Unveiled in the grounds of the Embassy of the United Kingdom on the famous Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, the Ralph & Russo Autumn-Winter 2019/2020 couture collection depicts a 1930s soirée en plein air; a lively scene wrought with flora, fauna and the majestic opulence of the Art Deco era.
Lensed by the creative works of artist and designer, Erté, evening gowns are sensually draped and bestrewn with strings of pearls, exposing elongated hourglass silhouettes and emulating his Les Bijoux de Perle.
Daring shades of red, pink, yellow and aqua are fused in ombré hues and juxtaposed with ice-white feather embellished cocktail dresses and black bejewelled smoking jackets; at once elegant and sophisticated, but with a masculine edge.
Embellished in true Art Deco form with opalescent fan-shaped embroideries and designs that are simultaneously geometric and spherical, this season’s collection translates the pastiche of influences behind the Art Deco movement into a continued celebration of the modern female and her multi-faceted form amid the joie de vivre of an era almost a century past.
Inspired by simplicity, the ultimate form of sophistication and elegance, Lihi Hod introduces her new collection, “A Whiter Shade of Pale”. Hod created an insulated capsule with no recollection of time and place; where femininity and infinity lie in their purest form.
The minimalistic, monochromatic white design creates timeless pieces that go beyond the boundaries of time and place yet reflect Hod’s meticulous craftsmanship.; rich textures, sparkling lights and shading, all dazzling in their primal beauty as a rough diamond in the depths of the earth.
The collection was shot in a studio all covered in raw fabric, sheer organza and soft silks in neutral colors, creating a dreamy atmosphere; a blank canvas showcasing the magnificent gowns, shining as a ray of light on brides’ unforgettable day.
ABOUT LIHI HOD
Born and raised in Tel Aviv, fashion has always been an inseparable part of Lihi Hod’s life. A graduate of Shenkar College, Hod has an impressive design record working in the best fashion houses throughout the world - among them Christian Dior in Paris and Eli Tahari in New York.
In 2010, Hod founded a unique studio for bespoke evening and bridal gowns under her own name, quickly establishing herself as a premier Israeli designer. In 2014, she won the prestigious Israeli Fashion Week Best Evening and Bridal Gown Designer Award, and gowns she has designed are now sold in the finest bridal boutiques all over the world.
Hod’s worldly inspiration and her unique signature style combine a sense of eternal romance with a deep understanding of modern trends. Every Lihi Hod gown is designed and sewn by hand with the highest standards of haute couture excellence.
Founded in 1999, the Anne Barge Bridal collection is renowned for timeless gowns with a contemporary twist. Inspired by vintage couture, the Anne Barge collection combines the best of classic design and modern trends, using the finest fabrics, embellishments, and embroidery sourced throughout the world. Anne Barge offers an abundance of elegant options for the discerning bride in two collections, Anne Barge Couture and Blue Willow Bride by Anne Barge. With profound expertise in creating special occasion gowns, Anne Barge Eveningwear is made with the brand’s trademark attention to detail, from fabric to fit.
The Anne Barge philosophy is simple, “Good design is timeless”.
The Anne Barge Fall/Winter 2018 collection is an interpretation of nature’s midnight garden. An escape into a fanciful garden that inspires all things feminine - a delicate tracery of ribbons and bows, a whisper of pink, dreamy layers of floral lace. Hair and makeup are kept sleek and simple, with smooth, swept back ponytails held by a ribbon and a darker lip for a nineties accent. Skin is soft and luminous with a subtle sheen of rose gold and lightly lashed eyes. Beauty and design for today's bride.
October 4th, 2016 – New York, NY- Fresh, light and wildly romantic our Fall/Winter 2018 Bridal collection represents the thrill of discovery. The marriage of artful hand embroideries with contemporary elements - such as a sequin t-shirt and jacquard bomber jacket - is an invigorating find for the elegant bride who is searching for something slightly unexpected. Honored by the privilege to dress women for their most important moments, our fourth bridal collection embodies our passionate pursuit to effortlessly unite timeless elegance with modern romance.
A portrait of women, the Ralph & Russo Autumn Winter 2017/2018 collection takes inspiration from the identity and natural beauty captured by the grand masters Richard Avedon, Cecil Beaton & Norman Parkinson.
Enthused by light and animation, this season's palette is iridescent; a flash of ice mints and pearlescent lavenders, aqua blue double satins and crystal mesh in rose-gold hues.
Embroidery is crystallised like a photograph in time, whilst motion is captured in the movement of devored white feathers, fluid draping, floor sweeping trains, ribbons of metallic chainmail and wide leg trouser suits.
Capturing contemporary female beauty through the lens of Creative Director, photography and couture share; the unique ability to emulate an individual's personality and soul.