Runway Review: Rivini Fall 2013

Inspiration can be found in the most unlikely places, especially for designer Rita Vinieris in her Fall 2013 collection of Rivini bridal.

Rita Vinieris - Wedding Gown Designer
Rita Vinieris is a wedding gown designer that is providing the entire industry with a wealth of inspiration.

Rita Vinieris starts by telling us that the inspiration for her stunning Fall 2013 collection came from an ice castle in Sweden and we don’t know what to think. Having never been to or seen an ice castle we imagine it’s stark and cold, but the Rivini collection is inspired and pretty. After watching all the gorgeous models walking down the runway in New York City during bridal fashion week we are happy to report that wherever this Swedish ice castle is that inspired Vinieris, well, that’s one place we would absolutely love to go to!

Regarding the overall theme of the show, Vinieris uses the word whimsy but the gowns weren’t cute or flirty as much as they were reminiscent of some fantastical world or time. The snow queen or the goddess of winter would have been the ideal audience for these gowns and so they seem perfect for glamorous winter weddings. That kind of aesthetic and those kinds of gowns are hard to come by so in a way Vinieris is really pushing the envelope. The fabrics were all very light in weight but solid in appearance. Lots of use of satin and chiffon. Less sturdy fabrics like lace and tulle were never left on their own but rather used to lighten the load of taffeta ball gowns or satin sheaths. This balancing act achieved the effect of creating a stable base for the construction of the wedding gowns which was truly breathtaking. Although the gowns were mostly sheath and A-Line there were a few trumpets and ball gowns. The gems of this collection were simple and elegant sheath dresses with a touch of sparkle and unique layers and splits. If you are a bride who considers herself to be poised, confident and just a little icy in the best kind of way then this Rivini collection is one you’re going to have a hard time picking just one dress from!

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