TREND: WEDDING FEVER




I must tell you upfront: my irreverence towards tradition is immeasurable. This irreverence, however, does not mean I would prefer a chill-out session by the pool in a bikini, or the seaside romance of drawing circles in the sand, barefoot, in a crinkled white shirt, to a good ol' wedding do. Not this girl, sister. It only means I refuse to carry the weight of how people think things should be done. And even though I would happily escape much of the ceremony, I want to dress the part. I just want to do it my way.

It's not that I don't care what people will think. If that were the case, I might dress like a crazy granny, a 1920s flapper or Marie Antoinette. But that's not it. I want people to understand what I'm wearing (evoking something matrimonial, like, I don't know... a bit of white?), and then, be irreverent with it (shorts? trousers? leather? transparence? contrasts?), because I that's what I want, and because I can.

I have trawled my archives and my memory for images that have meant something special to me, so much that I was at some point truly inspired to add them to my virtual, ready-to-wear-ridden wedding moodboard.

Here's what I'm now tempted to wear on the big day... with a few coats or coloured numbers to change into for the party. You and me, we have the luxury of making it our very own special day. Why spoil it with something proper?


1. RETRO CUTE ONE: A-LINES IN LACE AND BRODERIE ANGLAISE

Andrew GN, 2004

Andrew GN 2006, Andrew GN 2006, Emilio Pucci, 2006

Chloé 2006, Chloé 2006, Jasper Conran 2011

Miu Miu, 2006

Ralph Lauren 2011, Diane von Furstenberg 2009, Miu Miu 2008

Blugirl, 2010


2. RETRO CUTE TWO: PUFF SLEEVES AND SOFT SILHOUETTES

Luella 2008, Alexander Wang 2010, Blugirl 2010

Céline 2005, Jasper Conran 2011, Philosophy 2006


3. FUTURISTIC: RETRO OR MODERN, SIMPLE AND SCULPTED

Calvin Klein 2006, Audrey Hepburn 1969, Calvin Klein 2008
Could someone make this last structured one in white please?

Todd Lynn, 2011

Balenciaga, 2009

Alexander McQueen 2006, Balenciaga 2008, Balenciaga 2006

Bruno Pieters 2010, Alexander McQueen 2009, Byblos 2010

Aquascutum, 2007


4. PRINCESS CHIC


Elie Saab, 2006


5. SPARKLE

Burberry Prorsum, 2006

Chanel, 2010

Elie Saab, 2006

Bottega Veneta 2009


6. PURE: SLEEK MINIMALISM

Aquascutum 2006, Aquascutum 2006, No 21 2011

Céline 2010, Richard Nicoll, Céline 2010 
Again, could someone make this leather shift in white please?

Aquascutum 2009, Wamami, Dsquared2 2009

Ralph Lauren 2010, No21 2011, Ralph Lauren 2010

Versace, 2008

Versace, 2008


7. BAROQUE OPULENCE

Balenciaga, 2006

Alexander McQueen, 2008

Chanel 2009, Boudicca 2004, Ralph Lauren 2008

D & G, 2009

D & G, 2009

Dolce & Gabbana, 2008

Bora Aksu 2010, ???, Versace 2005

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