"Delphine Manivet has imagined for this season a collection inspired by the wind itself. She treated the natural materials in the purest possible way, playing the same time with the fluidity, the transparency, the stiffness and the volume... Imagining what the wind would do to these fabrics when rushing by them. We find cotton tulle worked in a traditional way, a small Swiss dot plumetis, powdery muslin, cotton chiffon, all worked together in assembled panels for a light take-off. But we also see silk faille mounted with numerous pleats for a lovely exaggerated breadth. The collection was shot at the end of the austral summer, in Finland, as close as possible to the elements, as close as possible to nature. She was eager to present a bride respectful of what surrounds her, profoundly connected to the earth. In this approach, there is a lot of Delphine Manivet herself, a certain respect for traditions and natural raw materials.
Here, she has completed the collection with some rustic elements, such as a felt cape, a pair of wool shorts, a velvet coat, Lappish boots, and child-like caps. She named the campaign Pagan Bride, playing with the oldest meaning of the term: the respect for what is alive, beyond the being. Nature is giving it right back to her.
"Mauricio" V-neck empire waist wedding dress with short sleeves in silk chiffon, Delphine Manivet
Photo: John Aquino