Ines Di Santo Spring 2018 Bridal

Here at The Bride’s Diary we love to review the latest collections by International bridal couturiers. Inevitably, their designs influence what Australian brides will be wearing in the coming year.

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The Ines Di Santo spring 2018 bridal collection focused on simplicity and elegance of classicism, and the wedding gowns were timelessly romantic and very feminine. While making sketches for his spring 2018 bridal collection, Ines Di Santo was inspired by the words of Frederic Chopin who thought that simplicity is the final achievement in music: “After one has played a vast quantity of notes and more notes, it is simplicity that emerges as the crowning reward of art”.

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And even though his idea of simplicity is strongly influenced by his Italian and Latin heritage and his creations are usually flamboyant and dripping with intricate ornaments, colour and bling, this time his starting point was an empty white space: “the clean and quiet surround that allows me to appreciate details otherwise lost”.

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This season Ines Di Santo has created a bridal collection influenced by the era of classicism which drew inspiration from classic antiquity. Clean proportions, smooth lines and sophisticated ornaments are the key elements he played with and the result was a stunning line-up of timeless wedding gowns.

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From sleek silks sculpted around the body in the form of fit-and-flare trumpet-shaped silhouettes to airy tulles and organza that seem weightless and barely-there, there was a range of beautiful bridal fabrics for spring. Volumes were often boosted with additional, removable overskirts or dramatic peplums, while the embellishments were subtle, varying from ruffles and bows to embroidery and hand-made floral appliques.

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The most striking looks from the show? The Kensington gown which featured an intricately ruffled tiered skirt, the Easton dress in burgundy red with a pleated trumpet skirt and a big bow at the back, and Sylvie, the traditional lace A-line wedding gown with a cathedral train.

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The make-up was done by Tia Hebron for Bobby Brown who decided to accentuate the lips with a rich, dark red lipstick while keeping the skin and the eyes natural with a healthy glow and a bit of colour on cheeks and eyelids. And to finish off the looks, designer opted for embellished white nails and bridal jewellery by Ellagem NY. We love how statement rings, earrings and necklaces added a glamorous touch to the subtly embellished wedding dresses!

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