It’s so fascinating to learn about what inspires bridal gown designers to create their collections each year. Today we’re sharing a collection from Papilio Bridal, in which designer Alena Goretskaya demonstrates just what artists these gown designers really are. She tells us that she was instantly inspired by the swan Princess painting by Mikhail Vrubel. The fantasy and theatre of the legend of the Swan Princess lent a perfect jumping off point for a series of gowns that celebrate drama, fluidity and chastity. These dresses are deceptively simply at first glance, but the magic comes at a closer look at how the designers have layered fabrics and textures and created stunning shapes in each gown. Each one creates its own kind of drama, whether it’s from a breathtaking wide skirt like the Don and Venta, movement like the Amu Darya and Amur from a rich flowy fabric, or the immaculate crisp white that each of the gowns are featured in. They are perfectly styled with delicate headpieces, replicating perfectly the look of the ballerinas of the famous Swan Lake. So, if you’re hoping to feel like a swan princess that floats effortlessly over a pond in the moonlight, be sure to check out the whole Swan Princess gown collection from Papilio.
1635L – Toba
An unusual romantic dress with soft bodice made of tulle, decorated with flower petals. The multi-layered skirt made of thinnest tulle which emphasizes the fragility of a girl.
1629 – Turkana
A stylish set comprising a luxurious skirt made of tulle and a lace blouse with basque. The set is available together with a thin belt with a bow made of a Mikado fabric.
1630La – Nyasa
A dress-transformer impress with the abundance of lace and looks unusually feminine. The over dress made of delicate tulle with the exquisite floral decor. The underdress of “fit and flare” silhouette is made of lace.
1628L – Athabasca
A romantic and very delicate dress with smooth and refined lines attracts attention. The model is decorated richly with lace elements which are situated symmetrically on the bodice framing the skirt. The corset with a lacing perfectly emphasizes the waist. A thin satin belt with brooch made of crystals completes the image.
1633 – Saimaa
A dress made of silk organza with a detachable train made of delicate tulle. The originality of the model is accented by a gold lining, which encolours the dress.
1619L – Erie
A light, puffy dress made of thick tulle with a smooth bodice and thin back. The bodice edged with an elegant trim and embroidery with sequins. Hem of the skirt is trimmed with a wide stripe made of organza.
1627L – Issyk Kul
Very delicate dress which is made of chiffon and lace border. Soft and smooth front part of a dress is changed to a complex and effective back with a deep decollete. This dress is a perfect excuse to conquer and delight all people around.
An original dress of «fit and flare» silhouette made of mat flowing fabric which is amplified with lace frills slightly gathered on shoulders. The model definitely deserves attention and is suitable for tall ladies.
1615La – Rhine
A delicate flowing dress with quivering decor reminds flower of sakura. The dress is perfect for a young tender girl.
1614L – Seine
A light dress for a young princess conquers with its softness and charm. Tulle thickness on the skirt shades luxurious lace with a large pattern. Streamy bead threads fall down the skirt. The back is decorated with exquisite pearl buttons. This model with a train.
1612L – Missouri
A delicate flowing dress with an elegant pearl thread on the back gives sensuality and lightness to the image of the bride. The bodice is embellished with beaded sticks. This model with a train.
1609 – Arkansas
A classic wedding dress is made of thinnest silk jacquard. An unusually light and delicate dress. Elegant beaded belt emphasizes the waistline favourably. This model is offered with a removable train.
A queenly and elegant dress in gothic style made of gorgeous silk taffeta. Cleanness and softness of the lines give state and majesty to the dress. The dress is embroidered with beads.
1607L – Yenisei
A magnificent dress of “fish” silhouette subjugates at first sight. Very beautiful and graceful model with romantic elements. The figure-flattering bodice is covered with lace, the airy multi-layered skirt made of transparent tulle adds lightness and tenderness to the model.
1611L – Vostok
An effective glaring dress perfectly demonstrates the silhouette and grace of a girl. The dress of “fish” silhouette beautifully combines the dynamics of lace and delicateness of tulle. The upper skirt made of tulle is removable. The image is accomplished with the floral composition on the shoulder.
1616L – Thames
A classic wedding dress of a “fish” silhouette perfectly simulates the shape of the body with lacing on the back. The dress looks luxurious thanks to abundance of lace.
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