White Gallery Trend – Floral Appliques
If you’ve read some of my previous Zankyou posts, you’ll know that I love a good pattern, that I’m a sucker for colours, and that I’m completely and utterly besotted with floral appliques! Thank goodness, if you, like me, can’t get enough of those pretty petals, the 2013 bridal collections will not disappoint.
Flowers are everywhere whether as a standalone detail, or to create texture. This first collection of photographs shows how floral appliques add texture and volume to assist in creating a wonderful silhouette.
This second collection of dresses use floral appliques as decoration. I love how a simple flower can elevate a dress, and how these gowns really benefit from the added detail of some pretty blooms with none of the horrid hay fever symptoms!
Joking aside, if your hay fever is anything like mine, you might be petrified at the thought of carrying a handful of pollen down the aisle, so floral appliques might be the closest you come to actual flowers on your wedding day, so make the most of it!
Last but not least, I wanted to discuss this little dress from the Alan Hannah 2013 collection.
I love the all-over texture – it’s almost like lace but much more extravagant. It reminds me of the Dolce & Gabbana Spring 2012 collection with its lifted lace flowers, which can only be a good think right? This dress is, on one hand, incredibly simple, but on the other it’s delicate, interesting and very, very pretty.
Other trends we’ve spotted in the 2013 collections include short dresses and illusion necklines. Keep your eyes peeled for some more trends on Zankyou in the near future. Furthermore, for some insight into the process of designing a bridal collection, take a look at our Stephanie Allin interview from the White Gallery – she’s quite a woman.