Photo by First View of St. Pucchi Spring 2011 Collection (NYC)
Rani Totman is the award-winning designer of the luxurious bridal wear line St. Pucchi and what a job she has. The new collections were inspired by Europe’s finest art and architecture, which like the St. Pucchi collections of the past, blend modern innovation with her signature old-world elegance.
I was very lucky to spend time with her in-between shows and she is a joy to be with. “I spent a great part of last year traveling throughout Europe and when I travel, I find that inspiration, comes through in my collections.” Rani said. “There is something about ‘capturing the fantasy, unprecedented glamour and elegance; of past societies and putting a modern twist for today’s bride.”
The St. Pucchi collection is one that will always be for a very special bride. St. Pucchi emphasizes the structured bodices with boning to accentuate the feminine form unlike many other designers. This style flatters every figure and offers a modern yet classic feel that is wanted. It’s a pairing of heavier looks, yet with an airy and light fabric such as lace or silk organdy. If you choose the St. Pucchi Couture, Avine Perucci or Sposa lines, you will always be a St. Pucchi bride and that means pure luxury and romance are yours for the taking.
Fabric trends: Silk duchess satin, crackle mesh, silk dupinoi, silk taffeta, silk satin organza, silk shantung
Color trends: Gold, ivory, champagne,
Style trends: Strapless, corseted sheer jeweled bodice, one shoulder, drop waist, scooped neckline, mermaid, full ball gown, spaghetti straps, sweetheart neckline and A-line.
If you want to learn more about this line, you can find them at St. Pucchi.