A confection of glittering luxury comprised the Spring/Summer 2019 BERTA Collection astonishing the crowd! An effortlessly chic collection drifted gracefully down the runway with fabrics that lead the way into a powerful abyss of jaw dropping styles. Berta Balilti’s latest collection broke everything that is known to be “normalized” in the bridal industry. It featured pieces that were fresh, exciting and new yet still lending to the true essence of what BERTA is and is expected to be. Strong, powerful, and confident is the description of Berta’s perennial muse.
Lots of sparkle, tulle, sequins and feathers were seen eloquently paired with the reoccurring theme of plunging necklines, open backs, flowing capes, and voluminous trains, yet this season’s collection added a twist that has never been seen before. To say it’s all in the details is a concurrent theme in all of Berta’s collections. Ensembles in startlingly vibrant motifs, even when they are in classic silhouettes, are sensual in their confidence. The hand beaded and attention to each detail on the gown can only be created by highly skilled and talented individuals such as Berta and her team. Every dress had its own theme and entails hours of detail oriented design and stitch work, dedication, love, and passion. It is definitely seen in the dresses which will then translates to the glow on the bride’s face. This is what it all comes down to. Berta’s determination to translate an inspiration to the fullest resulted in a collection that is harmonious, charming, sexy, and confident.
The sole designer of the fashion house is Berta Balilti, a Shenkar College of design graduate. Berta founded her namesake brand in 2004. Berta has an avant-gard design style, one that always tests the barriers and boundaries of the modern world of fashion design. Her style of design is famous for bold, sexy and modern fit that incorporates vintage materials and retro styles. Aside from designing all the collections at the fashion house, Berta oversees the entire production processes in her studio still to this day, when she has over 70 retailers all around the world. Berta quickly rose to stardom in the fashion world after she managed to surprise even the most veteran fashion editors and bloggers with her artistic approach to high-end fashion. Her collections are considered among the most praised and anticipated in the fashion world. According to the likes of countless celebrities, media mavens, stylists and industry insiders, Berta is considered today as one of the world’s top-notch designers for bridal and evening wear.
Run Of Show
1: Style19-13: Sheer mermaid style dress with all over sparkle detail. Square illusion neckline featuring hints of mesh fabric. Detachable tulle skirt with same sparkle detail as dress || 2: Style 19-14: Full on sequin and silver beading on long sleeve sheer fabric. Open back and long skirt with same sequin detailing. Intricate hand beadwork of bead placements || 3: Style19-22: Handcrafted lace and crystal embroidered see-through dress with a plunging neckline, full on sequin beadwork, full skirt, and open back || 4. Style19-10: Cap sleeve fit and flare gown with a mix of fabrics and crystal belt around waist || 5. Style19-09: Strapless lace on sheer fabric gown with sheer long sleeves and hints of lace appliques on shoulders and around wrist area. || 6. Style19-02: Hand crafted flower appliques lace dress, off the shoulder illusion sweetheart neckline and appliqued shoulder length sleeves || 7. Style19-17: Layers of soft tulle with a deep plunging neckline and crystal beadwork detail pattern work all over the bodice and beginning of skirt. Long sheer sleeves. Soft extra layers of tulle fabric coming out of the skirt || 8. Style19-21: Handcrafted beaded over illusion tulle, open back, short sleeves with off-the-shoulder sheer illusion neckline and a crystal necklace detail || 9. Style19-24: Illusion see-through handcrafted dress with paillette and applique patterns all across. Deep plunging neckline, fitted bodice with trumpet-full skirt. Featuring a beautiful removable sheer with lace applique shoulder cape || 10. Style19-01: Long sleeved sheer illusion gown with all over embroidery and mermaid style skirt || 11. Style19-08: Handcrafted sheer, strapless, embellished dress with sparkle beadwork and applique details. With removable sparkle cape. || 12. Style19-20: Handcrafted fully embellished bodice and skirt, tulle bow details on straps, open back, plunging neckline, and crystal beadwork on the waist with bow details || 13. Style19-16: Deep plunging neckline, envelope detailed skirt, and embellished gathered waist. The fabrication takes this classic silhouette to another level featuring hints of sparkle, glam, and floral applique details || 14. Style19-05: Structured bodice corset with long flowing skirt and narrow plunging neckline. Featuring light feathers on bodice and over the shoulder straps. Full on sparkle and some embroidery on fabric || 15. Style19-06: Handcrafted strapless glistening gown with 3D feather appliques and crystals outlining the bodice. Featuring a stunning floral applique and sequin cape || 16. Style19-07: Handcrafted tulle strapless fit and flare with lace embroidery and hints of sparkle throughout || 17. Style 19-12: Long sleeve fit and flare dress with sparkle detail all over including the shoulder and bodice. Crystal beaded belt around the waist || 18. Style19-18: Handcrafted lace embellished dress, illusion sweetheart neckline, crystal beaded belt and dramatic tulle overlay detachable skirt with hints of pearls at the bottom || 19. Style19-03: Strapless corset style top with mermaid form fitting skirt. Sequin pattern details with embroidery all over || 20. Style19-15: Handcrafted beaded on illusion bodice. Fully beaded skirt with high slit and a sheer overlay skirt. Long sheer sleeves with touches of hand crafted silver sequin details all along the arms || 21. Style19-11: Handcrafted antique lace dress, illusion neckline, open back, off the shoulder straps, applique skirt with matching tulle overlay train || 22. Style19-04: Handcrafted one shoulder form-fitting gown with dramatic fully layered tulle overskirt, which can be removed || 23. Style19-23: Handcrafted scallop lace dress with sequin detailing all over. Plunging neckline, envelope style skirt, form fitting with open back. Dramatic removable feather cape, which wraps around the neck area || 24 Style19-19: Applique detail over layers of sequin on illusion fabric. Long sleeve illusion fabric with sequin and light white feathers around wrist area. Detachable same fabric skirt with more feather detailing.
Hair: Kiyo Igarashi at Rona Represents: @kiyoigarashi @ronarepresents || Makeup: Yuko Mizuno at Rona Represents: @yuko_mizuno_makeup @ronarepresents || Photography: Mike Colon @mikecolon || Dressing: BB’s Backstage || Fashion Show Production & Casting Direction: Trew Productions @trewproductions, @drewtrew || Accessories: Maria Elena @mariaelenaheadpieces || Lighting and Sound: AV Workshop @avworkshop || Music: DJ Sammy Jo @sammyjodj || Public Relations: CLD PR @CLDsty