I seem to hear so many inspiring stories from women who found themselves a frustrated bride-to-be with no luck finding the perfect wedding invitation, wedding dress, wedding flowers and more, so they went ahead and did it themselves! That’s how this website was born, and that’s how several wedding dress designers, including Delphine Manivet (pictured), got their start.
Manivet left economic studies to study fashion in Paris, where she soon found herself working at Rochas. After getting engaged and starting her own wedding dress search, she was frustrated at what she was finding and saw a need for the kind of dresses SHE wanted. With a vision and dedication to designing the perfect wedding dress, she opened her own fashion house in 2004.
Today, the boho-chic wedding dress designer continues to wow brides around the world with her whimsical and romantic designs that always seem to be at the forefront of the industry. So where does she get her inspiration? Manivet recently told BHLDN that she looks to both yesterday and today to create wedding dresses that speak to brides.
“Every day is an opportunity to gather inspiration. Of course I look to fashion past—the fine stitchwork on Marie-Antoinette’s dresses, the ingenuity of Jeanne Lanvin—but it’s also very much about the women of today, observing them and striving to understand what makes them feel beautiful.”
Adds Manivet: “When I began designing wedding gowns, my only goal was to create dresses that myself and my friends would want to wear. To me, a wedding gown should have sense of airiness, authenticity, and a streamlined silhouette.
Woman Getting Married Says: To use Delphine Manivet’s own words, the designer strives to combine both vintage and modern, and she does so flawlessly. Her dresses have a relaxed feel to them while still being structured and flattering to pretty much any figure. With a particular emphasis on fabrics such as silk, chiffon, and lace, she manages to make brides look effortlessly cool and romantic, much like the designer herself!
Price Range: $2,500 – $5,000 and up
Where to Buy: The designer recently opened a New York City store on 64th Street between Madison and Fifth Avenue. Visit Delphine Manivet’s website for store information.
Below are a few of my favorite looks from Delphine Manivet’s Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter 2015 collections.