collection uses various kinds of lace sourced from Europe in a way that reflects Costarello’s passion for fine tailoring and flattering silhouettes. Thumbs up for the collection, two thumbs up for the head pieces. I want one. No I need one.