Singaporebrides | Editors' Notes

November 2015

Designer Feature: Ines Di Santo Fall 2016

The Ines Di Santo Fall 2016 collection was all about light and its beautiful qualities. The generous use of lace and sheer fabrics makes this an ultra-feminine collection, for the ultra-modern bride.

Inspired by the soft elegance of light as it shines through layers of tulle, the dresses in the latest Ines Di Santo Fall collection features sheer layers that allow small glimpses of sparkle to shine through, with delicate Chantilly lace woven through the gowns and embroidery flowing over soft sheer folds. Embellishment is refined and feminine.

Natural waist tulle ball gown with bateau neck line and embroidered illusion bodice and sleeves Sensual lace sheath with deep V neck line and illusion sleeve accented by appliquéd cuffs Silk chiffon sheath gown with beaded illusion back and side slit Sleeveless A Line gown with detachable jewel neck line and embroidered illusion lace bodice with lace underlay Strapless tulle ball gown with sweetheart neck line and exposed corsetry with pailette underlay through bodice and skirt Tip of the shoulder tulle ball gown with lace and beaded bodice, plunging V neck line and delicate lace illusion back Sleeveless trumpet gown in Alençon lace with jewel illusion neck line and back with chapel length train Sleeveless lace illusion body suit with dramatic tulle skirt with frosted lace accents and mohair treatments Silk crepe sheath gown with collaged lace illusion sleeve and sweep train with buttons extending to tip of train Sleeveless sheath in Four Ply Silk with scooped neck line, ballet back, and unique seaming Sleeveless A line silhouette in silk crepe with collaged lace bodice, V neck line and chapel train Sleeveless fit and flare silhouette with lace and beading, bateau illusion neck line, collaged lace at bodice and skirt Fit and flare silk gazar gown with signature layered lace, illusion back and dramatic panelled skirt Sleeveless dropped waist gown with collaged lace, tulle skirt and dramatic cathedral length train

At the runway, the entire studio was flooded with bright white light, allowing the gowns to be at their most beautiful. Light, paired with the movement of the models as they make their way down the runway, celebrates the beauty of each woman.

Illusion body suit with lace appliqué and detachable tulle skirt Asymmetrical sleeveless lace mini with detachable tulle overskirt with scattered lace appliqués Strapless lace sheath with transparent beaded skirt and tulle godets Dramatic ball gown with sleeveless bodice, deep illusion back, and scattered crystals at bodice and skirt Sleeveless modified A line gown in beaded lace with natural waist, scooped neck line and illusion back Strapless tulle ball gown with floral beading at corset bodice and skirt and dramatic illusion back Mikado boat neck with flowing chiffon detachable skirt Strapless tulle and lace ball gown with overlay and rich beaded lace border at hemline and overskirt Signature asymmetrical mermaid gown in silk satin organza accented by pastel appliqués at bust and hemline. Accessorised with matching detachable train Sleeveless pink Mikado mermaid gown with rich embroidered treatments in pastel hues with detachable train Strapless trumpet silhouette with embellished lace, sweetheart neck line and textured organza skirt. Accessorised with Chantilly bolero with dramatic cathedral length Watteau train Sensual mermaid gown in beaded tulle with ruched sweetheart bust line, illusion back and dramatic skirt paired with romantic Watteau train Playful beaded lace mini with asymmetrical skirt Designers Ines and Veronica Di Santo

A closer look reveals the small details rarely found outside of couture, such as the placement of the lace on certain parts of the body which accentuates the feminine form. But the gowns are made for the chic, modern woman with an attitude towards life. What’s important is that the bride should feel like she’s the most beautiful woman in the world on her wedding day and this collection reflects that.

Ines Di Santo is available internationally and at The Proposal in Singapore.

Credits: Images by Getty Images courtesy of Ines Di Santo