The beautiful garden setting and blossoming cherry trees said it all: Ines Di Santo was inspired by the promise of spring. The designer showed a lineup of romantic gowns that ranged from her signature mermaid shape to voluminous, ethereal frocks. Di Santo worked these classic bridal silhouettes in delicate lace, airy tulle, layers of satin and intricate embroideries — grounding them in tradition but giving them a modern edge.
Asia was also a point of reference, with mandarin collars featured on dresses and strands of pearl embroidery on backs and shoulders; the models even wore tiny butterflies on their hands and, at times, placed on their dresses. Every gown was beautifully crafted with plenty of traditional bridal touches, but it was the high-low re-embroidered, textured style with a youthful, flirty appeal that felt fresh and new.