With its elevated classic designs, Mark Zunino’s Fall 2016 collection is tailor-made for the confident bride who’s looking to put a twist on tradition. Zunino’s latest line is the perfect amalgamation of seemingly simple looks with bold, dramatic elements. Bringing to life this contemporary vision was a strapless plunging V-neck pearlized beaded jumpsuit with a removable layered overskirt, for a uniquely versatile bridal ensemble. Convertible styles were an integral element of Zunino’s new collection, which showcased a handful of detachable flowing trains and skirts paired with form-fitting outfits, including the collection’s opener: a floral laser-cut lace nude romper with a triple chiffon layered overskirt. Curve-hugging, sleek silhouettes dominated the runway, flawlessly capturing Zunino’s red carpet style aesthetic, while classic A-lines and capacious skirts brought both diversity and refinement.
Simplicity and originality were the core elements for Zunino, who turned to all-natural fabrics, including silk and cotton, to fashion his glamorous designs. Metallic hues also made an appearance throughout the collection, which saw several gowns boasting regal gold accents and glittering platinum-crusted embellishments. Brides opting for Old Hollywood glam on their wedding day will adore Zunino’s dramatic gold crepe fluted gown, with a bullion scalloped Chantilly lace overlay and ruffled overskirt.
Capping off the stunning collection was an assortment of black-accented gowns, which featured both floral and linear detailing. Rather than veering into dark and gothic territory, Zunino’s black details gave gowns a modern and elegant touch, as highlighted by the designer’s closing number: an off-white water-painted black floral-print silk gazar ball gown, complete with a stunning crystal and topaz encrusted bodice.
Photography courtesy of Kleinfeld