Designer Carol Hannah Whitfield's Spring 2012 Bridal Collection seems as though it was made for forest fairies and sprites. Her wedding gowns are delicate, airy affairs of chiffon, tulle, organza, lamé and slippery silk charmeuse. Whitfield's shapes are not your standard ball gown, mermaid or A-lines. Her silhouettes are organic, asymmetric and diaphanous. She is fearless with her creative mixes of fabric, texture and shape.
A favorite of mine was the asymmetric tulle ball skirt, topped with a tea-stained feather bodice and wrapped up in an oversized sheer gold sparkly tulle bow. Her silver lamé strapless gown is free flowing from the empire waist down. A short strapless dress is overlaid in featherweight organza that moves and floats effortlessly.
Whitfield's unique play of fabric, draping and details sets this young designer apart. Her fairytale take on the wedding gown is both romantic and mysterious. Her bridesmaid dresses were shown in pretty, girly hues of palest pink, lilac, russet, wine and vivid violet.