Inbal Dror’s gowns are made for the bride who’d rather be walking the red carpet than a church aisle. The Israeli designer isn’t afraid to veer from tradition, with show-stopping details like plunging necklines, exposed corset boning, and daringly high skirt splits.
Avant garde details for this season include sharp shoulder pads set into a sheer long-sleeved beaded tulle top, and a one-shouldered lace gown with a feather-trimmed slit up to the hip (worn over embroidered tap pants, natch). But it’s not all edgy rebellion. The collection is balanced with a good dose of feminine sweetness: 3D floral collars take the place of necklaces; a softly draped organza bow encircles the waist of sequined crocheted column gown; and a smattering of silver sequins adorns a soft tulle ball gown, like so many shining stars.
This season, Dror experiments with new fabrics, like her “tattoo” embroidered fabric that looks as though it’s been splashed with crashing waves of silk thread, and a beaded crochet lace reminiscent of glimmering fishnet. Sleeves are an important focus, with many gowns sporting puffed or draped versions, whether attached or removable. Ready-to-wear influences are also newly apparent, as seen in a two-piece look that pairs an origami pleated off-the-shoulder top with a sheer beaded pencil skirt, and a collared gown with pinstriped beading.