Ever since I started the Never the Bride project on Instagram, I’ve had my eye on wedding dresses that meet somewhere in between bridal and haute couture. Besides, a fashion girl like me would probably opt for a fashion dress – not a humdrum sweetheart bridal gown – when picturing her nuptials. I’m thinking Caroline Sieber tying the knot in Chanel. You can imagine my delight while watching the Stephan Caras Spring 14 runway show last week at World MasterCard Fashion Week.
The seasoned designer is known for his breathtaking evening wear around the world, and was recently named one of CEO Magazine’s top 25 most beloved and inspiring designers in the world, alongside some of the greats, Tom Ford, Valentino Garavani and Riccardo Tisci.
Some strong points in this collection were the tiered, hoop skirts made with flexible wires, a modern take on a traditional couturier design. In pastel pink with black pipping, these dresses were the kind I’d share with other dress-obsessed girls. Much like Inbal Dror’s 2012 collection, pearls figured heavily for the Caras’ Spring 14 woman – and truth be told, pearls never go out of style. Another thing I enjoyed in this collection were the slits, thigh-high and sexy-sexy. A few dresses seemed to hang on by a thread, a look that flatters the Irina Shyaks and Izabel Goularts of the world. Pilates class, anyone?