An eternal symbol of beauty and love, flowers are the inspiration for Claire Pettibone’s latest capsule collection. And although flowers for spring may be a cliché, there is a reason for their timeless quality; an allure that cannot be denied. Embroidered on soft tulle, vines trail gracefully along ethereal silhouettes as blossoms bud and bloom. Touches of petal pink, dusty rose and sage green, sky blue and silver, golden buttercup, and of course, classic ivory, adorn these ethereal silhouettes.
“Embroideries are almost like paintings for me, and choosing the colors for the threads and placing the elements on the body in a way that brings a lyrical and whimsical beauty, a breathtaking moment, as happens when those first blossoms of spring appear after a long winter…it truly never gets old to me”, shares the designer.
“I am constantly inspired by nature, and this season I let my botanical impulses run wild. Cherry blossoms, roses and peonies appliquéd by hand, layers of silk and tulle, and intricate branches and leaves come to life in couture gowns. Having just returned from a long-awaited visit to Japan just in time for cherry blossom season, my mind is awash in floating petals! Most of my brides are married in outdoor settings, and my vision this season is to transform them into the most unforgettable floral goddesses.” See some of their beautiful collection inside…
Peony – Dusty rose and pink peonies bloom along sage green stems that trail along the sheer sweetheart bodice and soft silk trumpet skirt. Dramatic cape sleeves are detachable, and the straps can be worn on or off-the-shoulder for multiple looks.
Odessa Blue – A softly structured sweetheart bodice with floral appliqué on or off-the-shoulder straps, blue flowers bloom along silver branches on this graceful fit-to-flare silhouette.
Hana – Pale yellow and Ivory roses bloom along this soft mermaid silhouette. Delicate cap sleeves frame the plunging neckline, and blossoms adorn the sheer illusion back, leading to a beautiful long train.
April – A new Ivory colorway added to our popular April gown. This soft mermaid silhouette has a gorgeous low open back tied with a gossamer bow and pretty blossoms along the plunging neckline.
Cherry Blossom – Delicate pink blossoms are scattered over this A-line silhouette. A deep V neckline in front and back, flowing tulle sleeves dripping in petals, and a dramatic flower-strewn train complete this flowing gown.
Les Fleurs Collection: @clairepettibone
Photography credits: @jeremychouphotography
Planning + Design: @kbellaevents
Hair + MU: @chloeho_mua
Hairpieces: @erinrhyne @twigsandhoney