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Inauguration Style Recap: COLOR IS YOUR TOOL

Natalie Harris

Inauguration Style Recap: COLOR IS YOUR TOOL

While outerwear is absolutely beyond our typical domain, where there is fashion and a refreshing air of progress, we promise to gleefully indulge.The most noteworthy trend today was absolutely the impactful use of color.  I would call myself a maximalist on most days, admittedly.  In the capitol, though, prints or extravagance translate all too easily to fussy, or worse, inappropriate.  The real fun in fashion, though, is playing with the tools afforded you within contextual constraints.  Are we talking about using color in bridal fashion design now?  We could be!  Haha.  We aren't (and we are!), but let's take a look at this...


The Fabric Almanac: What to Expect with Dyeing Your Dress

The Fabric Almanac: What to Expect with Dyeing Your Dress

With the Renegade Dye Lab now open (to bridal gowns beyond our own collection of nontraditional delights with pops of color), it has become necessary to back up and share a bit of education with brides about which fabrics dye best or not at all, stretch and shrink, and all kinds of textile science fun.  There are a few considerations.  We'll cover most in this post, but definitely be expanding upon some aspects and adding more visual aids in forthcoming posts. 1. What to Shop For 2. When To Alter 3. What to Expect from each Fabric 4. The Process 5. Our CredBefore...


The Scope of a Bridal Designer

The Scope of a Bridal Designer
It occurred to me that the scope of what a bridal designer (or designer-manufacturer-retailer, in our case) does is probably lost on pretty much everyone.  To satisfy my own curiosity, I did a brain dump.  I think I surprised even myself.

Color Theory and a Primer on Dye vs Print

Color Theory and a Primer on Dye vs Print
There's a way to achieve any color combination you have in mind for your gown.  The issue is WHEN to approach the color, and as you might expect, results will be in your favor if you use some intentionality from the beginning.

4 ways David's Bridal closing could change the industry

Natalie Harris

4 ways David's Bridal closing could change the industry
Anytime a disruption is made to an industry on the scale of 300 stores, one must acknowledge the massive change.  I want to explore the possibilities of how the bridal industry may be effected by the vacuum left behind, should that disrupting corporation cease to exist.  To understand the possibilities I forecast, it's important to have context of the world before chain bridal conglomerates.