Cai Mei Khoo, Editor-in-Chief: Alexander McQueen AW16
Sarah Burton’s nocturnal collection for Alexander McQueen’s AW16 collection was about ‘the subconscious and the conscious’, further enhanced by star and moon prints, boudoir-ready negligee dresses, and sheer chiffon gowns, one embroidered with a golden unicorn. Dusted with the glittering light of a million stars, this caped gown couldn’t be more perfect to walk down the aisle with my Sun and Stars.
Wei Yeen Loh, Fashion & Beauty Writer: Carolina Herrera Bridal Spring 2017
There’s something incredibly feminine that I love about this look from Carolina Herrera’s Bridal Spring 2017 collection. While it reeks of unconventionality (no exaggerated tulle confections here), this reminds me of Solange Knowles’s breathtaking wedding back in 2014—that was when it dawned upon me that a bride can look equally as amazing in pants than in predictable floor-grazing gowns. It’s all in the details with this one: the hemlines of the trousers, those floral-embellished heels and matching veil, and that impeccably well-tailored shirt. I’d give up Cinderella ballgowns anyday for this, that’s for sure.
Rachel Au, Lifestyle Writer: Elie Saab Bridal Spring 2017
Bridal gowns, to me, have always looked like they belonged in a fairytale princess’ wardrobe – the one reserved for balls, which she probably had a ton to attend – whereas for us common folk, we’d only wear such extravagant clothing on one huge occasion: the wedding. Don’t get me wrong because I think they’re absolutely gorgeous but I would love to get more wear out of it and recently, several designers have made designs that make that a possibility. Rather than the poofy princess-type gowns, there are now two-piece outfits, jumpsuits and short wedding dresses that are still adorned with delicate lace and beautiful embroidery. Elie Saab, for example, never fails to impress and his latest Bridal Spring 2017 collection does it so effortlessly that you won’t realise this new modern reinterpretation as his design aesthetic and the signature charm of an Elie Saab wedding dress is still present.
Tan Su Fen, Editorial Assistant: Chanel Haute Couture Spring 2006
Tulle, shimmers and everything nice—right down to the raw, unstitched hem. Doing away with the notions of a floor-grazing white gown that is expected of a bride, I think the light, airy and youthful silhouette of this creation by Karl Lagerfeld will fare a lot better in our hot tropical climate. Plus, it does remind me somewhat of Keira Knightley’s tea-length Chanel haute couture dress that she wore for her wedding (and for several other red carpet occasions too). You can’t go wrong taking a leaf out of the Chanel muse’s book, right?
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