As opposed to his ready-to-wear range, the Oscar de la Renta Spring 2017 bridal collection was created with every girl in mind–always aiming to please and offer a blank canvas for styling, be it glamorous fine jewels or something as delicate and ethereal as flowers in the hair. At the end of the day, Copping best sums up the workmanship involved in a collection of his kind: “It’s very laborious and time consuming…it’s like Haute Couture. The girl should feel and look herself; finding something that’s looks natural and quite effortless–but that can make a statement.”
Fabrics, rather than external inspirations, are always the starting point for Peter Copping when creating a bridal collection. Beading, embellishments and appliqués often require the most time as they are almost always done by hand. Like your standard evening gown or Couture creation, the work begins with a detailed sketch, which is then passed along to the in-house atelier where the silhouette is created and fit in a muslin before the fabric is cut.
Peter Copping followed up his lovely lace Fall 2016 wedding dresses with a collection of timeless staples including strapless ball gowns, and some standout pieces that couldn’t help but set trends, even if they weren’t following them.
Silk organza and floral embroidery opened the show in a breathtaking a-line gown, which also featured a subtly sexy plunging v-neck. Strapless was the neckline of favor; with exquisite fabrics and embroidered details making these versions updated takes on a traditional silhouette. Large floral embroideries, backs adorned with bows, guipure lace, and feather details gave these dresses their special bridal moment. A particularly modern column gown was topped off with a lace bolero accented with mink and fox fur.
Go backstage and watch as the magic unfolds for a new birdal season.