Thursday 29 September 2016

Wedding gown inspired by women of 1916

Published 19/03/2016 | 02:30

The ivory tulle dress has hand-embellished lace and embroidery work
The ivory tulle dress has hand-embellished lace and embroidery work

Easter 1916 nostalgia so often centres solely on the armed struggle but fashion designer Caoimhe Keane took a slightly different focus.

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Her vintage-look lace gown which features in today's bridal special in Weekend was photographed by Nick MacInnes in the Hibernian Club on St Stephen's Green and was inspired by the women of that time.

"It was the start of a new life, a new Ireland and I wanted to create a timeless look at a special budget price of €1,200 that women can afford ," said Caoimhe who comes originally from Castletownbere.

"I wanted to create a luxurious style dress that would fit with most people's budget. I do a lot of handmade lace that costs €3,000 plus and it was lovely to be able to come up with some that modern brides can afford."

The ivory tulle dress has hand-embellished lace and embroidery work with blush slip and long sleeves and a puddle train.

Caoimhe trades as QUE-VA atelier over the Jenny Vander vintage store on Drury Street.

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