Introducing: The FLORENTINE Collection by Karin Rom Bridal
Good morning lovelies! Today we’re looking at a breathtaking bridal collection by Amsterdam-based designer Karin Rom. The Florentine collection taps into our need for escapism during the pandemic. While the Netherlands was in lockdown, Karin Rom was inspired by fairy stories of princesses locked away in castles; tales of hidden gardens and grand ballrooms and romantic dreams from days gone by. “It’s funny how so many of our ideas about romance were shaped by times when ‘social distancing’ between a woman and her suitor was the only option until marriage. Social distancing used to be romantic!” she laughs.
Pioneering bridal designer Karin Rom is taking the bridal fashion world by storm. The Florentine collection’s fashion-forward bridal gowns reimagine timeless feminine silhouettes, with an added contemporary view on fit, comfort and quality. These sophisticated bridal dresses offer a true elite couture experience for brides with an international outlook and love for fashion.
“You’ll often find her at the dinner table, with her heels kicked off on the chair beside her. Her eyes glow with intrigue as she listens to stories told only once most of the guests have gone. ”
KYA was co-created with our followers on social media, who helped choose the shape, the cut and the fabrics. This collaborative creation features a deep V cut on the front and back, with a form-flattering fit. Crafted with double layers of tulle and lace, the skirt has a middle slit and gentle train. 3D lace flowers are adorned throughout.
“She strides slowly along the grand hallways, examining every painting and bust. LAYLA knows that you must understand art in order to become art. ”
This corset dress is inspired by neoclassicism. The asymmetric corset immediately steals the show, only to be followed by a long dramatic draped volan. This head-turner is fabricated in classic satin, while the slit skirt gives it a modern and sexy siren shape.
“She stood by the window to watch the first rain kiss the garden, as shimmering drops began clinging to her gown.”
FLORENTINE is a sexy, figure-flattering dress that is truly one of a kind. It’s crafted in gentle blush tulle and ravishes with luscious hand-embroidered lace, embellished with just the right amount of stones. This dress is paired with a stunning tulle robe, adorned with shimmering stones, giving the final look a hint of intrigue.
“She loves staring at glowing embers in the fireplace, watching the mysterious dance between light and darkness.”
BLANCHE is a timeless dress. It features a handmade drape corset, romantic sleeves, and a gathered layered tulle skirt with a high slit and intriguing volan, making it a true eye-catcher. This dress is adorned with hand-embroidered lace, speckled with light-catching sequins and dark blue stones.
“She’s a rebel at heart, but can’t resist a tear-jerking love story. MESHI is sweet and naughty, and makes sure that you know it.”
This bridal dress is crafted with elite tailoring. MESHI is draped in layers of silk, creating shell-inspired patterns to fit the alluring wrap cut. Big romantic sleeves and a highly slit skirt compliment the soft and suggestive look.
“PERRY’s poised perfection attracted many suitors, but only one would rule her heart. She gave him a sip of her potion, and soon he saw stars.”
PERRY is a flirtatious and daring bridal gown. This dress is fabricated with sheer dotted tulle, featuring cutout elements, a structured corset and a middle slit.
“A castle has many secrets, and STELLA knows them all. At first glance, she may seem sweet and playful, but take a closer look and you’ll discover her many layers.”
STELLA is crafted with 70 meters of tulle and gathered French lace. A gentle structured corset rests teasingly on top of the 5-tiered boho skirt.
“She loves the peaceful moments spent on her needlework, threading dreams with delicate detail. With plenty of time to let her mind drift, she understands the value of leaving just enough for the imagination. ”
VIENNA flirts with ideas of age-old femininity and contemporary peek-a-boo chic. This bridal dress features handmade French lace cutouts, inserted into a full chiffon cloche skirt. Dreamy patchwork sleeves and a plunge neckline give this dress an enticing edge.
“LUCY hides love letters between the pages of heavy books in the library. One day, while pulling an old book off the shelf, she found a love letter addressed to her. ”
This ultra-romantic vision is made entirely from luxurious satin. LUCY features pompous sleeves, a cloche skirt, and a wide structured belt which gives the dress a flattering and gathered shape.
“She was ready for the ball, but lost her way in the rose garden. Now, with flowers laced into her gown, she’s ready to make a dramatic entrance.”
NERI combines a soft, romantic silhouette with confident care-free chic. This bridal dress features soft puffy sleeves and a long romantic triangle train. The wrap cut is adorned with 3D lace flowers and tulle, merged with dramatic hand-embroidered lace.