That Flapper Girl Feel: Gwendolynne Bridal 2013

Jan 27, 2013 by

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Indulge me with my obsession for art deco-inspired wedding dresses for just a little longer. I recently discovered the work of Australian designer Gwendolynne Burkin, a fashion purist who avoids trends and relies on her vivid imagination to create the beautifully delicate gowns out of floaty fabrics and rich beadwork. Her 2013 collection from Melbourne fashion week spoke to the flapper girl within me and said, “Come out, dance, and screw what anyone else might think.” Each gown is a stunning revival of the glamorous fashions worn by the rebellious women of the 1920s, and made with so much thought and care that they can easily be worn by brides who’d happily go barefoot or brides who want to be bedecked in jewels. Each look is topped off with beaded flapper caps and headdresses, a dramatic accessory for brides searching for an alternative to a veil.

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