Spring/Summer weddings are most popular in Australia. Here are 7 popular trends Mother of the Bride or Groom can draw inspiration from. Drawing inspiration from the latest Haute Couture gowns and incorporating elements into your custom-made Mother of the Bride/Groom outfit will surely be a showstopper. Our new 2020 collection of designer fabrics at d’Italia will allow you to recreate these ideas and make it your own.

1. STATEMENT PRINT

Reem Acra Srping 2009 Collection

Image: Reem Acra Srping 2009 Collection, image Via Pinterest. Fabrics: d’Italia 2020 Collection, Lurex Silk Burn Out Organza in Lilac and Rose Colour.

Reem Acra Spring 2009 Ready to Wear Collection showcases dreamy metallic prints in soft sheer fabrics. New in store is our Silk Organza prints, with lurex and floral pattern burn out will create the ideal Mother of the Bride/Groom dress for a beach or garden ceremony. The lurex metallic thread that runs through the floral print combined with the soft pastel colours are both modern and feminine. Silk Organza is ideal for a soft sheer look that would hold the shape of the gown, without the fabric collapsing.

2. PLAY WITH BOLD COLOURS

Valentino Spring 2020 Couture Collection

Image: Valentino Spring 2020 Couture Collection, image via Pinterest. Fabrics: d’Italia Silk Dupion Colour range, Crimson and Peacock Colours.

Valentino Spring 2020 collection have used bold contrasting colours to make a statement. You can have the simplest silhouette, along with a striking colour will enhance your look. At d’Italia our Silk Dupion range come in an array of colours to mix and match to suite your colour scheme. Silk Dupion is ideal for a structed or fitted garment. Its crisp paper like weight is perfect for draper, fabric manipulation and creating texture in your garment. Some Dupion can have smooth lustre with a raw silk finish. As a designer this is one of my all-time favourite fabrics that will never date. Have been around for many centuries and still inspiring Fashion Designers to create beautiful works of wearable art.

3. DRAPERY

Eli Saab 2020 Couture Collection and Zac Posen 2014

Left to Right Image: Eli Saab 2020 Couture Collection and Zac Posen 2014 Spring Collection, images via Pinterest. Fabrics: d’Italia Rose Gold Brocade and Rosehip Silk Georgette.

Zac Posen 2014 Spring Collection and Eli Saab 2020 Couture Collection; both highlights the magic of draping. Zac Posen, the ever so talented young king of fashion drapery shows us what can be achieved with finely pleated and draped silk chiffon or georgette. Whereas Eli Saab has used a heavier weight crepe or silk to form structure through draping. Both are very effective statement dresses. Our Silk Satin Chiffon or Georgette would be ideal to explore the techniques of fine drapery by hand. While, our heavy weight Brocades or Silk Crepes would be more suited for structured draping. Draping is a tedious task that can only be achieved by hand pinning each individual pleat on your garment to create an effect that would flatter your body.

4.  SHINNY AND GLITTERY

Van Noten 2019 Collection

Image: Van Noten 2019 Collection, image via Pinterest

Fabric: d’Italia multi-colour sequinned pattern.

Glitter, sequins and all that shine can be just a highlight feature in your outfit. Dries Van Noten Fall 2019 collections depicts beautiful sequinned garments. You do not have to go all out and have full sequinned dress if you’re worried of standing out too much. If you like your bling then think about creating separates such as a sequinned top, pants or just a touch of sprinkle on the cuff, collar or neckline of your outfit. If you are a glitter or sequinned lover at heart, then we have many options to select from at d’Italia. Sequinned fabrics can even come in prints and different combinations of colours, creating interest oppose to a traditional sequinned dress.

5. FOCUS ON INTRICATE DETAIL

Georges Hobeika

Image: Georges Hobeika, 2016 Fall Collection, image via Pinterest.

Fabric: d’Italia Multi Beaded, Embroidered and Sequinned Lace.

This beautiful crop jacket by Georges Hobeika, from his 2016 Fall Collection will surely make you think outside the box when you see intricate details on fabric. d’Italia’s hand beaded and embroidered floral lace always catches many of our client’s eyes. Never fail to inspire Mother of the Bride/Groom to incorporate this stunning work of art into their design. Again, you do not have to stick to a traditional dress. Why not a statement jacket, bolero or shawl, can be recreated with an elaborate fabric such as this. It will be the envy of every guest at the wedding, wishing they owned that priceless piece of bespoke couture.

6. PLAY WITH DIFFERENT TEXTURE

Eli Saab 2019 Fall Couture Collection

Image: Eli Saab 2019 Fall Couture Collection, image via Pinterest.

Fabric: d’Italia 3D Floral and Textured Lace.

Experiment with different texture fabrics. Just like colour, you can really create interest and depth to your outfit. Drawing inspiration from this Eli Saab 2019 Fall couture collection, they have combined elements of 3D floral lace, feathers, velvet, beading and embroidery all in the one design. Be brave and explore different elements with your designer. You can really create a visually appeasing aesthetic to your garment. At d’Italia our showroom carries a range of speciality designer fabrics for you to select from. See our 3D floral laces that can be appliqued to create a similar illusion.

7. CLASSIC TWEED

Chanel Spring 2019 Couture Collection and Ralph Lauren 2020 Collection

Left to Right Image: Chanel Spring 2019 Couture Collection and Ralph Lauren 2020 Collection, image via Pinterest.

Fabric: d’Italia Gold Tween and Black/White Tweed.

Forever classic tweed will never ever go out of trend! A Chanel Tweed suit will always be a classic choice for a traditional ceremony. A well-tailored suit jacket will be an invest for life. At d’Italia we have modern tweed patterns to select from with wool and lurex blends. Be inspired to design your own tweed suit jacket without paying for a designer price with our range of formal tweed fabrics.

ARE YOU ON THE HUNT FOR THE PERFECT FABRIC AND YOU WANT TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT HOW WE CAN WORK TOGETHER TO CREATE YOUR VERY OWN CUSTOM BRIDAL DRESS? Contact us today, for your free in-store design consultation and over the phone styling advice service from our lovely team of designers who have been creating dream wedding dresses in Melbourne for the past 19 years!

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