Wednesday 18 November 2015

2016 Bridal Collection - 1940s dress inspirations

Inspiration images for our 1940 wedding dress. From the top - Joan Crawford, Gene Tierney, Schiaparelli dress at the V&A museum, Barbara Stanwyk, A young Lauren Bacall, Vintage blue beaded 1940s crepe dress.
I love Gene Tierney's look, it's so strong and modern with the crop top and short sleeves. The key design elements of this Old Hollywood era, when women were so strong on screen are  ... the padded shoulders, beaded motifs and trims (Schiaparelli), full length skirts and short sleeves. Strong, lean silhouettes in crepe fabrics that absorb the light.

The sketch for our 1940 wedding dress. The neckline is embellished with a sunray art deco design and the cut is simple and strong with cuffed short sleeves and gently padded shoulders that are so iconic of the era.