We look forward to the times each year when bridal designers unveil their latest collections. Today, we’re showcasing some gorgeous pieces from the Fall/Winter 2017 bridal collection from Alexandra Grecco. With varied silhouettes, fabrics, and detailing, the one thing that ties this collection together is that each of these wedding dresses was made for dancing! Read on for more from the designer about her latest collection:
“I often find my inspiration outside the world of fashion. I’m particularly drawn to architecture and the details one finds in buildings from centuries past. In considering my designs, I sometimes find subconscious echoes of that architectural inspiration. It might be in a piece of embroidery or in an element of a gown’s structure.
Every season I look forward to scouting locations and finding one in particular that embodies some of those aspects of architecture that I love so much. This season we headed down to New Orleans to shoot our FW17 collection. To me, this is a city that has such a rich history and a strong sense of place, thanks in part to its unique architecture. We found an amazing old home in the French Quarter that was gorgeous in its elegant decay and rich jewel tones. Our second location was the Marigny Opera House which made me swoon thanks to its pastel walls and the massive windows which flooded the space with sunlight.
Lastly, it’s extremely important to me that a bride is comfortable and can move easily in her gown. Since New Orleans is a city known for it’s music, it seemed like a great place to show off that our gowns are made for dancing. We hired a brass band and basically had a dance party in the street!
Inspiration for our gowns can come from the tiniest details, whether it be a scrap of antique lace or embroidery. Sometimes I pull ideas from a painting or an architectural detail. Most of the time though, I just create something that I would want to wear. Inspiration for me changes, but what’s constant is that each season I am focused on the collection having a feeling of being effortless yet elegant. It is really important to me that our brides feel comfortable in their gown and that our pieces move with the women who wear them. We use a lot of really lovely silks and create some subtle, yet striking embroidery. I’m a big fan of gowns with strong, clean lines, but always with some detail that makes it truly special.”