The QC Club Bridal Group Show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival Brisbane had everyone dreaming of walking down the isle this spring. The gowns were exquisite and surprised with intricate detailing. Once again, Brisbane proved that brides are spoilt for choice with an array of designs and styles to select for their special day.
Elizabeth De Varga opened the show with a gorgeous off-the-shoulder lace and taffeta gown that had attendees swooning as the model gracefully floated down the runway. In particular there was a dress that wowed the crowd. The skirt of this simple number unclipped and revealed a sexy jumpsuit. It's perfect for the bride who loves options.
Jordanna Regan Couture showcased a collection that embraces a woman's curves with fitted bodices that hug past the hips.
Brides Desire by Wendy Sullivan focused on accentuating waistlines with lace details and sweet heart necklines.
Alter-Ego Brisbane favourited tulle in his collection by also paying homage to old Hollywood glamour.
Jack Sullivan sent voluminous skirts and lace details down the runway. Strapless, sweet heart necklines and gorgeous fabrics were the common theme.
Paul Hunt showcased six looks, all with a point of difference. Designers often have creative limitations with bridal, but this season Hunt chose to think outside of the box. His first look impressed with a beaded crop top with diamante shoulder straps and a pastel blue printed skirt. Patterns, texture and embellishments varied with different lengths and cuts which gave the feeling of a fresh interpretation for bridal.
In my own words, George Wu is bigger than Brisbane. Every year he outdoes himself with a collection that clearly owns his signature aesthetic but with a twist. His impeccable attention to detail and elegant creations are what make him one of Australia's leading designers. This year, he sent Roman goddesses with an edge down the runway. Sculptured bodices, off the shoulder necklines, lace details and drapping with effortless silhouettes left the crowd in awe.
This season brides-to-be can expect that lace and intricate details with voluminous skirts and accentuated waistlines will be trending in a big way.