DESIGNERS SHARE THEIR VISION FOR THIS YEAR’S WHITE CASHMERE COLLECTION
Known for her ethereal and romantic designs, Anastasia’s gowns are modern yet imbued with a poetic nostalgia that is timeless.
Inspiration “I had a lush baroque garden-party wedding in mind. To create that mood, I used lace motifs that were organic in shape but luxuriously ornate.”
HOAX COUTURE BY JIM SEARLE AND CHRIS TYRELL
This Toronto-based design duo have been the go-to designers for fashionforward society brides since they launched their label in 1985. They’ve also designed red-carpet pieces for stars such as Diana Krall, Alanis Morissette and Jada Pinkett Smith.
Inspiration “We wanted to focus on extravagant shapes for the White Cashmere Collection, so we brought that to life with handmade flower appliqués.”
VAWK BY SUNNY FONG
Sunny has been dressing women in delightfully structured works of art since 2004. “VAWK” is based on the phonetic spelling of a Sanskrit word meaning “of divine creativity,” so it’s the perfect motto to inspire bridal-gown dreams.
Inspiration “When I created this design, I was thinking it would be perfect for a beach wedding in Polynesia.”
PALOMA BLANCA BY ELSA CARLESIMO
For the past 17 years, Elsa has worked with satin, lace and organza to create cinema-worthy gowns for brides around the world.
Inspiration “Plunging necklines, luxurious crystal accents and show-stopping skirts are the trends for today’s bride. I wanted to capture that sensibility with this design.”
Statement baubles are Rita’s specialty. Her signature handcrafted one-of-akind pieces are embellished with precious and semi-precious stones.
Inspiration “I’ve been working on designing fresh new pieces for my fall and spring collections and decided that having the bracelet wrap around the hand was different from what other jewellery designers are doing.” A proud supporter of CBCF since 2005, Cashmere has once again committed 25 cents from the sale of every limited-edition package to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation during October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month.