Handcrafted. Couture. Graphic. These are all words that conjure up the Anna Maier - Ulla-Maija Collection. This season, Collection 35 can also be described as a 'catalyst of joy.' In the seemingly endless process of design, their idea of a bride's joy expressed through her quest for the perfect gown was the guiding force.
Each dress in this collection is unique, although they share a common spirit. Gowns that are clean and modern in front have romantic, complicated draped backs and trains. A pure white, duchess satin column is emboldened with the shock of dramatic jet-black floral embroidery. Duchess satin flowers fall delicately onto a bare arm and down the side of a modern column dress.
The Brigitte gown's oversized ruffles emerge asymmetrically on a simple skirt, exposing pretty floral embroidered lace. I loved the swirly romance of the Leah gown's organza tiered skirt, but the true surprise was in the tulle wrap with creamy organza embroidered flowers. So pretty and so soft.
The signature yin-yang of Ulla-Maija's design continued to surprise and delight throughout the show, with each dress effortlessly elegant and joyful.