One of the big names in bridal fashion, Monique Lhuillier, has officially debuted her Spring 2016 collection and it is collection that is truly has a unique source of inspiration. While many bridal collections are inspired by princess, the Spring 2016 collection was inspired by Lewis Carroll's, Alice in Wonderland.
According to WWD.com, bridal gown designer Monique Lhuillier, was inspired by both the elements of fantasy and curiosity that she found from the story. Lhuillier also felt that there was a darker side to the fairy tale and, " . . . that was my way of incorporating the sultry side of the bride."
I have to say, I do think that Alice in Wonderland is a unique source of inspiration and in reviewing the styles that were featured, you can definitely get a sense of whimsy, mixed with sophisticated sensuality. Here were a few that stood out to me:
I love how soft and romantic this looks. Unfortunately, I wish we could see how the cape or shrug was attached. I'm sure Lhuillier made it detachable though, to give brides the option changing up their look on the big day.
Okay, so I have a penchant for sleeves on bridal gowns. I must confess, for myself, I LOVE the look of sleeves, especially 3/4 lentgh sleeves. I also very much love the boat neckline. Doesn't it frame the shoulders and neck beautifully?
Well, this one isn't my favorite, but I do think it's pretty and would look nice on a girl with the right figure. I do appreciate the texture of the layers. Imagine how beautiful this dress would move if it were to glide along a ballroom floor?
What do you think readers? Does this collection stand out or blend in? If you were to design a dress inspired by a fairytale or book, which one would it be?
To read the article, go to: http://wwd.com/runway/spring/review/monique-lhuillier/
A picture's worth a thousand words - check out the slideshow here: http://wwd.com/runway/spring/review/monique-lhuillier/slideshow/
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