"I found myself obsessing over artsy bohemian influences, the art of Japanese paper folding, the charming post-war fashions of the '50's, and the lure of Zen-like simplicity and calm," says designer Amy Kuschel of the inspiration for her collection. This season she will be launching a program called "choose your level of luxury" that will include 25 gowns in various fabrications to include less expensive alternatives to some of the lines most luxurious fabrications.
The dress shown here uses airy, draped tulle to create a modern trumpet silhouette. For the rest of the collection expect lace, more tulle and netting, as well as layers of duchess silk satin and Mikado to create modern, sophisticated silhouettes. Other new additions? The "bellgown," a modern, playful alternative to the traditional ballgown, and a focused palate of color—ballet, champagne, and black—for the alternative bride.