Exquisitely feminine yet boldly bare of detail, the collection of softly sculpted gowns unveiled this week at New York’s 2018 Spring Bridal shows, offer a modern minimalists dream.
Carolina Herrera, Vera Wang, Viktor & Rolf and Oscar de la Renta each revealed dresses reminiscent of a forgotten age of femininity. Cutting dramatically beautiful silhouette, these gowns - mostly free from embellishment - seduce instead with their beguiling mastery of fabric manipulation. Blending a contemporary sensibility with a nostalgic minimalism, they hint at the golden age of Couture and an understated era of elegance.
Evocative of the silhouettes born from Hubert de Givenchy & Audrey Hepburn’s designer & muse relationship, along with a nod perhaps to Cristóbel Balenciaga’s utterly iconic 1967 ‘Single Seam Gown’ - these modern incarnations of minimalism hold court with expertly sculpted oversized bows and perfectly cut pools of liquid like fabric.
Oozing a subtle sensuality, these gowns are (seemingly impossibly) perfect for both the bride who favours Editorial-like high glamour as well as those in search of subdued elegance.
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