With all of the talk of festival style and street style, it's not surprising that the younger, laid back bride wants to see those elements on her wedding day too. Ivy & Aster had an intimate presentation at a gallery in Chelsea.
There were pretty little dresses with thread embroidery and tulle. Designer Jessica Brown also took trendy street style items and interpreted them for a bride of the Instagram age. The ubiquitous moto jacket that was THE must-have fashion item of every fashionista was executed in lace here. Long fringe that made its way up from the 1970's inspired Boho crowd to couture was given a relaxed hipster wedding chic interpetation here as well.
I am finding more and more younger bridal labels are doing the mix and match wedding separates thing. This makes sense for a fashion shopper to be able to put together a whole collection for herself for different activities. Corset and big tulle ballgown skirt for the aisle, crop top and short skirt for dancing, jacket for running outdoors into your getaway car...
A great find for me at this presentation was to discover Heather Wells who collaborated with Jessica Brown this season. She makes incredible headpieces that are one-of-a-kind from salvaged vintage items. Each piece is a work of art that she packages in vintage cigar boxes for her clients. The name of her studio is Heart of Gold Designs and I am a new fan.
Bravo ladies! I look forward to your collections to come.