There’s never been a greater time to spread a little joy. Here to inspire brides-to-be patiently planning their special day is Hera Couture’s long-awaited Modernist collection.
“I like to design garments and gowns with a point of difference that can be treasured, kept and shared for generations to come,” Founder and Head Designer of Hera Couture and sister brand Daisy, Katie Yeung, says. “That’s why the fabrics we choose to use in all of our collections are the best quality available on the market within an affordable luxury price point.”
“Secondly, each design needs to be timeless so that it can be worn for generations to come and won’t be dated or sneered at by your granddaughter! I also like to design commercially by adding a twist of my personal flair, whatever that might be it is for our brides to judge.”
A celebration of expert craftsmanship, the New Zealand atelier’s latest line was designed with the modern bride in mind. Expect architectural elements, origami folds and minimal silhouettes that will never go out of style.
“This selection is perfect for brides who love clean lines or who dream of being a contemporary princess,” Katie adds. “My favourite look is the Marcella, paired with Ada Sleeves in matching Mikado.”
First up: Leonardi. A complete showstopper, this is a one-of-a-kind style which took the Hera Couture team months to get just right. An utter delight from every angle, the Leonardi boasts a bold asymmetrical one shoulder design and gorgeous, ruched sweetheart neckline. While its handcrafted tulle bodice and sweeping train are sure to spark conversation.
Another frontrunner is the Francois, an elevated take on minimalism. Lovingly crafted from heavyweight silk drill satin, the gown features a sculptured drop shoulder, corseted bodice and impressive box pleated A-line skirt. Cinched in at the waist and finished with a high side split, Francois is destined to grace the aisle.
For brides seeking a fuss-free ensemble, prepare to fall for Verdi. A marriage between tradition and romance, the gown’s statement feature is its plunging front bodice and unforgettable waterfall train. Pair with a slicked back bun and pearl earrings to let the gown steal the spotlight.
If you’re looking for a sleeved wedding gown, consider Elizabeth. Created using French crepe that drapes and flows across the body beautifully, this is one to be remembered. With soft billowing sleeves and a low, buttoned back – this is one for spring garden nuptials.
While those on the search for an autumn look may consider the Adele courtesy of its soft French Chantilly lace and fine sequin layer, which will sparkle in the afternoon sun. With a high-neck finish and majestic cathedral train, she’ll make a statement in even the most extravagant church setting. Hera Couture recommends completing the look with their our Polkadot veil and Finn and Byron earrings for further impact.
Hera Couture doesn’t stop there. Flexing her talents further, the Modernist collection is also home to ultra-chic separates. The Louvre Jacket and matching cigarette pants, which now come in two alternate styles, can be dressed up or down – no matter where you’re tying the knot. They’re sure to prove a hit on the dancefloor. While the Marx coat is the most stylish way to wrap up for winter wedding photographs and when the sun goes down.
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