Never for the faint of heart, Theia wedding dresses have become synonymous with daring, evocative, and oh-so-innovative. The past few seasons for Theia have brought expertly-blended contemporary and classic looks for an overall bridal style that's sleek and statement-making, but still very much wedding day ready. And for Spring 2017, Theia took us lightyears into the future with a collection so innovative, you could say this was the Spring 3017 runway show.
Last season's collection was heavily inspired by the Gatsby-era, with the Theia bride walking down "a dark and dreamy pathway seen through the foggy haze of a 1920's Opium Den," according to the brand's creative director Don O'Neill. But this season, the Theia bride hopped back into her time machine and is heading straight for the future.
"For Spring 2017, I was inspired by a spectacular image of a silvered pool of light through which a chiffon clad figure had fallen," says O'Neill, explaining the idea behind this contemporary collection, referencing an underwater photograph by Rafal Makiela. "Immediately images of a futuristic bride in the distant future swirled in my head, a bride radiating love of pure white light."
Think traditional bridal fabrics, like tulle and silk-crêpe, made fantastically futuristic and fashion-forward with the addition of vinyl and fractal patterned embroidery. Celestial crystals adorned many of the gowns, which sparkled like a cosmic sea of stars. Also partially inspired by David Bowie in The Man Who Fell to Earth, a molded crystal corset over silk-crêpe skirt, and a totally sheer sheath made us stop and stare. Out-of-this-world? Yup. But with slightly more classic looks like a silk-chiffon halter gown also making their way down the runway, the Spring 2017 Theia collection also somehow manages to tote a vibe of pure timelessness, too. Still, demure blushing brides need not apply.
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Photo: "Eve" hand embroidered micro-mirror sequined wedding dress with a high-low hemline, Theia