Under the creative direction of Amsale Arbarra, the Christos Fall 2013 collection showcased the same classic, streamlined aesthetic as its sister line, but with lighter, more ethereal fabrics such as lace and tulle. Unabashedly girly, several designs featured lace illusion sleeves and necklines, one of which bore striking resemblance to the Duchess of Cambridge's wedding gown. While this season saw even the most avant garde of bridal designers embrace the iconic princess style, for Christos, this was familiar territory. The line has been described by Amsale Arberra as a "venue for her more traditional side", contrasting her sleek, self-titled collection created with more modern fabrics. The Christos Fall 2013 collection was right on target with dropped waist and a-line silhouettes, a suitable selection for brides planning an elegant garden or ballroom wedding. In true Amsale form, the dresses were stripped of excessive crystals, beading, ruffles, feathers and other common adornments; instead, the Christos Fall 2013 collection employed simple floral and lace appliques for a selection of understated, elegant flourishes. A total of the twelve dresses were debuted in the Christos Fall 2013 collection, which will have traditional brides grinning from ear to ear over the variations on time-honoured silhouettes and classic bridal fabrics.
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