Haute Couture fashion week has a tradition of ending every womens’ collection with a bridal inspired look- this is always one of my favourite parts of the show as they embody the previous looks from the show into one magical creation. Below are my key choices and my number one favourite from the shows we were lucky enough to visit during Paris Fashion Week.
Tony Ward SS15
Tony Ward is known for his wonderful avant garde ball gowns and dresses so it was a surprise for me to see that he’d chosen to do his bridal look in such a classical way. This dress was cut with a daringly low sweetheart neckline with intricate embellishments across the cups and the front of the dress. The real talking point of this look was that veil- Oh gosh, that veil. Trailing meters behind the model and across the catwalk behind with intricate detailing around the edges.
I feel I should absolutely commend the model for continuing along the catwalk while the veil caught on the catwalk behind her, remaining perfectly calm and effortlessly cool.
Serkan Cura SS15
I know I’ve already sung Cura’s praises at Fashion Plus Magazine, but I’m not finished talking about it quite yet. The bridal look that concluded this show was deliciously daring and obviously not for the average bride. This look combined elegantly draped sheer chiffon and constructed leather corsets and tassels alongside one exposed breast, while not being strictly wedding appropriate it’s still a fierce piece to consider.
Stephane Rolland SS15
Again, not another classical bridal piece, but I wouldn’t class myself as a classical type of girl. Rolland’s closing bridal look combined a plain cap sleeved top alongside a avant garde and constructed transparent hoop skirt and a pair of killer white heels. The veil within this piece was draped from the model’s shoulders as opposed to her hair in a super hero fashion giving the model a powerful and memorable look .
The entirety of the Yanina show was sheer 1960s inspired magic and the closing bridal look was no exception. Think sheer panels with floral detailing increasing in size along the length of the dress and sleeves with a subtle yet still bold white floral crown. I simply love this look due to the simplicity of it- it looks bridal yet is still different enough to be put aside from the other closing looks we saw over Paris Fashion Week.
Julien Fournie SS15
Even though this is neither white nor strictly bridal I can totally see myself opting to wear this to my own wedding. Julien Fournie’s show was an explosion of contrasting colours and complimentary cuts alongside Tibetan inspired jewellery and his final piece was simply divine. This sequinned gold dress with silk detailed cuffs and over sized gold necklaces and matching golden wing headpiece ticked all the boxes for me, making it my number 1 choice for bridal wear from Paris Fashion Week.
What about you? What was your favourite bridal look from Paris Fashion week? Are there any that you think should have made my top 5? Comment down below, I’d love to see your thoughts!