Courtesy of Adele Wechsler
Adele Wechsler studied fashion design at the renowned Natal Technikon in South Africa. After graduating, and planning her own wedding, Adele moved to Canada and launched the Adele Wechsler collection. Adele's designs have become synonymous with streamlined, alternative wedding gowns, evoking feelings of feminine romance. In 2008 Adele introduced her Eco Couture Collection II. The line is a continuation of Eco Couture I featuring "breezy, windswept and free flowing" dresses. Adele's Eco Couture designs are 100% green, and the perfect dress for the bride planning an eco-chic wedding. —Anne Chertoff
Why did you decide to create an eco-friendly line of wedding gowns?
It was a natural evolution for me from my "HELLO AFRICA" collection, which was a collection with a humanitarian component, to create a collection with an environmental consciousness. I also wanted to inject more meaning into what I do, in the same way that I think that many brides today want to make a statement about themselves on this special day. It is not merely about the dress (although of course the gown needs to be beautiful). I wanted my collections to have heart and soul. The fastest growing "trend" in bridal today is the green wedding. It simply made sense.
How are your designs eco-friendly?
The following components go into each design...