Introducing the Bo & Luca Spring/Summer 2020 collection. Aptly named ‘Ophelia’s Memoir’, the collection is an ode to a timeless heroine.
‘Ophelia’s Memoir’ celebrates the artistry and perfect imperfection of hand-beading on sensual silks and chiffon. In a world of fast fashion and machine made pieces, the brand have stayed true to their roots, lovingly hand-dying each piece in loose-leaf white tea before hand-beading the gowns using the ancient Indian art of Tambour.
Along with her team, Bo & Luca Creative Director, Shannon Pittman has delved into newfound creative realms with a more alluring and sensual approach to the bohemian style which first landed her brand on the bridal map.
The delicately hand beaded gowns in this collection are a touch of whimsy and alluring refinement with silhouettes that softly fall over the body; easy to wear and non-constricting. Forget volume or layers of tulle, these gowns make a statement with each hand-beaded design that has been woven over diaphanous, sheer silks and delicate fabrics.
A strong 70s influence is evident with billowy, voluminous sleeves, pussy bow necklines and tasseled trimmings, while daringly low open backs are balanced out by long sleeves and demure Victoriana necklines to keep the looks elegant and refined.
Here are One Fine Day’s top picks from the beautiful Bo & Luca collection.
This breathtaking gown glistens gorgeously under the light due to the hand placed sequin design on the tulle overlay. The high neckline and t-shirt sleeves are trimmed with a playful tulle ruffle, while the open back and floor-length column skirt add a daring edge.
Cut from lightweight Silk Organza, this floor-length gown is adorned in an exclusive hand-beaded and hand-embroidered Bo & Luca design. The nipped waist and voluminous sleeves add a touch of drama, making this the perfect choice for the red carpet or your wedding day. skims the hips before falling to the floor.
Tap into timeless style with this elegant one-shouldered gown. Crafted from buttery soft Crêpe Silk, this column shaped piece has been entirely hand-beaded.
Subtle volume has been added to the shoulder of the sleeve while the waist is flattered by a cinched-in silhouette.
The Bailey gown is a sophisticated piece made from the softest Silk Chiffon. The waistband of the gown cinches in the waist and is carefully hand-beaded in an exclusive Bo & Luca design. Billowy Chiffon sleeves are finished with a hand-beaded cuff, while the A-line skirt skims the hips before falling to the floor.
Paying homage to the style icons of the 1970s with exaggerated bishop sleeves and a pussy bow neckline, this timeless gown features a scattering of hand-beaded florals on the sleeves. The deep V-neckline and fit and flare skirt flatter the body, while a generous side split shows off just the right amount of skin and ensures you can dance the night away.
The elegant Vincent jacket features a delicate hand beaded design onto semi-sheer chiffon. Tassels adorn the scalloped edge of this heirloom piece, making this the perfect garment to finish off a minimalist slip gown.
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By Katie Stow
Communication Manager of One Fine Day
Images all by Bo & Luca.