CONVEYOR OF A MESSAGE AND CATALYST OF ATTENTION WHEN IT COMES TO FASHION, ESPECIALLY WEDDING DRESSES: BLACK HAS ALWAYS BEEN THE STAR ON THE CATWALK AND ON THE RED CARPET, AS WE COULD SEE AT THE LATEST GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS.
EDITORIAL BY GIULIANA PARABIAGO.
Black has been making a few forays in bridal fashion in the past few seasons. Now, it has become even more fashionable, especially after the 2018 Golden Globe black dress protest. The peak of the night was represented by Oprah Winfrey’s speech, in which black represented the flagship of the protest against violence towards women. Black has always represented a form of tacit protest, the conveyor of a message, and the catalyst of attention also in the fashion industry. This was true during the French existentialism period, especially for Coco Chanel who created the black sheath dress, which was intended for being comfortable, suitable for any type of silhouette, and perfect for any occasion. Audrey Hepburn’s sheath dress by Givenchy became legendary thanks to the film Breakfast at Tiffany’s.
In bridal fashion, black underlines the details of a white dress. A belt, profile, decoration, or flower can make the difference. It is never absolute black, but a touch that makes white shine even more. A hint to make the dress gritty, intense, and original.
Vera Wang and Reem Acra have used it in their collections, but also other fashion designers have yielded to the temptation, even with just a few accessories, as Sophie et Voila or Isabel Sanchis’ collections, which draw inspiration from the immortal Pierrot.