Under the roof of The Lakes Resort in the main wedding function room, Malachi Empire launched their Wildflower Collection 2016 to audience littered with media, wedding suppliers, fashion enthusiasts and eager brides to be. The room was styled for an elegant white wedding, featuring an all white flower wall, ceiling draping and crystal cut chandelier. Two years of designing by Sok had culminated to become 21 brand new styles to showcase, including some flowergirl and bridesmaid dresses and a limited menswear collection as well as her trademark exquisite dressmaking.
The Wildflower collection heavily features fine hand drapery, vintage sheer appliqued lace and a stunning use of fluttery and flirty tulle skirting to create a whimsical fun style. Colours featured range from the staple whites, to biscuit tones and some beautiful soft blush fabrics. We even saw a startling black number which could be used for your bridesmaids or for the bride who doesn’t want to wear white. Meticulously put together fine fabrics and details make out this on trend collection. The sheath dress shape is a current popular trend amongst brides and this also features in the collection in many of the gowns, using soft sheer fabrics that accentuate the brides own body shape and style. These gowns are more figure hugging and narrow, but very flattering on the body with the use of lace as the sleeves.
Sok also used the A-line dress shape in a few of the pieces to create more of a fuller skirt and fitted bodice. Soft sheer fabrics were also used to create these looks. Sok also played with crystals in this collection and made sure that the ladies that want to look like a princess on their wedding day are taken care of. Some white full skirted ball gown style dresses also featured on the runway, featuring the ever popular crystal belt finish.
The bridal party were also taken care of in this collection. Featured were some fun modern shorter styles which I think could be worn by a bride having an informal wedding also. Colours used for the bridesmaids were blacks and also a soft peach garden wedding styled piece. The groomsmen’s suits were sophisticated and modern with impeccable tailoring and would suit a formal or laid back groom. The suit jackets are fitted to the grooms body shape giving him an effortless appeal. The flower girl dresses were modelled by Sok’s own two daughters and were traditional beautiful fun dresses using tulle skirting, white fabrics and layering.
Whatever your body shape or style I’m sure you’ll find your ideal dress in this collection, Sok has paid close attention to this. Sok worked on these designs for 2 years and you can see that in the details of these designs. What she has created is something brides of Adelaide will clamber to see and be seen in. From cris-cross backs to lace sleeves, A-line skirts, figure hugging sheath dresses and ball gowns the Wildflower collection has it all. You can even get your groom sorted out while you’re there with the classic navy and black tuxedos that are in this collection.
Malachi Empires Wildflower collection will be stocked excusably at Brides and Bloom at 70 Main North Rd, Blakeview from August 13.