It's always exciting when bridal designers bring out new collections and today I'm thrilled to be featuring the latest collection by up and coming Wedding dress designer EMILY KOTARSKI. Based in Charleston this new line is called 'Precious Metals' and these stunning images by South Carolina wedding photographer CLAY AUSTIN highlight the beautiful fabrics and designs perfectly. Now if someone could please just wear this utterly incredible emerald gown for their wedding we'd be very happy!
After graduating from design school, Emily - who always wanted to be a fashion designer - spent some time working in the more corporate sector of the industry before it became clear to her that her passion was in bridal design. It was whilst working at a bridal salon and learning from the shop floor so to speak, that the inspiration for her own company started to take shape. Seeing the need for providing brides with custom gowns and an in-store experience, her business was launched. Sourcing materials from Europe and keeping up with the latest trends in fabric, lace and embellishments, EMILY KOTARSKI wedding gowns are stunning one-of-a-kind creations made with the finest materials.
Emily tells us more about this collection; "This couture collection is called Precious Metals, inspired by raw minerals and materials with a shine. The main focus of the collection is the French, baroque style lace that is used throughout the collection in various ways. All of the dresses in the Precious Metals collection are meant to be embellished to the highest level of a couture collection with hand placed and sewn appliqued lace and embroidery as well as hand painting on silk chiffon. Each dress is made with 100% silk and named after a raw metal material: beryllium, bowieite, iridium, platinum, sterling, etc. to emphasize the metallic accents throughout. Over lapping flounce skirts, layered cathedral length capes, lace-up ballet back accents and hand micro pleating gives the collection dimension and a wide range of details."