Singaporebrides | Fashion

October 2015

Z Wedding D’sign Spring/Summer 2016

Z Wedding D’sign launched its Spring/Summer 2016 collection during The Prelude, a spectacular wedding runway showcase at Chijmes Hall.

With its Gothic architecture, stunning stained glass windows, and dramatic chandeliers, the magnificent Chijmes Hall is a dream wedding venue for a such a momentous occasion, which also made it the perfect stage for Z Wedding D’sign to launch their latest bridal couture collection, River in Autumn, along with Le Grand Wedding’s Eventide Wind. As with their previous runway launch events, The Prelude attracted a star-studded full house of media, local celebrities, and soon-to-be-married couples.

After a presentation by Chris Ling International Photographers, and exclusive behind the scenes footage of the making of The Prelude, social media influencer Sherlyn Chua introduced the collection. Inspired by the last of spring’s flowers gently falling to rest on a quiet river, River in Autumn captures the calm and steady flow of a river and the delicately scattered blooms floating on its surface.

Z Wedding D’sign’s Spring/Summer 2016 collection featured gowns with soft ruffles cresting like waves upon river stones, and sparkling crytals emulating the sun glittering on water. Delicately embroidered flowers dotting ephemeral tulle overlays and leaf-patterned lace wove a story of falling petals and leaves, and waterfall skirts and dramatic organza and tulle ruffles cascaded in asymmetrical lines across the gowns to evoke a river’s winding path.

Colours reflected the river imagery with icy blue gowns sparkling with sequins, glittering silver shades, and marbled grey and white chiffon that rippled like water. Soft blush and champagne tones echoed fall’s warm colours in more muted and romantic shades for bridal wear. White wedding gowns were embellished with billowing pleats and fluttering rosette and floral appliqué, as if showered by autumn trees. Classic silhouettes like the ball gown and the trumpet gown were accented with dramatic details to mark the grandeur of a wedding occasion, overflowing with exaggerated bows and dripping with diamanté. Functional pockets and jewelled belts added a modern touch to the collection.

The collection flowed down the runway for a final turn, and director Joey Ling and the designers came on stage to applause. As the lights came back on, Chijmes Hall echoed with the excited murmurs of the audience discussing the highlights of Z Wedding D’sign’s newest achievements in bridal couture.

Credits: Images and video by Chris Ling International Photographers.