Ines Di Santo 2016

Bisou Goes to NYC: Ines Di Santo – Spring 2016


Bisou’s fashionistas are in New York City this week as the top designer’s present their collections for Spring 2016!  Day one is a marathon: show after show after show!  Dashing across Manhattan, we found an escape from the urban jungle at Ines Di Santo.  From the set- which included grass, a blossoming cherry tree, and even some butterflies, to the gowns that floated down the runway, Ines presented a fantastical, spring-time dream for 2016!


There was little doubt that Ines was inspired by the promise of the coming season.  Gowns were fresh and delicate- like the flowers that bloom after the rain.  Layers of tulle, wisps of lace, cascading petals, and the soft twinkle of hand-beaded pearls and crystals left us “oohing” and “awing” with ethereal delight!


In true Ines style, there were countless body-contouring styles that walked the runway.  Her signature fit continues to make brides (and grooms!) weak in the knees!  But this season, there was a softness to such a classically dramatic silhouette.  Light and feminine laces were accented by strands of crystal and pearl that draped off-the-shoulder, over plunging decolletage, and down low, illusion backs.  There will be no need for jewellery as brides are draped in luxury!!!


One of our favourite details from the collection, and one we’ve come to expect from Ines, is the lace.  In her hands, a lace dress doesn’t look or feel like just another lace dress.  Her laces are unique and unbelievably incredible!  For Spring 2016, it was at the forefront of the collection- it’s delicate femininity transforming dress after dress.


Of course, an Ines Di Santo show wouldn’t be complete without drama!  The collection boasted ethereal ballgowns and sweeping, detachable overskirts in tiered layers of silk organza, Guipure and Alencon laces.  There’s no doubt that brides who crave the spotlight have met their match!


We have to mention one of our favourite looks from the show: a ruffled high-low gown with a lace bodice and strands of pearls at the shoulder and down the back.  Not for the faint-of-heart, this dress is for the ultra fashion-forward bride… one with killer legs and stellar heels!!!  We can’t wait to meet her!