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.
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.
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
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.