Ines Di Santo
For the bride who never shies away from the spotlight, Ines Di Santo delivers her Spring 2012 collection with hi-octane sparkle, glitz and glam. In shades of pink, champagne, ivory and silver and with enough rhinestones to light up the Milky Way, Di Santo makes the case for those ladies who like to make a statement.
We love the bold signatures in Di Santo’s collection. Sheer, boned corsets with sexy lace-up backs; big, frothy ball skirts; curve-hugging mermaids; asymmetric necklines and head-to-toe beading.
Di Santo adds some chic new ideas to her incredible repertoire, like the Cameo dress that exhibited a brand new softness. This sheer featherweight gazar gown is draped over a Chantilly lace under layer. The thigh-high slit shows off those shapely gams while a fluff of a flower rests nonchalantly at the shoulder like a dollop of whipped cream.
In a quiet moment and what felt like an ode to the retro-Couture of the original Christian Dior, Di Santo sculpted a big tulle ball gown, the Glory, with a swirling organza overskirt. The skirt and tiny, natural-waisted bodice are both beaded and embroidered in shiny silver flowers.
While lingerie looks were highly favored by many designers this season, Di Santo has been working those boudoir details into her collections for many a season now. We loved her Swan ball gown. Its nearly sheer Chantilly lace corset with delicate scalloped neckline and fully boned bodice has an airy multi-tiered organza skirt. We know that most negligees don’t have trains, but there’s something about the Delight dress that screams wedding-night. This tiny ruffled and flowered fitted mini is sharp and chic but the wild detachable layered tulle train is pure abandon.
If just a touch of beading doesn’t quite meet your sparkle-quota then look no further than the dramatic Emmy gown. A long, fitted deep V-neck column with a silver sequin chevron pattern, it ensures you will shine up and down the aisle like the beacon of glamour you were destined to be.