With this post we wrap up our visit to Fall 2014 NYC Bridal Market, and we’re leaving things on a high note!
Jorge Manuel is celebrating his company’s fifth anniversary with the fabulous haute couture Fleur Collection 2014.
This collection, presented with a lush garden theme backdrop, was inspired by flowers from world-famous gardens. “I [studied] each flower and its symbolic meaning, [and] examined its structure and allowed this to influence the designing process,” Manuel noted in the collection’s official statement.
The twelve gowns in the collection took a year to complete, and with over 1,000 hours of hand-beaded work invested, was clearly a labor of love.
That said, the beadwork in this collection is exquisite. The gown shapes are flattering and classic, but there are surprises galore. For instance, a gown with a plunging neckline on a bodice adorned with embellishments so feminine and romantic that it doesn’t teeter into daring or inappropriate territory. Also, plunging backs. And an embellished veil that will make any and every bride giddy with excitement to be getting married.
Sounds like a winning collection to us! Enjoy the inspiration, and thank you for reading.