Parisian-based designer Rime Arodaky creates beautiful feminine dresses… with an edge. Gowns embody effortless glamour and are produced with incredible craftsmanship. The new 2022 collection, using French chiffon, crepe, delicate semi-sheer tulle and intricate pearl detailing, is fashion-forward and contemporary, yet romantic and a little bit sexy.
Hermione de Paula
The Virēre collection from Hermione de Paula takes inspiration the ideas of transformation and renewal. Also inspired by underwater gardens, waterfalls and ruffled clam shells, layers of soft silks, tulles, organza and lace are combined with hand-painted silks and 3D silk organza flowers to create an edit of interchangeable separates so brides can wear them again in the future. The brand can also create unique artwork for the bride to be added to the piece – favourites include flowers and hand-painted secret messages, as well as meaningful dates or initials.
Viktor & Rolf
Viktor & Rolf’s 2022 Mariage collection features dramatic sculpted ballgowns, bold mini dresses and crystal-embellished veils. Open-backed kaftan silhouettes, T-back dresses, and off-the-shoulder gowns include pretty bows, elegant sleeves, modern trains and puff sleeves. Floral appliqué features on many of the dresses, while draped and sculpted dresses in tulle, Mikado, organza and jacquard offer plenty of elegance and femininity.
The OWN Studio
The OWN Studio’s latest collection, EDITION 005, experiments with new fabrics and playful twists on timeless silhouettes. The 15-piece collection features beautiful silk dresses and tailored pieces with bold contemporary cuts and fabrics, and the brand uses swathes of silk satin and buttery crepe complemented by silk brocade and clouds of floaty chiffon. All the handmade pieces are designed to be worn long after the wedding is over.
The new collection by Donatelle Godart is elegant, romantic and flattering – featuring lots of light-as-air tulles and beautiful laces. Standout pieces include a silk chiffon short sleeveless top in embroidered tulle with small ruffles; a seriously gorgeous Mohair jumper with contemporary sleeves worn with a silk satin skirt; and a tight silk crepe dress with balloon sleeves, boat neckline and deep V back.
Love Conquers All – Sassi Holford’s 2022 collection – combines the best of the 80s with vintage Victoriana. Dresses feature high necks, long sleeves, beautiful laces, puff sleeves and exquisite silhouettes – the collection is so feminine, with a really romantic aesthetic. The Tatiana dress is one of our favourites thanks to the pretty shoulder detailing, a low V front and floral lace throughout. Plus, everything is designed and made to order at Sassi Holford’s atelier in Somerset.
The ICON Collection by Sophie et Voila features a timeless aesthetic with a minimalistic edge. Low backs, feathers and dramatic capes sit alongside modern mini dresses and sculptural silhouettes. Sophisticated and simple, the gowns are made from crepe and chiffon, with sustainability at the forefront of everything the brand does.
This US-based brand, launched by Megan Lawrence out of her Philadelphia studio, brings a contemporary edge to minimalist bridal gowns. Structured and tailored pieces sit with feminine gowns featuring pretty puff sleeves, modern silhouettes and delicate lace. Two-piece separates, cool minis and romantic off-the-shoulder dresses are all designed to be accessorised by the brides themselves, to make their look individual.
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