Tuesday, November 8, 2022

With the eye of an artist and the technique of a Parsons grad, Rock-blooded fashion designer Carly Cushnie revisits bridal fashion — this time in partnership with BHLDN, American retailer Anthropologie's in-house wedding boutique — with the same signature tailoring and feminine drapery that has earned her ready-to-wear collection a devout celebrity following.

The capsule collection features bridal gowns designed for contemporary brides with sophisticated options for bridesmaids and guests.

Cushnie is no stranger to dressing brides, having launched a bridal line in 2017. Her last bridal collection was presented during the Spring 2020 season.

Plus, a special shout-out to Canadian fashion designer Kathryn Bowen, who recently snagged The Canadian Arts & Fashion Awards (CAFA) honour for Emerging Talent in Fashion at the October 15 gala. The Toronto talent — who in May designed three dresses for Kim Kardashian West in a mere two weeks — is no stranger to The Rock; her father, Bruce, headed Scotiabank Jamaica for several years.

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The Anastasia Dress is the ultimate, flirty LWD. (www.anthropologie.com)
The Lynne Gown makes for a dramatic walk up the aisle. (www.anthropologie.com)
Perfect for the unconventional bride, the Samantha Blazer Dress features an open back, plunging neckline, and mini silhouette that's both daring and sophisticated. (www.anthropologie.com)
Stunningly glamorous, the Clementine dress boasts draping at the front and back. (www.anthropologie.com)
The Selwyn Suit is a must-have for the modern-day bride. (www.anthropologie.com)
A much-debated question has been: Can you wear black to a wedding? The short answer is yes, and the BHLDN by Carly Cushnie Brenna (left) and Adella dresses are the perfect way to do so. (www.anthropologie.com)
Rock-blooded fashion designer Carly Cushnie.
Sitting pretty with her CAFA Emerging Talent in Fashion Award is Canadian fashion designer Kathryn Bowen. (IG/@kathrynbowen__)

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