PSA: Peter Langner Went Sustainable this NYLBFW with “The Responsibility of Beauty” Collection
On Wednesday Peter Langner’s designs hit the runway at NYLBFW and we were blown away, not just by the sheer magnificence of the collections (both bridal and evening), but also how his creative design process now puts sustainability at the forefront. In a true dedication to this important message and his dedication to it, the Peter Langner Fall 2024 Collection is called “The Responsibility of Beauty”.
But that’s not all, the new bridal collection by Peter Langner represents the meeting of drama and a taste for the spectacular. Light becomes the object of magic — the soft golden ivory of dawn for bridal. Each piece was imagined to have been bathed in the golden aura of a sun rising and setting, his creations seemingly to inhabit a place of fantasy where opulence and elegance reign supreme. And that’s truly a place where I want to be… 24/7 ! More so, the subtle appeal of classic-modern and seductive reinterpretations of the past creates an all-Italian elegance.
This strapless ball gown is embroidered with tulle and organza petals, completed with an asymmetric bow at the waistline and silk satin.
Just look at this sheath gown in magnolia. The illusion tulle cape is embroidered with porcelain petals and crystals to add to the elegance.
This ball gown has a scoop neckline and is embroidered organza with hand-embroidered thread embroidery.
Between the balloon long sleeves on this dress and the fact that it was hand-embroidered with recycled fabric sequins only adds to the perfection of this ball gown with halter neckline.
As I said, he has put sustainability at the forefront, so these new collections adopt and introduce sustainable fabrics to reduce the environmental impact of its productions.
A strapless silk satin architectural gown with draped skirt.
Interestingly, he has turned his attention to the eco-sustainability of his creations; an ethical look toward the future and respect for the planet where raw materials and production processes espouse a new philosophy, oriented toward sustainable creativity. In particular, low-impact organic fabrics were chosen for the creation of the new collection.
Overall, their vision is shaped by the desire for conscious production, projecting towards a glamorous but careful future. A sign of respect, a stimulus to inventiveness, craftsmanship and imagination. From this awareness comes exclusive pieces. Peter Langner accompanies its employees toward sustainable innovation by reducing textile waste and giving it a new life.
But this new awareness has not changed the style and elegance of the looks any! For his bridal collection, you’ll still find majestic looks in tulle, richly covered with inlays of sequins made from textile scraps and crystals. Mermaid gowns hand-finished with cotton guipure lace flowers, a regal tulle illusion cape embroidered in a mosaic of porcelain petals. Complex embroideries with Muliné thread in shades of white, silver and gold, hand-fringed silk organza petals. Rigorous, structured lines in Bio silk Mikado, designed to look like sculptures and works of art.
An empire waist A-line gown in silk with bodice embroidered with porcelain petals and crystals.
An architectural ball gown in magnolia with a draped butterfly back neckline.
This one shoulder A-line gown has a silk satin draped bodice and skirt embroidered with frayed organza petals.
This sheath dress has a V-neckline and is draped on the bodice with silk organza.
An A-line gown in embroidered tulle with a sweetheart neckline and detachable shoulder cover.
An empire waist silk organza gown with large sleeves.
This off-the-shoulder mermaid gown is covered in guipure lace in hand-embroidered with illusion tulle petals.
Credits: Cover photo and WDM videos by So Bridal Social // Runway photos and other video by Peter Langner, @peterlangner | Creative Director, @peterlangner | Production: Drew Linehan, @drewtrew | Runway Photographer: Collin Pierson, @collinpierson | Runway Location: 30th Street Studios | Presentation Hair & Make-up: Marcello Costa, @bymarcellocosta
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