Singaporebrides | Editors' Notes

November 2015

Designer Feature: Berta Fall 2016

BERTA’s Fall 2016 collection isn’t meant for the princess bride. The sexy silhouettes and luxurious fabrics were designed for royalty in mind. So read more if your wedding is nothing short of a queenly affair in a beautifully decorated ballroom.

Seated at The Grand Ballroom at The Plaza Hotel and taking in the grandeur of the venue for the BERTA‘s Fall 2016 runway, I knew the collection would be a dramatic one. Deep, plunging neck lines, barely-there nettings on the waists, sheer illusion panels with intricate embroidery, shimmery beaded trains and capes… it was a decadent show where models walked to music from Lana Del Ray and Lorde.

Handcrafted lace and glossy taffeta gown in champagne, plunging neck line, deep open back with ruching, and dramatic long train with lace edges Handcrafted lace gown with Guipure appliques, high neckline, deep open back with illusion panel. Comes with a beaded BERTA cape Silver tone pailette embellished netting dress with lace appliques and long sleeves Handcrafted lace dress with silver embellishments all across A BERTA full skirt, all silver pailette beaded gown with a V neck line and open back Sophisticated lace and beadwork sequinned dress, modest neck line, capped sleeves, and illusion open back Handcrafted lace embroidered gown with plunging neck line, deep open back and full detachable overskirt Handcrafted antique lace dress with pearl embroidery, and a keyhole deep open back, capped sleeves and beaded detachable belt Handcrafted lace dress embellished with pearls, and a plunging neck line, capped sleeves, gold belt and open back Handcrafted lace gown in the BERTA signature silhouette with silver embellishments across neck line and train Handcrafted dress made from different lace appliques with a plunging neck line, illusion lace back and capped sleeves Embellished lace dress with a plunging neck line and an open bacl. Comes with a matching tulle cape with antique silver embellishments in the shoulders and belt All beaded lace gown, plunging neck line, capped sleeves and deep open back

The collection still showcases Berta’s signature silhouettes and designs, but with the clever use of Guipure lace appliqu├ęs on delicate sheer fabrics, so you get strong elegant lines with a lot of sensuality. I love the idea of the detachable overskirt as well, so you can have two different looks for the day of the wedding. To top it all off, each model was sent down the runway with jewelled crowns from Maria Elena Headpieces and Accessories, and they looked perfect with the gowns.

Lace gown with silver embellishments across the plunging neck line, straps and open back Full cloche skirt, all 3D flowers embroidered lace dress Fully embellished pailette dress with pearls across the illusion neck line and low back Handcrafted lace dress with pearl embellishments, illusion neck line and a detachable soft tulle skirt with lace appliques at the belt High neck line Guipure lace dress with pearl beading across the neck line and straps, and a tulle skirt with open back Handcrafted illusion see-through Guipure lace dress, long sleeves, open back and a matching all beaded cathedral length veil All beaded lace dress with silver jewellery applique across the waist and bust Handcrafted embellished lace dress with deep open back and illusion appliques on the high waist A sweetheart neck line, made from Guipure lace appliques and netting, with an open back, beaded straps and long dramatic train with lace edges Handcrafted Guipure lace dress, embroidered with lace and netting panels, capped sleeves, layered lace and tulle train Pearl and pailette embellished open back gown, with special triangular cut train edges, and lace appliques at the shoulders and pearled belt Handcrafted lace dress with plunging neck line and netting panels on the waist, and a matching short netting cape Designer Berta with her models

There’s a certain glamour to this Fall 2016 collection. If a deep V bodice isn’t enough for you, the gowns also have shoulder-to-shoulder keyhole cut-outs on the back, as well as tulle fishtails and chiffon capes. If you’re determined to shine your way down the aisle, there is an abundance of pearl accents on antique silver embroidery and embellished capped sleeves. Who says you can’t have sheer, sexy and shiny on one gown and get away with it?

BERTA is available internationally.

Credits: Images by firstVIEW courtesy of BERTA unless otherwise stated.