Things are looking up for brides-to-be, as it looks like summer nuptials will return when social restrictions are lifted from June 21. Now desperately searching for the perfect wedding dress? As timing would have it, Simone Rocha – known for her distinctive romantic designs – has just launched her first bridal capsule collection, exclusively for e-tailer Mytheresa (a month after unveiling her highly anticipated H&M collaboration).
“The idea behind this bridal collection is to translate signatures from the SS21 collection into the world of bridal through fabrications, embellishments and embroideries," the Irish designer shared on Instagram. Her debut bridal collection consists of eight ethereal dresses: from lace organza, tulle and silk taffeta in petal pink, pastel yellow and classical white), and features her signature voluminous silhouettes and pearls. Alongside accessories including faux pearl headbands, earrings and hair clips.
Rocha is not the first designer to apply her talents to bridalwear. Molly Goddard, the HRH of tulle, last year unveiled a special 12-piece bridal collection and now has a dedicated service where you can book an appointment with her studio and get the perfect made-to-measure dress.
Last year, 80% of cancelled weddings have been rescheduled for 2021 (the wedding industry lost an estimated £4.8bn). Giving rise to starting more intimate ceremonies (shared on Zoom). As a result, brides today appear to be searching more low-key style options.
Just a few weeks ago, Erdem Moralioglu launched a collection for the lo-fi bride. Elsewhere, cult British label Rixo introduced a 25-piece vintage-inspired line. Unlike loud, frou-frou styles, these dresses are comfortable and easy-to-wear, and transferrable to other occasions. A worthy investment, indeed.
You can shop Simone Rocha's bridal collection here, with prices starting from £95.
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