Venezuelan designer Angel Sanchez defines his upcoming Spring 2013 collection in three words: Delicate, light, and romantic. "The inspiration comes from the materials and the intricate yet romantic embroideries," he says. "They allowed me to create different effects—from simple and linear to elaborate and impacting."
The design shown here in particular draws on both streamlined and ornate shapes with a bateau neckline and a formfitting bodice that flows into a frenzy of embroidered fabric. "My bride is a balance between the modern and the classic," Sanchez explains. "On her wedding day she wants timeless elegance with a unique, modern twist."
See how last season's sketches translated into real-life runway creations.
—Phillip B. Crook