There are some designers that just simply seem to do it for me collection after collection, Paolo Sebastian being among those. With a design house that favors sheer fabrics that would make the bold blush beet red paired with stunning hand stitched embroidery work that make the most renaissance of artist’s heart skip a beat, it’s easy to see why they are a leading favorite within the industry. Paolo Sebastian’s latest iteriation of winter couture wedding dresses is a love letter to winter brides inspired by Slavic folktales of a winter empress. Correcting a long standing depression in winter bridal wear, the line serves as an enchanting poem volley to brides brave enough to tackle dips in temperature. Rewarded for their bravado, brides are met with a winter couture wedding dress collection that features intricate hand-sewn snowflakes, opulent folk embroideries, and delicate crystal embellishment illustrations. Overall the collection toes the line between pale winter blues and embolden shades of burgundy & black, a welcome look into hues inspired by the vibrant colors of the season. Hem lines dance from the knee down, while sleeves of varying lengths & openness emerge as stars. With all the beauty that each dress within the collection holds, it is however, the coat dress at the very end that takes me breath away. McQueen at heart, this take on a winter couture wedding dress is a game changer, one that I beg fashion forward bold winter brides to move toward without reservation.
Paolo Sebastian 2016 Autumn – Winter Couture Collection Runway ‘Snow Maiden’