A wedding is just about the closest thing to a ‘fairy tale’ that a girl could ever get. It’s something that we dream about as young girls and entertain in our imagination until the very day comes. This childlike anticipation for something so grandeur has become a catalyst for some of the industry’s most influential contemporary designers.
Delicate botanical embroidery exudes a sweet sense of nostalgia, as we remember playing dress ups in an inter-mixture of vintage jacquard and flowery motifs that were so frequently found in grandma’s wardrobe. In pursuit of this uninhibited playfulness, we turn to Valentino, Marchesa and Alexander McQueen, who continue to develop signature styles that experiment with floating fabrics and intricate floral tapestry.
Festive yet surprisingly luxe – botanical embroidery makes the perfect ‘frolicking around a forest’ outfit for any bride or bridesmaid, lost in a fantasy of their own. The more extravagant pieces of Valentino’s 2013-15 resort and couture collections and Alexander McQueen’s S/S 2016 range present an incredible opportunity for the bride to truly feel like a celestial sovereign.
Think creamy, pastel palettes and reflective accents that subtly catch the light – conjuring an almost underwater, mermaid-like-vibe. Ariel, anyone?
By Grace Campbell