The stylish haute couture British design house, Ralph & Russo, has unveiled its seamless spring/summer 2016 lineup, and we couldn’t be more excited to don some of these stunning designs. With a breathless sense of weightlessness, diaphanous expanses of fabric and chic draping, the collection is airy, yet beautifully tailored to enhance the intricacies of the female figure. Youthful and playful yet, retaining a certain sophistication, the collection speaks to the light-heartedness of the return of spring.
Each gown has an effortless architectural nature. Playing off the natural line of the waist, the collection emphasizes structured bodices that tumble into cascading, organic layers in some cases, or in others, perfectly placed folds are carefully designed to create a look that seems effortless but has been marvelously choreographed. Necklines are delightfully varied, creating a true sense of variety within the collection, which is held in beautiful cohesion by a limited color palette and repeated textures. From airy neutrals and pastels to bold blocks of color for evening-wear, the collection truly spans the spectrum from demure and decorative to bold vivacity.
Known for their unerring craftsmanship, Ralph & Russo’s spring/summer 2016 ensembles are intricately detailed. Organza appliqués, featuring crystal dewdrops, add layers to these petaled creations, while hand-painted peonies and tulips increase the textured, yet refined, aesthetic of the collection. Feathers, fabric ‘petals’ and crystals catch the light and create movement along the shifting folds of the gowns. Sheer layers of muted color peek from beneath geometric cutouts adding playful intrigue in a sophisticated manner.
Stunningly exquisite, Ralph & Russo has a way of making couture look as effortless as everyday wear. From nyphm-like movement and poise to goddess-divine boldness, the spring/summer 2016 collection is masterfully designed with the romance of the warmer months in mind. This insightful blend of classic grace and modern expectation has truly given birth to one of the season’s most riveting fashion inspirations. See below for some of our most coveted selections and prepare to be enthralled!