If you’re a bride to be, the new 2020 Desire Collection from South African based Elbeth Gillis is sure to bring wedding dress excitement to a giddy peak.
Desires – they remind us we’re alive, turn us around, point us in a new direction, call to us to pay attention.
Whether strong and bold, or soft and whispering, desire is a part of being unashamedly, exquisitely, woman.
The Desire Collection pays tribute to the strength it takes to be fully woman: to know when to stop, listen, harness, and let go.
Images of the collection were captured by Jacques Weyers with the collaboration of a fabulous collaborative team.
Renowned for sheer luxury and a sophistication that transcends time, the Elbeth Gillis brand is the hallmark of femininity.
Founded in 1997, Elbeth Gillis is internationally known for her bridal and evening couture.
Relentless in her pursuit of distinction and refinement, Elbeth searches for only the most opulent French laces and the most sumptuous silks, satins and chiffons made by prestigious fabric houses that are known to supply royalty.
As a young girl, Elbeth was surrounded by the beauty of fabrics, inspired by the magic that took place as her aunts and mother brought beauty and grace to the garments they sewed.
By the age of 12, Elbeth knew she was destined to study fashion.
Now, over 20 years later, the reputation of the Elbeth Gillis brand is a testament to Elbeth’s talent. Brides looking for something different will fall in love with the enduring, Audrey Hepburn-like design aesthetic.
Desire is very possibly one of Elbeth’s most articulate collections to date, fluently and coherently weaving together 15 gowns into one seamless whole.
Breathtakingly elegant, this collection sees the return of structured gowns with light boning in the bodices, weightier silks and satins to add definition and line, and bold, outspoken laces.
Silhouettes range from gliding ballgowns to figure-defining mermaids. Necklines are strong: plunging Vs, striking bateaus, sweeping off-the-shoulder lines.
Sensuous touches of femininity are evident throughout: beading sparkles and glitters, tulle skirt overlays tempt, lace cap sleevelets entice, and back and side cut-outs seduce.
Desire. Live in your skin and own it.
Stocked by boutiques around the world, Elbeth takes private appointments in Cape Town, South Africa.
At the Elbeth Gillis Atelier, each gown is carefully handcrafted to ensure impeccable fit and quality. Each gown is the epitome of style, sophistication and uncompromising luxury.
This stunning collection connotes everything you could possibly want in a wedding gown: an air of romance combined with modernity to create a truly sensational showstoppers.
The Desire Collection is available from August 2019.
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Photography: Jacques Weyers
Gowns: Elbeth Gillis
Styling: Robynne Kahn