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