Designers Alexandra 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. Named after the eponymous Greek goddess, 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.
The iris element appears in all of the exclusively bridal dresses. 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.
In order to replicate the fragile venations of the blossom, plissé was used in some of the bridal dresses, providing an especially fine structured ruffling of the material.
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.
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 bridal dresses play coquettishly with Victorian corsetry, combining the exquisite materials of the bourgeoisie with transparent silhouettes in bohemian style. Especially the high-necked innocent iris dress, with its corselet, embodies the modern bride in a neo-Victorian manner.