Singaporebrides | Fashion

August 2013

Be Artfully Different with The Louvre Bridal

The Crystal Ballroom, Holiday Inn Singapore Orchard City Centre’s largest ballroom, was the venue for The Louvre Bridal’s bridal runway on 21 July 2013. Couples wasted no time in seating themselves around the T-shaped runway in the middle of the spacious ballroom, where brides-to-be were able to take a close-up look at the boutique’s latest collection.

Fion, Founder of The Louvre Bridal, explained that the runway show was segregated into three distinct segments; first up was “The Secret Garden”, followed by “Masquerade”, ending with “High Fashion”, presenting a collection of versatile looks for brides.

The Secret Garden was characterised by sweetheart necklines and crystal-embellished bodices, the most popular wedding gown design currently. The show opener was a high-waisted ballgown with tulle overlays. The heart-shaped neckline was extended with tulle straps to create a V, which elongates the neck, and is a more demure approach for brides who prefer not to wear a strapless gown. The opening gown also has one of the longest trains in the collection, and made for a gorgeous exit.

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The next gown was a beautiful strapless number with a softer silhouette. Apart from the crystal beading at the bodice, the lower part of the gown was also embroidered with floral lace designs. Brides who are looking for something more photogenic for the photographs could also choose the gown with the tufted tulle ballgown, or the very sexy trumpet skirt that accentuates the curves of the body. This collection is for the bride who loves pretty things.

The Masquerade was dark, mysterious and all about colours. The models walked down the runway with floral masks painstakingly handmade by the team at The Louvre Bridal, which went very well with the mood and look of this collection. Eyebrows were raised when The Louvre Bridal surprised the audience with the first black evening gown of the day. The designers made a bold move to incorporate a high-low, lantern-shaped skirt design for the contemporary bride. With sparkly crystals set against the black dress and a halter-neck neckline, this dress is formal enough for the evening.

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Blush was the next colour of the day. Brides who do not want a pure white wedding dress or too bold an evening colour can choose this versatile hue, and it complements the Asian skin tone well. The audience was enthralled by the way the dreamy layered tulle of the skirt floated up and down the runway. Also in the collection were a sexy deep V-neck goddess gown as well as fairy-like princess ballgowns.

The last segment was the highlight for The Louvre Bridal, showcasing their signature looks for 2014. Named “High Fashion”, this collection is inspired by the boutique’s namesake, the Musée du Louvre in Paris. There were bold silhouettes in this collection, such as the first look out, which had a neatly-pleated bodice contrasted with a tufted tulle skirt cut closer to the body than usual.

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Another artful design was the peplum—the next dress featured a peplum that was longer than most, to replace the skirt, with a see-through underlay with gold trim that also acts as a train for the bridal look. The other gowns in the other collection are also visually stronger, with off-shoulder necklines, a black-and-white contrast gown, as well as a dramatic layered tulle skirt, which starts low at the hips, a bold interpretation of the classic ballgown.

The Louvre Bridal’s collection reminded us that every bride is different, and whether you are girly and feminine, or bold and daring, there is a gown out there that will catch your eye.

Watch the runway video

The Louvre Bridal is at Blk 261, #01-18 Waterloo Street, Singapore 180261. For enquiries and appointments, please call 6337-7808 or visit The Louvre Bridal here.

Credit: Runway images and video by The Louvre Bridal.