Showing in the heart of midtown, veteran designer Charles W. Bunstine of Anna Maier, presented not only the Spring/Summer 2018 but also his 48th bridal collection of his career. The audience, who viewed this season’s line in an intimate room, had gotten a chance to experience Bunstine’s task of displaying a new & refined form of his work, that the world is not use to seeing.
With a goal of being “more sensual but not objectifying”, Bunstine’s execution of each garment demonstrated a flare of dramatics in ball gowns with a full skirt, mermaid dresses with exaggerated pick-ups & lace becoming the main focal point of certain garments. A sweetheart neckline was common throughout the collection, with delicate drapes of the bust to match. Whites, Light Cool Greys, & Ivory with sparks of Nudes were the main color themes, but spots of vibrant Reds, Hot Pinks, & Golds took the runway for the audience to observe.
In this particular collection, Bunstine wanted to challenge the concept of luxury. “I want to set a sincere standard for what quality & value is for a bride today. I want it to be visible.” Through the viewing of his 48th collection, I believe Charles Bunstine did just that.