There’s something for every bride
From ethereal diaphanous dresses to architectural stunners, each Peter Langner collection carries a variety of styles that’ll appeal to any bride. “Our collection doesn’t just have one specific look but many different looks, from the romantic ones to the trendy and fashion-forward. We use a lot of types of different fabrics as well – about 80 to 120 in each collection”, Peter says.
His figure-flattering cuts
“I start by draping fabric on a body form and the design of the dress slowly comes to me from there. After that I sketch the design out and cut the fabric.” Peter’s technique ensures that the design and fabric is really tailored to fit the feminine form no matter how stiff the fabric, and there is a smooth fluidity to the flow of the gown.
His architectural silhouettes and modern cuts for traditional styles
He introduces fresh twists to classic styles, whether it’s a sheath with a metallic sheen or an A-line skirt with sculptural details. “The sculptural silhouettes are influenced by my background in creating coats and jackets for couture houses. But then I translate this into romantic styles for brides.” To illustrate this point, he showed us a structured dress with graphic lines that was constructed with a corseted bodice that fell away into a flowing skirt.
The immaculate quality and construction of each piece
“It’s always about how the bride feels when she’s inside the dress. The choice of fabric is very important to me, followed by the construction and finishing. We are always experimenting with different finishings and how various washes can affect the shine and textures. Most of our fabrics are specially created or woven for us.”
Our editor Steve Thio with Peter Langner, and a model dressed in a gleaming evening dress from the designer’s 2016 collection at the trunk show at The Proposal Bridal.
What can local brides expect from Peter Langner?
We’ve been in Asia for some time, although mainly placing our focus on Japan and Korea. Compared to Japanese brides who prefer prettier and more conventional styles, we’ll be bringing in more unique and trendy gowns.” Think unexpected handmade details, unique accents like chiffon overlays with unusual embellishments, architectural drapes and sexy curve-hugging silhouettes.
Lastly, Langner’s tip for brides-to-be:
“The thing about a lot of brides is that they tend to get too caught up in getting the perfect dress or location, and making everyone else happy. Then they go through countless boutiques and stress themselves out. The most important thing is to find one boutique that you are comfortable with, then trust that they are going to help make you look your best on your big day.”
Peter Langners’ gowns are available at The Proposal Bridal, #01-83 Millenia Walk. There is a trunk show happening from now til 15th November, and Peter Langner himself will be around during trunk show appointments. For more information or to book an appointment, email email@example.com or call 6835-7077.
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