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October 2016

The THEIA Fall 2017 Collection Is A Tropical Island Dream

The THEIA Fall 2017 wedding collection presents dresses that are as fresh as a sea breeze.

Don O’Neill’s past few wedding collections have been unconventional, to say the least. This season, he steps away from barely-there dresses inspired by wisps of smoke in an 1920s opium den and futuristic silver gowns to give us a refreshing take on the beach wedding dress. Blurring the lines between ready-to-wear and bridal, the collection speaks to the modern bride who is looking to free herself from rigid wedding traditions.

21-Ariel-2 Ariel, an ivory pearl, sea shell, and glass seed bead embroidered tulle slip dress with pearl swagged sleeves and open back 21-Ariel-back Ariel 1-Talia-1 Talia, an ivory silk chiffon handkerchief hem gown with fly away ruffle sleeves and hand embroidered bodice with pearls, glass beads and Swarovski crystals 1-Talia-back Talia 2-Kelly-2 Kelly, a white 4-ply silk crepe mermaid gown with crepe jewel neck and cold shoulder ruffle 2-Kelly-back Kelly 3-Sklyer-2 Skyler, a strapless sweetheart corded lace jumpsuit with daisy motif 3-Skyler-back Skyler 4-Chelsea-1 Chelsea, an ivory silk mousseline smocked off the shoulder gown with blouson bodice, double circle chiffon ball skirt and hand embroidered sea shell and pearl belt 4-Chelsea-back Chelsea 5-Eve-2 Eve, an ivory crepe off the shoulder mermaid gown 5-Eve-back Eve

You won’t find run-of-the-mill lace gown after lace gown here. Inspired by the destination bride and her longing for shimmering sands and bright blue lagoon waters, the THEIA Fall 2017 collection embraces the casual and carefree nature of the beach bride, while speaking to her bohemian spirit with off-shoulder silhouettes, elegantly flowing fishtail skirts, and mix and match options.

6-Sandy-2 Sandy,an ivory mermaid corded lace gown over nude lining with bell sleeves 6-Sandy-back Sandy 7-Sienna-2 Sienna, an ivory crepe gown with delicate floral embroidered tulle and micro sequin bodice with cold shoulder silk chiffon blouson sleeves 7-Sienna-back Sienna 8-Willow-3 Willow, an ivory strapless sweetheart ball gown of delicate floral embroidered tulle and micro sequins with Spanish tulle overlay 8-Willow-back Willow 9-Erin-2 Erin, a white Chantilly lace off the shoulder tiered ruffle gown 10-Collette-3 Collette, an ivory crepe off the shoulder strapless sweetheart jumpsuit 10-Collette-back Collette 11-Cecile-2 Cecile, an ivory long tulle sleeve gown with hand embroidered opalescent glass seed beads, cut crystals and pearls 11-Cecile-back Cecile 12-Sofia-3 Sofia, a white Chantilly lace ball gown with off the shoulder ruffled lace flounce 20-Celeste-3 Celeste, a silver sand Lurex embroidered tulle ball gown with Spanish tulle overlay and illusion neckline 20-Celeste-back Celeste

Shoulders are exposed to the tropical sun with fly away ruffles that froth as gracefully as a wave kissing the shore. Each look is crafted from lightweight fabrics such as cotton guipure laces and silk mousselines to give the bride relaxed, free movement. In addition to feminine, softly draped mermaid silhouettes and free-flowing a-lines, the collection also features jumpsuits and separates for the bold bride to express her style. For the daring, the collection featured statement pieces like Venus, a high-low silver slip dress with an embroidered lace cape overlay, and Maya, a slip dress hand-embroidered with laser-cut leaves and crystals.

13-Shelley Shelley, an ivory sea shell, pearl and glass bead embroidered sweetheart corset over our Dakota ivory crepe skirt 13-Shelley-back Shelley 14-Piper-1 Piper, an ivory hand embroidered porcelain bead and crystal cap sleeve tulle gown 14-Piper-back Piper 15-Sasha-1 Sasha, a white off the shoulder cotton guipure lace gown with bell sleeves 15-Sasha-back Sasha 16-Eden-3 Eden, an ivory crystal and pearl embroidered sweetheart corset worn over a Spanish tulle handkerchief hem ball gown skirt 16-Eden-back Eden 17-Layla-2 Layla, a blush seed bead and crystal embroidered tulle slip dress with cascade sleeves and pearl beaded straps 17-Layla-back Layla 18-Venus-2 Venus, a silver sand Lurex “floating” embroidered cage high low slip dress 18-Venus-back Venus 19-Maya-1 Maya, a white hand embroidered slip dress with clusters of flowers created with laser cut petals, leaves and petals, secured with Swarovski crystals. 19-Maya-back Maya

Inspired by the glitter of pure, white sand, delicate embroideries sparkle with ivory sea shell, glass beads, and micro sequins. For a subtle hint at a tropical island’s sparkling blue colour, the THEIA Fall 2017 also features sea glass and bronze nude linings.

With their carefree silhouettes and exotic sparkle, the THEIA Fall 2017 collection is as inviting as the dazzling island paradise it evokes.

THEIA is available in the States and online.

Credits: Images courtesy of THEIA. Feature image cropped from originals.

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