I must be feeling all pretty and pure this week because I have chosen a very simple gown called Kaia from the Spring 2016 collection of J.Mendel for this weeks feature. Its beautiful peach undertone, floaty movement and silky texture called out to me and it’s fair to say that it would suitable for all seasons.
Although the design doesn’t include intricate beading or a full skirt, it’s absolutely beautiful in its own right and stood out as this summer’s must have Champagne colour. This richly pleated sleeveless fitted gown made from lurex chiffon has a dramatic plunge- front and back, complemented by a slim banded waist. The deep v-neck cut and pleated skirt make this look effortless but angelic.
J.Mendel was founded in St Petersburg, Russia in the 1870s but relocated to Paris following the Russian Revolution. J.Mendel, a fifth-generation French atelier, has evolved into a global luxury fashion house under the auspices of creative director Gilles Mendel who took the helm as designer and CEO in 1981, having apprenticed in his family’s Paris atelier under his father, Jacques.
In recognition of his achievements in women’s fashion, Mendel was inducted into the Council of Fashion Designers of America in 2003, and received the prestigious Smithsonian Cooper Hewitt National Design Award in 2011. Gilles Mendel’s signature luxe-femininity and effortless elegance has made the house of J. Mendel a red-carpet favourite among international royalty and Hollywood stars alike.
If you are looking for a wedding dress with versatility for future wear and you are trying to convince yourself to spend that extra bit of money because ‘of course you will wear it again’ then this dress could be it!