Photo: Courtesy of Calypso St. Barth
Beachy brides everywhere, rejoice! Love the bohemian whimsy of Calypso St. Barth? The cult-favorite brand has recently announced the expansion of their romantic and effortless line into a bridal collection, Mariée.
The collection features the brand's classic linen caftans, beautiful chiffon ruffle skirts, and embellished dresses all perfectly suited to the laid-back bride. The first limited-edition, 15-piece collection is hand-made and ranges in price from $275 to $2,000. We sat down with the brand's Creative Director Elisa Miller to hear about the exciting launch, her inspiration, and the beauty of effortlessly whimsical bridal style.
The bridal line is inspired by the boho bride.
"We scour the globe for unique embellishments and fabric inspiration — but most importantly, we are inspired by our girl — she is such a free-spirit," Miller said. "She values uniqueness and the handwork of artisans. She doesn't want to look like everyone else, but rather follow her own path. She's a true bohemian!"
Calypso St. Barth Bridal embraces color, and one-of-a-kind details.
We asked the Creative Director about her favorite bridal trends, which are clearly reflected in the collection. "In terms of my favorite trends, I love that brides are into wearing color. It makes the entire look so much more personal, and as a bonus it's amazing for brides who have been down the aisle a few times!"
The bridal collection is an even more romantic version of Calypso's dreamy aesthetic.
We asked Miller about the differences in designing the bridal collection, and she explained the unique perspective. "Of course, I love the extreme romance of bridal, and the chance to push the element of drama a bit more than usual. It was important to me that we approach Mariée with the same criteria as our main collection — that the looks reflect a sense of the carefree, unstructured, and whimsical. Weddings are such diverse and individual expressions, so we wanted to have our girl covered, whether it's a destination wedding on a beach, at the courthouse, or in her family's back yard. The collection features a variety of styles that really celebrate that individual spirit; a crochet beach dress, lace bell-bottoms paired with a matching mini-dress, an artisan-embellished jumpsuit, to a fully embellished caftan in robin's egg blue."
Miller's favorite bridal fashion moment?
"I love the images of Yoko Ono at her wedding to John Lennon. She was so true to herself, original, and breathtakingly chic!" she noted.