Love is in the Air with Caroline Castigliano’s new collection

Last week we were lucky enough to get a preview of Caroline Castigliano’s new collection at The Dorchester. It was a day filled with wonderful laces, satins, chiffon and beautiful embellishments (as well as a decadent afternoon tea!), and we caught up with Caroline to find out more about the inspiration behind the collection.

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5SWD: We are so inspired by the new collection! But what inspires you?

CC: I am quite simply inspired by making women look and feel beautiful – nothing is better than seeing a woman walk towards the mirror watching her reflection and full of confidence. My whole focus is classic gowns with a taste of fashion – bringing the two elements together creates perfection, beautifully cut with a great balance – it inspires me to do more.

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5SWD: We’ve had a sneak peek at the latest collection and have totally fallen in love with it – tell us all about it.

CC: Love is in the Air is all about romance and femininity.  I have moulded Chantilly lace over the base corset and then hand appliqued guipure lace over the top – It gives a stunning feminine silhouette and the lace trickles down onto the skirt.

CC: I designed gowns in silk Mikado with strong deep sweetheart necklines underpinned with silk tulle to hold the deep neckline this creates a playfully sensual feel but is really wonderful on brides with a fuller
figure.

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CC: The Love is in the Air collection has all silhouettes, from full skirts to fishtails – lace to georgette – it is about enjoying being a woman – understated, feminine, glamorous and effortless.

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We loved being there to witness the new gowns taking centre stage. Thank you for inviting us!

Suppliers

As well as the beautiful bridal fashion show, we were treated to a showcase from some of the very best suppliers in the business, including:

  • Shoe designer – Freya Rose
  • Wedding planner – Bruce Russell
  • Hair – Michael Van Clarke
  • Make Up – Bobbi Brown pro Hannah Martin
  • Diamond and jewellery experts – Duttson Rocks
  • Honeymoon experts – Scott Dunn Holiday companies
  • Stationery – Leeming Brothers
  • Flowers – Inwater Flowers
  • Photography – Rupa Photography
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