Our favorite stop during Bridal Fashion Week is with designer to the stars – Romona Keveza. It is always a pleasure to visit the flagship boutique in the penthouse of One Rockefeller Plaza. Class, grace and dignity always exude from each season of Romona’s Legends and Couture collection. She always keeps the bride in the forefront of her mind while designing the gowns and they are always just pure elegance with just enough of an edge for the cosmopolitan bride who dares to be different. It doesn’t take a lot of sparkle and glitz for Romona to make a statement. When you see her models draped in her beautiful creations there is a level of stature that comes from very few designers. With her more than evident nod to the classics, Romona brings together her vision in classical forms throughout the ages from the 1920’s to the present day essentially creating a gown with a variety of influences from past eras with a contemporary modern flourish.
LEGENDS BY ROMONA KEVEZA:
Each season of Legends by Romona Keveza has embodied the exquisite beauty found in the classic tradition of iconic American style. By tipping the hat to some of Hollywood’s greatest women, Romona encourages each bride to be the greatest version of herself, allowing the bride to “Be Her Own Legend.” From a natural-white silk shantung taffeta gown with illusion cap sleeves to an ivory sweetheart gown with detailing of Swarovski buttons inspired by the great Dorothy Dandrige, each piece is a legend of it’s own kind. Romona is known for her lace gowns in the Legends collection and this year the lace certaintly didn’t disappoint. One of our favorites was a French embroidered Chantilly lace halter gown that included a gorgeous deep V-neckline, inspired by Rita Hayworth.
ROMONA KEVEZA COLLECTION – BRIDAL
Romona Keveza “Collection” is designed for the modernist to the majestic, for the bride who is multi-faceted and diverse with a refined sensibility and admiration for fashion. To us, the “Collection Bride” has confidence in who she is and in her style. From this line, we loved the fuller taffeta A-Line gown with the lace three quarter sleeve jacket complete with buttons in the front and back. When the jacked is removed, the sweetheart neckline is delicately stunning! Simplicity with dramatic tailoring is exquisite in the 5-ply silk crepe fluted gown with a plunging neckline and back with an overskirt. The movement of the gown floats across the floor with simple grace and elegance. One of our favorite gowns is the pearl boat neckline transparent ball gown with couture organza over a short underskirt. The Piece De Resistance is the strapless metallic gold-thread linen gown featuring a sculpted neckline and mermaid silhouette with an amazing detachable overskirt made of gold leaf printed silk organza, it was absolutely show stopping in person. When reviewing the newest bridal lines by Romona Keveza, all the gowns were simply breathtaking.
The very last thing we can tell you about is a third new defused collection called ROMONA, which will be released very soon. Stay tuned in to The Wedding Guys for the latest developments.
Images Courtesy of Romona Keveza
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