In his show notes, Brian Bradley, creative director / designer for Tuleh, cited a Scandinavian wedding as a major inspiration for his show. I was so impressed with the looks capping the show, strong already, that I wanted to give it a shout out to all the future brides out there.
But let's start at the beginning – Tuleh was a packed house, stadium style, with star and editor power everywhere. From Kelly Rutherford front row (you may notice her in the background of some of my photos – she was in my eyeline) to a row of Vogue, Glamour, Allure and Bazaar editors, American and French editions representing, and more.
The show started off with creams and navys, with tops that had interesting details that would make one want to buy the pieces even though one may already have inventory in that palette. The feminine details of broochs and flowing ties for tops, plus short shorts that were elegantly tailored, gorgeously wearable and elegant for any occassion. Though the color scheme was relatively subdued except for a bright citrus trench and a turquoise coat (not together) it was instantly classic.
The show had a Grace Jones tip of the hat, or rather hoodie, for several looks, which were successful though perhaps more of a risk for the day to day. But let the hoodie drop, and the pieces all work so well together without being too much for real life.
The final cluster of outfits were the abovementioned Swedish wedding…. if any of you have had the fun and luck to go to a wedding in Europe, you know that the whole dress situation is drastically different. There is not much of a sweetheart neckline with flowing skirt affilition – rather, the dresses are apt to be cream colored and tailored with a higher neckline, often short sleeves and sometimes long. It is less the “fairytale princess” look which dominates the American wedding, and more of an understated elegance illustrating how beautiful the cream spectrum is when highly tailored. The overall look is more editorial, thus.
The wedding dresses were so chic and elegant, and provoked visions of a woodland ceremony at dusk in a grove of lindens illuminated by candles. Pretty fabulous headpiececs accompanied each look.
My favorites from the collection are above – what do you think?