Imaginative bridal

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Thursday, June 26, 2014

THE modern bride knows that she has many options for her big day. Gone are the days when bridal couture only means simple white dresses. It’s now possible for a bride to be a little more adventurous, a little less expected. Designer Lyndon Adolfo drew inspiration from varying personas to come up with different translations for bridal wear.

Of course, the long white dress is a timeless choice for a bride. For this, Lyndon imagines a princess walking through a garden of flowers. He creates an off-shoulder white gown from jusi material, with laser-cut flowers as accents. Roses accentuate the shoulders and skirt, while draping gives the skirt a layered effect. Crystals, gems, rhinestones and sequins were sewn into the folds of the ruched bodice and add a bit of sparkle to the skirt.

A white, stretch-satin gown channels old-world romance with a baroque pattern made from black felt sewn onto the front, embellished with crystals and rhinestones. This dress features an A-line skirt, with a detachable multi-tiered chiffon overlay for a classic touch.


Lyndon channels a snow queen theme with a long-sleeved ivory and gray dress made of stretchy metallic fabric. A striking illusion neckline is embellished with gems and rhinestones, emphasized further with a white faux fur collar.

The designer intends his fourth dress to be worn to a beach wedding. The corseted bodice has a deep plunge neckline, with white and metallic gray strips and embellished with beads, rhinestones and sequins. This dramatic piece has a sheer skirt for the designer’s “sexy and revealing” take on beachside bridal, and is accessorized with a statement neckpiece made of crystals and chemical lace.

“A small spark of the imagination gives me an idea that inspires me to construct a meaningful gown,” says Lyndon. As children dream of being something different, whether it’s someone of royalty or a fictional character, so does a bride who fantasizes about how she wants to feel in her dress for her dream wedding.

Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on June 27, 2014.


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