DE­SIGN­ERS SHARE THEIR VI­SION FOR THIS YEAR’S WHITE CASH­MERE COL­LEC­TION

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ANAS­TA­SIA LOMONOVA

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.”

RITA TESOLIN

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.

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