Sarah Janks‘ first bridal collection Tempus may have launched only three years ago, but the South African designer has already picked up legions of stylish fans internationally. Our interest in Sarah Janks and her stunning wedding dresses was piqued when fashion-forward Dublin bridal boutique Myrtle Ivory announced that they would be welcoming her third bridal offering, Forget-Me-Not, in their store this summer, and sure enough just as every designer Myrtle Ivory snaps up with rigour, Sarah Janks is certainly one to watch.
Sarah Janks describes her brides as confident, with a ‘beautiful contrast’ of strength and vulnerability, and ensures that each of her creations embody this modern yet classic concept. Soft textures and sophisticated details are a theme throughout Sarah’s three bridal collections, where sensual silks create smooth silhouettes and luxurious laces add depth and drama. These gowns are designed for the bride with an innate sense of style and sophistication, a woman who is playful yet nonchalant, and timeless in every sense of the word.
Sarah’s 2013-2014 Forget-Me-Not collection is a triumphant display of the designer’s aesthetic, experience and expertise – expertise the designer honed while working with such fashion nobility as Jenny Packham, Jonathan Saunders, Hamish Morrow and the enigmatic Roland Mouret (with whom she credits for her meticulous approach).
Forget-Me-Not is an inherently romantic collection, the concept of which came from the exchange of the flower of Lady Chatterley and her lover in DH Laurence’s Lady Chatterley’s Lover – noted for being a powerful declaration of everlasting love. The designs themselves are a modern take on vintage glamour, where flowing tulle gowns are furnished with ivory embroidery and laser-cut satin, and adorned with the most delicate beads and sequins.
Delicate, dulcet tones are achieved with a palette of antique silvers, while bias cut silhouettes provide the ultimate romantic feel. Each gown is designed to enhance the décolleté, a feature achieved with meticulous hand-working of pearl and faceted beads. “Woven within complex layers and exquisite detail,” says the designer, “the essence of this token is the Forget-Me-Not collection’s touchstone.”
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