Chris Kole


Courtesy of The Cotton Bride

Wedding dress designer Chris Kole of The Cotton Bride talks to us about the inspiration behind his all-natural bridal line, his tips for choosing a gown and why he's committed to going green. —Kathryn Papanek

Why did you decide to design a bridal collection based on cotton?

I wanted to design a modern, luxurious bridal line that was cool, comfortable and easy to wear—all qualities which are clearly embodied in cotton. When I discovered that cotton was also available in an infinite variety of textures, weights and finishes, the fabric itself evolved into the basis for the whole collection...

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