Acclaimed Newport-based fashion designer Kate Brierley has won rave reviews for her Isoude collections featuring exquisitely tailored pieces crafted with some of the richest fabrics sourced around the globe, and the designer’s newly-introduced Wedding Collection is no exception. I had the opportunity to get up close with the intimate collection at the Bellevue Avenue studio recently, and its clearly designed with the sophisticated bride in mind. “Everything I do seems to come from a very organic place,” says Kate, who recently tied the knot herself. With each dress, the designer noted an ideal milieu it would complement, from a swanky affair at The Breakers, Newport’s grande dame of the mansions, to a simple ceremony by the sea.
Layers of silk Georgette festooned with crystal beading hand-sewn in Italy, ivory silk-gazar, imported silk satin face organza, silk wool—one stunning fabric after another graced each distinct piece. “To me this is quintessential Newport,” remarked Kate about one gown she described as “very Grace Kelly” made of extremely fine double face satin organza, demi-box pleats at the drop waist and jaw-dropping crystal straps. “I want to bring to back to the body,” she says about the various silhouettes.
Dresses can be customized with detailed belts, and Kate was showing some looks with stunning headpieces by acclaimed milliner Satya Twena.
Simple and modern meets Old Hollywood throughout the must see collection, inspiring any discerning bride say, “I do.”
Isoude is located at 142 Bellevue Avenue in Newport.
Photo Credit: Fashion New England