THE FAMED WEDDING DRESS DESIGNER BRINGS DRAMA TO THE BOX
When you realize Angel Sanchez began his professional life as an architect, you say, “of course”. His magnificent, other-worldly designs are structured and built as much as they are created.
The Venezuelan-born designer, best known for his incredible wedding gowns, brings as much drama to the runway as he does to the aisle.
The first thing you notice as you step into The Box for his presentation Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week are the stunning colors. Rich purples, bright neon greens and succulent lemons all eye-opening, but never gaudy. When you battle the crowds and get closer, the tailoring and construction just take your breath away. A deep purple gown with a crisp, embroidered bodice is a true work of art.
Perhaps the most striking piece is nearly colorless, a soft peach, nearly nude strapless gown that flows from the hips is so feminine and just pretty.
Even his more casual looks had a dressed-up feel in crisp clean white with stark black blocks, covered with a bright pop of green or yellow.
This is a collection for the woman who loves to be the best dressed on any occasion, but doesn’t mind showing off her fun side.
Photography: Anton Brookes