Wednesday, December 16, 2009
AMY KUSCHEL BRIDAL SPRING 2010
The Post Modern Bride & Clever Couture
Words, Judith Ecochard
Images courtesy Amy Kuschel and J. Ecochard
Amy Kuschel has crafted beautiful gown for fashionable gals…for a decade now…for brides and special occasions.
This season’s collection is inspired by economic realities...with offerings that are elegant and price accessible for a wide range of customers--- without compromising the designs.
I.e.---using American made lace that’s lower in price than hand made French equivalents ...and tulle.
The first group of frocks we previewed is made from fabrics that have similar characteristics to silk…the same organic softness, more cleverly bumped up with netting. The dresses ---with empire seams or draped…are light---with a bohemian vibe that’s great for destination weddings.
Sweetheart, v-necks and off the shoulders lines atop full, mermaid and tea length gowns…
-Are all flattering.
Natural waists and well-pleated gowns are also figure enhancing.
We love the Japanese origami influences in the charmeuse silk, asymmetrical fan front bodice “Presley” and in the trumpet shape “Origami.”
And the cowl drape, low back slinky gown, “Hollywood” is sensuous done well.
Details ---mostly subtle, make Amy Kuschel gowns special…
Nothing is “too sugary”…but for brides desiring more bling, there are several options…in gold and silver too.
One of our favorites was the taffeta ballgown “Mimi”--- with a balloon hem and an obi inspired back.
Accessories are important too…
Wraps “a lot of girls ask for them” are versatile…made out of chiffon or silk taffeta.
The Mad Men inspired “January”---a low back dress that’s great for rehearsal dinners.
ADDED PLUS: Gowns are available in a several colors including white, black, and ivory.
INFO: AMY KUSCHEL SPRING 2010