The latest bridal wear trends—straight from Milan’s Sì White Carpet
Five captivating collections, one big celebration
The second edition of Sì White Carpet at Milan’s Sposaitalia Collezioni, the runway show presenting wedding and ceremony capsule collections, put young designers and sustainability at its core. It also bore witness to some interesting collaborations and designs, inspired by Greek mythology and the Oscar red carpet alike.
We bring you all the action, straight from the runway:
Triple RRR opened the show with a stellar collection, Wedding Star. It was marked by dressing gowns in satin, velvet and silk. Apart from white, the dramatic collection saw colours such as red and black, together with flow-y silhouettes and gliding lines. In signature Robert Cavalli (son of Roberto and Eva Cavalli) style, the showcase had a celebratory feel to it. Robert also took home the Sì Sposaitalia Award.
Elisabetta Polignano’s collaboration with Italdenim, an Italian manufacturer of sustainable denim, was a unique marriage of denim with wedding and ceremony gowns. The Denim Couture Eco capsule collection showcased six styles that were distinctly modern, tailored in Italy. The pieces highlighted the fabric’s versatility and positioned it as a sophisticated material that lends itself to haute couture easily.
The collaboration between Bellantuono and Efisio Rocco Marras gave the ceremony look some punk edge. Their collection of six stunning gowns were high on strong contrasts and bold silhouettes. Black and fuchsia overlapped on tulle, embroidery, ruffles and bows. The capsule collection was inspired by contemporary princesses who don’t need saving—they’re their own prince charming. Accordingly, the creations seemed more at home in the Grimm Brothers universe than a Disney one.
Davide Grillo x Maria Pia’s capsule collection, Amore e Psiche, drew inspiration from the epic mythological love story of Eros and Psyche. The beautiful ceremony collection employed delicate and sculpted taffeta and cotton tulle to create pieces that were dedicated to classical beauty and timeless love.
Musani Couture and Gian Carlo Pollastri’s collaboration heroed the modern, bold, sensual woman of today. The gorgeous gowns were a nod to Oscar red carpet couture and are ideal for black-tie occasions. The collection was an ode to the fabrics, colours and prints that excite the sophisticated woman.