As we promised in our previous teaser post, the Delphine Manivet Bridal 2016 look book has arrived, and it does not disappoint. The designer divided the collection into two subsets, prêt a porter and couture. Lucky brides can take their pick between simpler daytime pieces and more elaborate evening wear depending on their personal style or the vibe of their wedding day.
Though we’ve already touched on most of the structural elements and themes, such as demure lace, flutter sleeves, and elevated “cutouts,” throughout Delphine Manivet’s bridal designs in our last post, this editorial highlights a favorite that we failed to mention. Note the flirtatiously placement of long satin ribbons on the backs and sleeves of the dresses. Called “suivez moi jeune homme” (translation: “follow me young man”) these darling adornments hold a cheeky historical meaning. In 19th century France it was commonplace for young women to have long ribbons on the backs of their hats meant for men to follow. The flowing bows found in various incarnations throughout the collection signify a courtship from a fanciful bygone era —a detail we find entirely in-tune with Delphine Manivet’s irresistibly romantic aesthetic.
Most importantly, the collection also happens to celebrate Delphine’s 10 year anniversary. She is definitely a personal favorite of the R&G team for both her bridal and non-bridal creations alike and we can’t wait to see what’s ahead for her growing house. You don’t need to have a wedding themed Pinterest board to dream of donning any of these dresses for an incredible occasion, whether that be your big day or just some really amazing soirée. Swoon.
(Images: Christophe Roué for Delphine Manivet)