Thank you to Wedding Insights for featuring my bridal gowns for their June issue!=)
Their concept for inspiration from each decade of the 19th century. I actually created the 1920’s, 1930’s and 1940’s gowns specifically for this shoot. The 1930’s gown was inspired by the iconic flapper thus the drop waist accent. For 1930’s, I drew inspiration from Art Deco and it’s symmetric lines. And lastly for the 40’s, after World War II, the “New Look” created by Christian Dior embodied the zeitgeist of the times so I created a gown with a cinched waist and pouffy skirt. I’ve always loved reading history so this was really an exciting project for me. Fashion is very much rooted in history, after a while the patterns and cycles reveal themselves which I find very intriguing.
For the present time, this last dress represents the modern woman. It’s asymmetrical from top down to the skirt yet it looks put together and balanced. It’s clean and elegant, not so much frou frou or frills, but still able to create impact. I’m a big fan of asymmetrical balance, I like the idea of creating harmony without being predictable.