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Ethereal Decadence

A masterful balance of lavish and lightness

This season, Spring 2017 Couture shows were suffused with an ethereal decadence. A masterful balance of lavish with an impossible lightness and fragility, ornate embellishment was woven over whisper weight tulle and billowing chiffons.

The iridescent tones and adornment we innately gravitate toward were given a softer, romantic edge, with luminous fabrics layered over a creamy base of nude and barely-there lilacs. Dramatic beading and lavish details felt refined paired with nostalgic silhouettes like billowing poets sleeves in translucent fabrics, subtle fan pleating and high necklines.

With pearlescent shades reminiscent of moonlight and the liquid mirrors of dusk beaches, we couldn’t help but imagine these gowns in an oceanic setting. Think barefoot celebrations under a canopy of stars, tablescapes draped in billowing linens, the iridescent tones of a dress carried through to pearl handled silverware, decadently glazed ceramics, and flickering candlelight.

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