A Return to the Classics – Introducing the Romantics Collection
True to its name, in the 1880s the Carriageworks workshops in Sydney were used for building and maintaining train engines and carriages to meet the demands of Sydney’s expanding rail network. Today, Carriageworks is exclusively used for creative projects and events – fashion shows, exhibitions, performances and now, a very special bridal photoshoot.
The moody, industrial setting of Carriageworks was the perfect contrast for the soft and feminine accessories in our new collection; The Romantics. We’ve returned to the classics when designing this collection, focusing on decadent headpieces, embellished veils and statement earrings.
To bring the collection to life, we worked with a talented group of creatives. Photographer Jack Henry and videographer Josh Carr-Hummerstons captured both the intricate details of the accessories and the impact of the full bridal look. Thanh Vo used her hair and makeup artistry to beautifully style models Hailey and Lilly and our stylist for the shoot was our good friend, Sophie Kirkby from Engaged Creative.
Just like Carriageworks has been reinvented for a different and creative purpose, we’ve breathed new life into classical pearls, bows and florals to create a line of fashion-forward bridal accessories.
French fashion designer Coco Chanel was the queen of timeless style, championing the simple yet sophisticated aesthetic, with tailored suits, little black dresses and layers of pearl necklaces. We’ve also championed pearls, but through headpieces, veils and earrings. Some of our favourite pieces are the MARA pearl birdcage veil, the VIENNA pearl drop earrings and ADELINE pearl headband.
We’ve introduced the classical bow design in a new and bold way, transitioning them from sweet to sophisticated. We have several new pieces which feature bows, including the LAURENCE shoulder veil, with the statement bows attaching to the shoulders of dress, the HEPBURN veil, with a scattering of satin bows, and the slender, gold LUCIA bow earrings.
Our signature floral detailing remains a prominent feature, however, this time we’ve turned to smaller, delicate sprinklings of flowers, as seen in the ODESSA shoulder cape, SABLE headpiece, PEPE circle veil, MORNINGTON floral earrings and BLAKE floral drop veil.
We hope you will find your ultimate bridal look in The Romantics collection, and enjoy returning to the classics with us.
Special thanks to:
Hair & makeup – Thanh Vo
Model (day 1) – Hailey, Vivien’s Model Management
Model (day 2) – Lilly, Scoop Model Management
Photographer – Jack Henry
Stylist – Sophie Kirkby, Engaged Creative
Venue – Carriageworks
Videographer – Josh Carr-Hummerstons, Studio Wimbledon