Modern Colonial

Gentle, Bohemian and Fresh

As Winter subsides and the softness of the fresh spring air rises we get the desire to be dressed in the freshest cloth. For this specific capsule editorial we looked at inspiration in areas far from the everyday with a definite focus on simplistic, sophisticated and contemporary styling.

Classical colonial-style fashion can definitely inspire the creation of ideal ensembles for weddings that take place during the warmer days of spring and summer! These couture pieces boast elements that are elegant, comfortable and rich with charming details that connect the traditional with a modern aesthetic.

Subtle modernism in these ensembles promote the absence of ornate embellishments whilst still incorporating the classical design philosophy of symmetry, proportion and repetition in each piece.

In this capsule collection the designer dusts off and reinvent exotic style lines in combination with minimalistic hues and tissue-like textiles that rhyme with lightness.

The textiles used are a blend of natural and artificial fibres that create surfaces with an elegant, modern and smooth feel adding touches of beautiful detailed floral embroideries reminiscent of traditional anglaise.

Photographer: Lindie Wilton
Hair & Make-up: Madeleine Conradie
Model: Tessa de Villiers