For those who love hand made lace.
Berlin-based designers Alexandra Fischer-Roehler and Johanna Kühl, the visionaries behind the Kaviar Gauche label, marry modern silhouettes with romantic ethereality in their 2015 bridal collection, called Papillon d’Amour after the graceful, dainty creature that inspired it—the butterfly.
In Japan, two butterflies often symbolize a happy marriage, and this concept lies at the heart of the collection. Kaleidoscopes of butterflies flit over frothy tulle skirts and alight on diaphanous necklines. Not just fabric, filigree floral lace becomes a blooming playground for winged beauties.
Though they have a quiet airiness about them, the designs are intricate and structurally sophisticated. “They represent a symbiosis between conventional femininity and cool elegance,” say the designers, whose most innovative bridal pieces are a series of knitted alpaca-wool sweaters and capes that can give any of the floaty, floor-sweeping dresses a more casual edge.
All 16 looks in the collection are sewn by hand and finished in Germany.