This month’s ‘Something Borrowed’ will explore Rime Arodaky’s latest collection, via an article originally published by The Lane – a beautifully curated online wedding style guide for fashion forward brides.
We are huge fans of Rime Arodaky here at The Mews, so we were more than a little bit excited when she launched her Autumn 2017 collection last year! Motivated by a desire to break away from traditional bridalwear, Rime Arodaky launched her eponymous label in 2011 and has been shaking up the industry ever since with bohemian, free spirited designs for modern brides with a rock & roll edge.
Founder and director of The Mews, Gail Crispin, first discovered Rime’s designs online and instantly fell in love with her aesthetic. Before she knew it, Gail was on her way to meet Rime, they instantly connected and the rest is history! In 2013, The Mews became the first bridal shop in the UK to stock Rime’s designs, retaining exclusivity both in the UK and now in the North East of the USA.
Read on to discover more about Rime’s latest collection…
Rime Arodaky – Bridal Fall 2017
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A white washed studio pouring with morning light and floor to ceiling windows that overlooked the Hudson River and New York skyline set the scene for Rime Arodaky’s Fall 2017 collection. Sheer, ethereal drapes fell into pools of fabric over polished concrete, cascading piles of pillar candles filled corners, white wooden bench seats were accented with agate crystal paperweights textured invitations There was an air of purity that filled the room in anticipation of the mystical ceremonial collection hinted on invitations.
Drawing inspiration from the shift of seasons, Rime Arodaky’s Fall collection was a beautiful play on the transition of our changing moods. From wintry embellished gowns in lunar tints suffused with delicate sequins, ethereal silhouettes adorned in delicate botanical embellishment, and minimalist pieces that evoked the purity of summer.
What we loved most about this collection, and what has always drawn us to Rime Arodaky is her artful use of juxtaposition. Where heavily embroidered floral appliqué can overwhelm structured fabrics and feel expectedly bridal, Rime weaves botanical accents over delicately transparent fabrics, billowing skirts are paired with cropped lace tops, chic blazers are worn over geometric lace, classic bodices are paired with sculptural, structured skirts.
Rime has an innate sense of who her bride is and designs for women who can never be wholly defined by a particular style. She’s equal parts masculine and feminine. Fiercely strong yet delicately soft. Wild free spirits who pull inspiration from their surroundings yet are grounded in classicism. Women who want their dress to be an infusion of everything they love, and an expression of their wildly contradicting natures. Women who keep us guessing.
We hope you’ve enjoyed this month’s ‘Something Borrowed’ (you can view the original article from The Lane here).
You can find all of the pieces pictured above in at least one of our boutiques, in Clifton, Notting Hill and New York. Please do get in touch via our boutique websites if you would like to make an appointment.
Visit Rime Arodaky’s website to see more of her beautiful designs.