(Spring 2015) Roman Couturier Peter Langner showed NY Bridal Fashion Week precisely that it means to be a practitioner of couture in its purest sense. Novel drape, novel fabrications, inventive detailing, & unparalleled fit all combine to create a show more akin to a fine symphony than a mere fashion show.
Mr. Langner’s deft drape, evoking a feeling of a softened origami, came to life in a range of colors rooted in the traditional bridal range of Cream, a few shades of White, & a very Soft Mint, but darkened to Merlot & Charcoal for the evening & bridesmaid offerings. Fabrication interest came in modern takes on jacquards, which the designer chose in geometric versions that seem too hard for bridal on their face, yet, when draped as they were in these flawless gowns, they seemed perfectly apropos.
A breath of fresh air also arrived in a most traditional manner when Mr. Langner sent fully veiled brides down the runway, a look that used to be commonplace only a few seasons ago, but now is rarely seen.
Peter Langner has only shown in the April show week the last few years, but when he does, true fashion moments are created. Here’s hoping that he’ll break his current pattern & return this next season as a yearly fix is too little to satisfy.
Designer Site: www.peterlangner.it
Photos by Elvia Gobbo