For the Fall 2016 bridal collection of Alon Livné White, Livné chose the 19th century Russian ballet as inspiration with a particular focus on the swan. His interpretations were executed with fluid, arcing shapes of lace embroidery, mimicking the natural curves of a graceful swan in sheer bodices and sleeves. Handkerchief tulle skirting and layered lace ruffles created a subtle nod to the tutu in several of the looks, made the standard trend of ballet in 1832 by Marie Taglioni, who wore a gauze-layered white tutu in La Sylphide.

Livné also showed elements in his collection from the early 20th century, reflecting the optimism and opulence of the Belle Époque (Beautiful Era) as well as the Art Nouveau and Art Deco movements. These looks included elements like ornate Edwardian high collars, intricate lace stitching and latticework, fluid linear designs, empire waists, metallic beading, pearls, feathers, and Swarovski crystals.

Alon Livne White - Photo by George Chinsee
Alon Livne White – Photo by George Chinsee

 

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