Successfully marrying Katie Ermilio’s signature feminine minimalism with BHLDN’s frothy, bohemian aesthetic may seem like a stretch, but as it turns out, the combination isn’t too far from perfect. A master of special occasion dresses, Ermilio designed an exclusive capsule collection of frocks for Anthropologie’s year-old bridal label, BHLDN. Perfect for bridesmaids or any holiday party (they’re creeping up!), the three-piece range includes two colorful drop-waist cocktails dresses (the Coral Cadence Dress, $1,200 and the Syncopated Swing Dress, $1,275) and the Stork Stork Club Dress, a sleek A-line design in black and white, priced at $1,250. The designer talked to ELLE.com about how creating the line was organic and intuitive:
“As I designer, I find a constant source of inspiration in the women who wear my clothes,” Ermilio told ELLE.com. “There’s a distinct femininity ever-present in my work, a quality which certainly lends itself to all things romantic, and thus my organic—and very unexpected—entry into the world of bridal. We played with color, hemlines, and special details to marry my aesthetic with the very special experience that one gets when visiting BHLDN. Our capsule is all about the BHLDN woman and the kinds of dresses she wants to wear and feel beautiful in throughout all of the days, parties, toasts, and celebrations surrounding the big day.”
The collection will launch in select BHLDN stores and online at www.bhldn.com on September 4, so you’d better start thinking about which dress you’re going to snag for the new season.
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