Le Grand Wedding and Z Wedding Design wowed brides-to-be and members of the media alike when they unveiled their Autumn/Winter collection on March 15 2015. Bold, mesmerizing, elegant – words failed to describe their sheer beauty.
Staged amidst huge orchid blossoms descending from ceiling and an ethereal peach and pink rose backdrop. Every attendee – including celebrity guests Zen Chong, Chris Tong and Jessica Liu – waited eagerly for the show to begin. Even photographers from Chris Ling, a long-time partner of both establishments, stood ready with their cameras poised. A hush fell as the lights dimmed and music stirred.
The first model for Le Grand Wedding sailed confidently down the aisle in a bespoke navy gown. The sheer volume of the skirt ruffles and the unusual color shattered the anticipatory silence, as the audience buzzed with excitement. Such was the impression of the two collections showcased that day, whether you were enthralled by the abundant lace or brilliant embellishments.
Subtler in color, but not paler in comparison, the next few gowns in mints and greys drew appreciative nods from the brides-to-be, many of whom were still stunned by the earlier statement piece. While white is still predominantly the color of choice for wedding gowns, a few admitted they could see themselves picking similar colors for their bridal gown selection.
Said Lucinda, “It was breath-taking. I love the choice of color palette. Very interesting and definitely colors I didn’t expect myself to love so much.”
A number, like Claudia Then and fashion stylist Sheryl Chan, noted the abundance of lace details, which was in line with the 70s theme Le Grand Wedding was presenting. A different kind of vintage revitalized. The lace details that fitted seamlessly with fashionable necklines, plunging v-backs or even key-hole backs was truly captivating.
Of course, no wedding – especially the Chinese grand banquet – would be complete without a modern evening gown. A Le Grand Wedding one is the choice piece for any bold fashionista. Take a look at our star pick (shown below) and you’ll see what we mean. There is no flirtier number than this cheongsam collared, illusion backless gown with see through, lacey sleeves. The tight fitting bodice flowing down to the hem of the fit-and-flare skirt is so subtly sexy that even mother-in-law will approve.
It’s time for Z Wedding Design to shine. Flaunting graceful folds reminiscent of Grecian goddesses’ robes richly adorned with intricate beadwork and embroidery that sparkle with each step, these models would make Venus blush with envy.
The shimmer from these hand-sewn crystals and accents won the heart of fashion blogger, Jemimah Wei. “These gowns, like the colored ones, tend to be worn at night. And these details just reflect more light. So you’re definitely going to make more of an impact when you walk in for your second march and that’s what makes all the difference.”
Bringing back vivid memories of the Le Grand’s statement dress, a model from Z Wedding Design caused quite a stir, when she showed off the side drapings of her lovely blue piece. Draping was another defining Grecian feature for many gowns in this collection. Very romantic with or without a veil.
Many brides-to-be gasped with joy when the white collection stepped on stage. The white, overflowing tulle created skirts so poufy that they looked like the dress every little girl wishes for. There was one gown in particular that leaves you breathless – a fairy tale piece with a sweeping train! The retreating model was Cinderella fleeing the ball at the stroke of midnight, leaving Prince Charming completely besotted.
Like the other women going gaga over white, we have to admit guiltily that our favorite would be the white fit-and-flare gown. The layers of tulle cascaded down gently like falling rose petals. A fetching choice for brides selecting a modern luxe or another equally opulent wedding theme.
The runway show ended with enthusiastic clapping as Joey Ling, founder of Le Grand Wedding and Z Wedding Design, stepped on stage, indicating the event was a resounding success. Needless to say, we are already looking forward to their next show.
Le Grand Wedding
Tel: 6327 8880
Address: 79 Tanjong Pagar Rd, Singapore 088500
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