Wednesday, May 5, 2010
We blogged about Punk Rock Bride almost two years ago when we first discovered them. We loved their unique, unbride style. Well, their new 2010 collection is out and it's pretty fabulous.
A few common themes tie this collection together, including the use of layering, corseting, and unexpected details. The mixing of fabrics and textures has been a part of Punk Rock Bride's approach since the beginning, and this year is no exception. The new collection utilizes eight different fabrics - many of them unlikely choices for bridal, including silk brocade, silk wool, silk cotton, and a hand-knitted piece.
The corseting elements, while subtle, give the new collection two welcome characteristics: structure and shape. While one of the dresses, Ella, employs a completely separate corset that rests on top of a draping A-line dress, two of the other dresses - Jenny and Alex - use a simple corseted backing to achieve a sculptural effect by targeting specific isolated areas of each dress.
Some additional fun details include the addition of pleats, tucks, and insets, as well as unexpected components such as pockets, belts, and keyholes. The dresses maintain simple silhouettes, comfort, and a light airy quality, without sacrificing drama or style.
We love these fun dresses and hope you do, too!