Jesus Peiro is celebrating 25 years as one of the foremost international bridal design houses this year, and is doing so by paying homage to the couturiers behind their coveted creations. The 2014 collection, entitled "Seams", is dedicated to the work that the Jesus Peiro Intersposa team do on a daily basis – those talented seamstresses who bring designs to life with gifted hands and through meticulous hard work.
"Just like the petites mains of the Parisian workshops, they know the secret of creating a unique dress and show great skill and impeccable standards in each creation. Accessories and details are the artisan elements that infuse the dresses with touches of dress making: the black ribbon used to structure the proportions of the mannequins, the pins, the of-cuts from the patterns, the trimmings… The whites imitate the reels of thread or the marking chalk."
By Karen Birney
Silhouettes are predominantly minimalist sheaths, providing the palette for an always on-trend Grecian Goddess look. Movement is key in these gowns and is achieved through willowy organzas, airy tulles and soft floral embellishments. Voluminous and structured gowns are also present for 2014, bringing a harder, Warrior Queen-like feel to the overall collection. These powerful, somewhat severe gowns utilise duchesse satin and Mikado taffeta to create perfectly geometric contours for a conservative and traditional profile.
Delicately scalloped necklines and intricate soft lace overlays created a soft, luxurious, couture feel to some gowns, while others radiated chic modern romance with sheer shoulders and exposed seams.
"Until recently, luxurious fabrics were used with embroidery, damask, embossing, and brocades and in fil coupé, which along with the netting and lace, made full use of their richness to give the design those essential touches. However, trends are now moving toward simplicity and minimalism in search of the contemporary bride looking for a sharp, beautiful and streamline silhouette."
The black bow embellishment runs throughout the collection, bringing a striking contrast between detail and dress. It makes for a sharp modern statement that is indicative of the JP line.
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