PFW: White Iris Bridal Couture 2016 by Kaviar Gauche

Kaviar Gauche Bridal 2016 Runway
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Kaviar Gauche presented its latest Bridal Couture Collection for Spring Summer 2016 at the Salon France-Ameriques during Paris Fashion Week.

Designers Alexandra Fischer-Roehler and Johanna Kühl have once again found inspiration in a floral element of nature: the iris, a delicate and striking blossom that combines mystic and earthly qualities and is symbolic of creativity and true love.

(All photography by Kristy Sparow/Getty Images)

Kaviar Gauche Bridal Couture Runway Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2016

Kaviar Gauche Bridal Couture Runway Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2016

Named after the eponymous Greek goddess, Iris, the personification of the rainbow, it has myriad facets. But in its purest elemental form, a white blossom, it serves as the recurring theme of the new Bridal Couture collection by Kaviar Gauche.

Kaviar Gauche Bridal Couture Runway Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2016

The iris element appears in different reincarnations in all 22 of the exclusively ivory coloured collection pieces. The collection’s key piece, for example, the White Iris Dress, references the flower with its opulent skirt volume, showcasing the bride’s innocence, lightness and uniqueness.

Kaviar Gauche Bridal Couture Runway Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2016

Kaviar Gauche Bridal Couture Runway Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2016

In order to replicate the fragile venations of the blossom, plissé was used in some of the dresses, providing an especially fine structured ruffling of the material.

Kaviar Gauche Bridal Couture Runway Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2016

PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 04: A model walks the runway at the Kaviar Gauche show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2016 at Salon France-Ameriques on October 4, 2015 in Paris, France. (Photo by Kristy Sparow/Getty Images)

Kaviar Gauche Bridal Couture Runway Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2016

The iris embroideries on tulle are also worthy of mention, embellishing several collection pieces with painstaking couture craftsmanship, allowing them to shine in inimitable elegance.

Kaviar Gauche Bridal Couture Runway Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2016

Kaviar Gauche Bridal Couture Runway Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2016

Kaviar Gauche Bridal Couture Runway Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2016

The typical Kaviar Gauche attributes of effortlessness and sensuality are conveyed in particular by the use of filigree materials like chiffon, organza and silk tulle.

Kaviar Gauche Bridal Couture Runway Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2016

Kaviar Gauche Bridal Couture Runway Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2016

The cut and shapes of the collection are reminiscent of the Belle Époque, the turn of the century, a time of seismic cultural shifts, which the collection plays with in its use of contrasts: the dresses play coquettishly with Victorian corsetry, combining the exquisite materials of the bourgeoisie with transparent silhouettes in bohemian style.

Kaviar Gauche Bridal Couture Runway Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2016

Kaviar Gauche Bridal Couture Runway Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2016

Kaviar Gauche Bridal Couture Runway Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2016

PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 04: A model walks the runway at the Kaviar Gauche show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2016 at Salon France-Ameriques on October 4, 2015 in Paris, France. (Photo by Kristy Sparow/Getty Images)

Kaviar Gauche Bridal Couture Runway Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2016

Especially the high-necked Innocent Iris Dress, with its corselet, embodies the modern bride in a neo-Victorian manner. For the first time Kaviar Gauche is freeing itself of its high waists and has created a bodice for the independent and strong woman that allows freedom of movement.

Kaviar Gauche Bridal Couture Runway Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2016

Kaviar Gauche Bridal Couture Runway Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2016

Kaviar Gauche Bridal Couture Runway Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2016

The collection is accessorised with sandals created especially for the new collection in cooperation with Selve. Referencing the mythological inspiration, the shoes complete the look and captivate with their iridescent details like Swarovski crystals in shapes inspired by flora and fauna.

Kaviar Gauche Bridal Couture Runway Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2016

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