Collection 37 is an ode to beauty, sensuality and drama. Designed by Charles Bunstein, this newest installment in the house’s storied line-up of dreamy wedding dresses does not disappoint.
Exquisite French floral laces, silk double charmeuse and slinky crinkle chiffons make up some of the most feminine dresses we spied at the collections. Nuanced details like an off-the-shoulder neckline on a simple trumpet gown nearly gave the impression of a dress that was held up by luck alone. A sexy, draped crisscross cowl back with twisty shoulder straps lent a fresh, new take on the twenties moment. A folded outline of satin defining necklines, front and back, became a playful take on the tuxedo. Signature swags, ruffles and drapes made appearances throughout.
Known for beautifully cut bias duchess satin and silk gazar gowns that are masterpieces of cut, drape and shape, this collection took some interesting twists and turns of its own. Brilliantly jeweled bows gave decorative touches to bodices and backs. Silver threaded crystal lochrosen embroidered a strapless empire bodice. Form-fitted lace bodices bared deep back cutouts for a bit of a skin-show. Graduating silk flowers danced up and down bodices and backs for a touch of frill. Even the finale gown took a bold new direction, a classic bias satin sent down the runway in deep jet black. Drama from beginning to end, as promised.