The Amsale Fall 2013 collection embodied the same crisp, classic aesthetic of seasons past, accentuated with those interesting twists that have become distinctive of Amsale Arberra’s gowns. One of the few designers to steer clear of sleeves this season, Amsale stuck to strapless gowns, scoop necks and asymmetrical straps. While the Amsale Fall 2013 collection did include the odd lace embellishment, the bulk of the bridalwear was spun from simple and sumptuous silks (an Amsale staple). Amsale also avoided the modern high-low, dropped waist and mermaid silhouettes seen in other collections this season, sending one classic A-line down the runway after another (along with a couple of cropped numbers that would be perfect for a post-ceremony attire change). Having launched her line in 1985 — the era of poof-tacular Princess Diana gowns — Amsale Arberra has often eschewed fads in favour of her simple, understated aesthetic. The Amsale Fall 2013 offering was no exception, although she did keep current with the peplum trend, a highlight of her previous season. Brides after a stripped-down alternative to the industry’s infinite supply of adornments have always constituted Amsale’s fan base, and that includes her bridesmaids line. The Amsale Fall 2013 collection featured flowing chiffon confections — simple, but spectacular — in bright punchy colours that bridesmaids are sure to covet.
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