Sometimes on the search for the perfect bridal gown we feel hopelessly torn. Torn between our barefoot bohemian, wandering gypsy souls and an innate love of couture and the romance awakened by traditional artisan techniques that are woven into the fabric of a high-end, luxury gown. We’re gypsy spirits and nomadic souls, with a complicated mix of loves, passionately modern, uniquely individual and a little nostalgic for the romance of bygone eras. Forever searching for the perfect gowns that blend exotic luxury with an effortless bohemian sentiment to mirror this mix, we have found the perfect pieces in Bo & Luca’s new Libertas collection!
Awakening thoughts of gypsy wanderlust meets earthy glamour, of exoticism, of escapism, of romance, of pure individuality; Libertas (translating to freedom and independence), beautifully brings together the wild freeness of a wandering soul with the glamour and sensuality of a botanical goddess. Not driven by trends or tradition, these gowns speak to the soul of the modern bride. To her traversing ways, to her passion for adventure, to her desire to take the road less travelled, to her liberation to dress for herself and her story.
The gowns really are wearable couture, high-end bohemian luxury, with an artisan quality and finesse rarely found in other non-traditional bridal labels. Utilising global artisans and textile traditions, Bo & Luca’s gowns are made from luxurious fabrics and the finest silks and continue to be hand beaded in India by localmaster craftsman (which alone can take up to two months), who use a unique, artisanal skill known as “Tambour”. The new Libertas gowns while still overtly glamourous, featuring the divine detailing that sets Bo & Luca apart from other labels are more subtle, softer and more beautifully understated. While decadent embellishment is still a huge focus, details await discovery. Bodices are intricately adorned with architectural motifs awakening thoughts of gypsy wanderlust. While hand woven gold threads running through the collection add a touch of exotic decadence. Embellishment in the form of intricate botanical embroideries is paired with soft ruffled or billowing sleeves for a romantic and whimsical sentiment. There are delicate headpieces with an almost a gilded vine like quality. A tulle cathedral veil is hand embellished with delicate floral motifs. The wow dress and favorite for The LANE is the chiffon Manhattan Gown with a low back, sheer long sleeves and delicate floral embroidery. It’s the perfect mix of bohemian ease and garden romance.
The evocative and extremely relevant collection extends on the Bo & Luca bohemian luxe aesthetic that we love, but draws inspiration from freedom of movement, to give a beautiful sense of lightness to the new pieces, which feature Bo & Luca’s signature finest chiffon, hand dyed to an off white. Billowing skirts move with majestic grace, floor-sweeping silhouettes are fluid and cascade naturally with the movement of the body, trains float ethereally behind, and two-piece outfits elegantly joined reveal hints of skin. This bohemian – luxe bride is cliff top in Capri, she is dancing barefoot on secluded shores all salty and windswept, she is effortless poolside in Miami, at home in gardens coloured with spring blooms, she’s enchanting in a small chapel full of history and stories and she is exotic on sun drenched roofs in Morocco. This collection translates for all those non-traditional brides who love the ease of bohemian glamour, but appreciate quality fabrics and refined details. Perfect pieces for you to tell your story!
Bo & Luca's studio is located in Fortitude Valley Brisbane Australia with a boutique to open in Cape Town, South Africa in mid November. Pieces are made to order at the Bo & Luca showroom. Due to the intricate and couture designs a 4 month minimum order time is required (the hand beading alone can take up to 2 months!). We recommend 6 months to avoid disappointment!
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