Lookbook: Matthew Williamson Launches Bridal

The designer presents his debut collection of wedding dresses, be they draped, feathered or encrusted with crystals.

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The designer presents his debut collection of wedding dresses, be they draped, feathered or encrusted with crystals.nAs Williamson told Elle UK: "I wanted to create a bridal collection that is both a natural extension of the mainline eveningwear, but at the same time reflects the opulence of such an important celebratory event. The pieces are characterised by feminine, diaphanous silhouettes in richly embellished luxurious fabrics."
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Indeed, the 11 dresses are both cocktail-length and full-length formal, with a fur bolero included in the mix. This bracelet-sleeved mini, in particular, has the power to command the center of attention, but we think would wear well beyond the wedding day.
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Showing off his high-design inventive style, Williamson created truly unique pieces, like this bustier bodice with a feathered skirt and sheer, one-shoulder shawl overlay.
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Voila! It comes in a long length as well, upping the richness of the feathered bottom just a bit.
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The overall aesthetic oozes romance, but never gets precious. We love the cascades of Victorian-inspired lace spun together in a laid-back, bohemian silhouette.
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This is a serious, statement-making gown and yet, is steeped in simplicity. Again, Williamson works his magic to make something seem timeless, retro and cutting-edge all at once.
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A goddess frock, kept easy and flowing, but with a delicate belt cinching a loose waist and adding a little bit of sparkle.
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A cocktail dress fit for the contemporary bride. Luxurious draping and a crystal corsage give a short dress the formal punch it needs for a proper party.
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There's a light floral print in the silk of this strapless, and artisan pearls trim the cross-over bustline.
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Perhaps the sweetest of the set, the combination of an empire waist and a ribbon bow at the bust would make a lesser dress seem twee. Not here, however, where beaded peacock feathers inject true, grown-up glamour.
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The personification of what a Grecian goddess would wear—if she had Swarovski crystals (and Williamson's flair for tailoring) at her disposal.
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Another silhouette that hints vaguely toward the Classical periods, when women were warriors. For our modern times, an empire bodice beaded with geometric metallics falls away to a softly flowing skirt to the floor. Those in New York looking to get a peek at the dresses close-up can book an appointment at Williamson's store in the Meatpacking District.
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