Monday, 28 November 2011

Marry Me? - S/S 2012 The season of the bride...

If this summer was the year of the royal wedding with Kate vs Kate fever sweeping the nation {one real royal and one fashion royalty} then it seems designers have been heavily influenced by their nuptials as the bride became muse at many S/S 2012 catwalks. Comme des Garcons dedicated her whole show to a couturesque, veiled, all white theme, be it in her signature more conceptual style. Raf Simons ended his show at Jil Sander with four minimalist bridal dresses {yes four}. I myself am pretty excited by the wealth of inspiration such looks have brought me for the next wedding project I have taken on. Miss K, a friend of Miss R's from University is getting married next year and I will be reworking her Mum's wedding dress for her to walk down the aisle in.  Her's is such a poignant story that I had to hold back tears when she briefly explained that she had sadly lost her Mum when she was alot younger and that her Nana whom she is incredibly close to had become like her 2nd Mum.  Her Nana and Mum had made the wedding dress together and Miss K wishes to wear it on her special day, her Mum will be there in spirit with her as she enjoys this magical day in her life.  It is such a touching  gesture, when she walked out in her Mum's dress I was overcome with how beautiful she looked and the exquisite cut and proportions of the dress, but mostly by how it fits her like a glove - like it was actually made for her figure.  She must be exactly the same size as her Mum when she got married to her Dad all those years ago. I can't say too much about the actual design of the dress but what I will say is it is going to be an amazing piece to work on as it has been so gorgeously hand crafted and I am incredibly exited about our next meeting.  What I can share is a sneak peek of her Mum's vintage veil and shoes, and I will be posting more bridal inspiration in the coming months so if you are also a bride-to-be check back soon... what kind of bride are you?...Minimal Bride?
Jil Sander S/S 2012
 Valentino S/S 2012
 Roksanda Ilincic S/S 2012
...Couture Bride?
 Givenchy Haute Couture A/W 2011-12
 Alexander McQueen S/S 2012
 Viktor & Rolf S/S 2012
Christian Dior A/W 2011-12
Comme des Garcons S/S 2012
Louis Vuitton S/S 2012
...50s Bride?
 Nina Ricci S/S 2012
 Francesco Scognamiglio S/S 2012
Chanel S/S 2012
 Carven S/S 2012
Meadham Kirchhoff S/S 2012
...Boyish Bride/Tailored Bride?
 Stella McCartney S/S 2012
The Row S/S 2012
Jil Sander S/S 2012
...and the big question - to veil or not to veil? Miss R didn't {I secretly wish she had} I think Miss K will hopefully be veiling it up on her big day!
 Viktor & Rolf S/S 2012
 Jil Sander S/S 2012
{all catwalk images -}
Andrej Pejic on the cover of OUT magazine

Posted by: Miss J

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