Rivini Summer ’16: Wildflowers
“True chaos comes from the garden of your soul, where the wild flowers grow.” Such was the Matt Baker quote that set the tone for Rivini’s Spring 2017 New York bridal presentation.
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Guests were greeted with a glass of Moet & Chandon atop the gorgeous sun-filled room at The Standard Hotel in Meatpacking. Rita Vinieris, designer and owner of Rivini, gave the audience fluid bodies and luxurious fabrics for her new collection.
With 19 looks, Rivini created a larger-than-life, floral accented proposition that included voluminous trains, lilac petals, and shimmering details. The range of names, from “Twiggy” or “Priscilla” to “Hendrix” and “Bowie” hinted at a wide range of influences and energies behind the collection.
The range of names, from “Twiggy” to “Bowie” hinted at a wide range of influences.
Voluminous multi-layered organza ball gowns and mermaid skirts held down the fairy tale mystique (think A Midsummer Night’s Dream). But Vinieris didn’t shy from an edgy, sexy energy either, with plunging V-neck fronts, slit and transparent bodices, and tattooed lace.
Vinieris didn’t shy away from an edgy, sexy energy, with transparent bodices and tattooed lace./blockquote>
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One constant was hand-created and assembled elements: from hand appliquéd Alençon lace and hand-crafted silk flowers to hand-beaded fabrics.
One constant was hand-created and assembled elements.
Says Vinieris: “The soul of each dress is explored through the chaos of textures in layered transparencies mixed with floral laces, glistening beading and hints of subtle color.”
The collection was tasteful, romantic, and — perhaps most importantly — eminently modern.
The collection was — perhaps most importantly — eminently modern.
Styling / J. Errico
Venue / The Standard Hotel, Highline
Hair / Edison Lu & Hair Lounge
Makeup / Make Up Pro
Nails / Green Zen Organic Spa
Music / MJ Hall
Photography / Dan Lecca
Videography / B Productions
Public Relations & Production / Seventh House PR