Inspired by decadent evenings of revelry, Australian bridal designer Ingrid Olić of Love Honor has released her second bridal collection, Moondance. Evocative of celestial nights, the collection explores the duality of light and shade. In lunar-inspired tones modern silhouettes are dusted with hand-beading, woven with texture and delicately printed.
We caught up with the Sydney-based designer to explore the new designs and evolution of Love Honor, since the wildly successful debut collection last year.
We love the celestial mood of your new collection, what inspired the new collection?
The inspiration for our collection and the celestial mood it evokes is the eve of the wedding and the celebration of the bride and groom. From a creative perspective I was definitely inspired by black and white film, glossy 80’s style flash photography, glistening lights and the romantic mood of the evening wedding soirée.
Talk us through some of the new silhouettes and fabrications.
Moondance explores the relationship between light, shade and movement. The fabrics play such an important role in each of our designs. Each gown is inspired by how the fabric moves, drapes and generally this dictates our silhouettes. This collection features an Italian screen printed organza in the most stunning floral. The exploration of prints is something new to our collection which is an exciting concept for bridal. We have included intricately hand beaded fabrics that reflect light in such a way that the dress illuminates and textures such as feathers that move so romantically with the softest breeze.
While our dynamic fabric choices inspire so much of the direction; modern, flattering, elevated and sensual silhouettes will always be integral to the Love Honor brand. In the new collection you will find our signature waist enhancing structures, effortless silhouettes that skim and enhance the female form and elements borrowed from history infused throughout but always executed in a modern way.
“In the new collection you will find our signature waist enhancing structures, effortless silhouettes that skim and enhance the female form…”
What have you learned most since your debut collection, and how has this knowledge seeped into your new designs?
There have been so many learning curves. It is really easy to fall into the trap of pleasing everyone’s taste when trying to carve out your own path. We have remained very true to our core values as a brand whilst showcasing the talents behind our team by delivering such an elevated collection of gowns. The success of our debut collection definitely placed an added level of pressure. I’m extremely proud of what my team and I created.
One of your favorite looks from Moondance and the wedding you envisioned it worn to?
It’s too hard to choose one so if I may I am going to have to choose two. One being the Selene gown, I can see this worn in a stunning Greek island setting like Oia (Santorini) at sunset. The sunlight hitting all the hand encrusted beads would be so magical. The other is our Valentina, her drop waist and voluminous skirt is so grand and regal. I can see this being worn to an Estate wedding in the Southern Highlands of NSW or a rustic vineyard in Tuscany.
Where can brides purchase the collection?
Visit the Love Honor website to see the full collection.
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