Photographs by: Paula Morandarte
We live in a time in which, “New is good”. New ideas, new concepts, and new ways to surprise consumers. Fortunately, we can still find something that doesn’t lose its basic concept, it’s still classic but renewed at the same time. We are talking about Isabelle Armstrong’s Fall Collection 2016. The show took place last Friday in the Hotel Plaza Athenee in a luxury lounge that fits perfectly with the beauty of the collection.
This collection has been inspired by the documentary Dior and I, a film in which the idea of old world glamour, super fashion design, and expert craftsmanship is strong and mixed together to create a masterpiece of fashion. Looking at this new collection, we find beautiful, elegant, sophisticated, romantic, luxurious wedding dresses. They are never too much, they never lose contact with the classic idea of wedding dress. The feeling that the models give us is self-confidence, proudly wearing these wonderful dresses. The company knows brides want to be princesses for one day and this is exactly what they do with their creations.
WBM talked to Kenneth Pool, the designer of this incredible collection. “The concept idea was cashmere. I love to use it, I wanted to create an elegant and sophisticated collection using the cashmere as the main fabric”.
So you can see an ivory and gold lame jacquard cashmere floor length cardigan with sheared mink cuffs worn with satin bias cut halter gown with beaded and jewel trim.
Or a long sleeve ivory cashmere bolero with pearl and diamond cuff and neckline trim worn with ivory fishtail gown with scoop neck and open back.
Or ivory cashmere twin set with beaded jewel appliques worn with layered ball skirt of tulle and appliqued French lace at hem.
But this collection has different styles and different fabrics, a strength that allows the company to always meet the customers’ needs: “Our clients are so loyal. They follow us for years and they talk to us a lot. They suggest to us what to change, what they want, what they like. Everything. I think this is very important in the relationship with the clients, we work for them, so we need to follow our ideas and passions but always listening to our clients’ needs”.
So true! That’s one of the reasons why this collection is so real, I am sure every woman will love it. So dear brides, look at the pictures and dream about it!
Annalisa Arcoleo is a filmmaker and journalist at heart. She started her journalism career working for Utility Magazine, writing about movies and some of the most important italian events taking place in Italy. After graduating at ACT Cinecitta’ Studios in Rome, she started to work on movie sets and Italian television companies. She was able take part in two TV series at “5 Stelle TV” as an Assistant Producer. In 2012 Annalisa joined one of the most famous Italian television networks, La Rai, to start an internship and a collaboration as filmmaker and journalist conducting interviews and creating news reports.
In 2013, after winning a scholarship in journalism and movie reviews at Sentieri Selvaggi, her writings have gone on to appear in “La Voce” Magazine.
Now while in New York she continues her passion for learning by interning at World Bride Magazine to sharpen her journalism skills while still pursing her filmmaking career.