Majestic Bridal Collection Impresses at Burden Mansion
Karen Sabag owner of Karen Sabag Haute Couture in Manhasset, NY and Avenue U in Brooklyn showed her 2015 Bridal Collection at the lavish Burden Mansion off of 5th Avenue on October 13th. The opulence of European culture and the overly decorated, dreamlike interiors of Versailles are the inspiration for her 2015 collection. The magnificence of French architecture, the ceilings, walls and the three dimensional scheme are prime to Karen and her fantasy wedding dresses. The three dimensional design inspired Karen to her fabric concepts and layering incorporated into her pieces. The combination of lace and beading leaves a beautiful translucent effect and encapsulates an ethereal and airy feel.
Karen is known for using the most luxurious fabrics; she embellishes them with embroidery, beading, appliqués, and Swarovski crystal. She is famous for her sultry corsetry. As always she pays attention to detail in her exclusive hand stitched gowns that make them a standout and Haute Couture. These ultra feminine and regal inspirations will leave every woman to dream.
Karen was inspired this season by the Architecture of Versailles. The Burden Mansion set the stage for the over the top, modern, elegant looks. The collection embodied the signature elements she is famous for: French lace, intricate hand beading, embroideries and corsetry all made by hand. There were elements of the illusion look in some of the gowns; panels of see through were combined with the luxurious fabrics. Along with the traditional white bridals Karen used some ivories, blush and a standout black gown. The Belle Epoch architecture gave the looks an even more glamorous feeling, a time gone by richness. The bridal gowns have a modern elegant lavishness.
According to the MsFabulous web site that devotes its coverage to high fashion, Ms. Sabag’s fashion show venue “probably came as close to those interiors as you could find in NYC at the French-styled James Burden Mansion.”
Ms. Sabag is an alumni of the internationally renowned Fashion Institute of Technology. In their review of Ms. Sabag’s 2015 bridal gowns, the MsFabulous web site said: “Sabag is known for her love of corseted looks, intricate embroideries and luxury fabrics. This collection was a portfolio of all of her specialties. There were gorgeous silhouettes with swishing mermaid tails and epic trains. Shorter dresses were also on offer for the contemporary bride. Lace gowns were further embellished with contrasting lace piecing as appliques. Delicate pearls and jewels were embroidered with shredded chiffon flowers. She used a range of bridal colors like blush, ivory, white, taupe and champagne.”
The review went on to say: “The showstopper was the final look of the runway. Based on reports of other bridal week shows, this would be the “Elsa” dress. It was seemingly communicated to all bridal designers that the hottest look next year would be the signature look from Disney’s “Frozen”. Designers interpreted this into pale blue glittery gowns, dresses with sheer capes, etc. For Karen Sabag, she paired a heavily beaded fishtail gown with a cap sleeved organza coat that billowed out like a cape. “
Whether you’re the ice queen of Versailles or just want to warm up the aisle, you would find something in Karen Sabag’s 2015 bridal collection for everyone.
Karen Sabag caters to the affluent bride who usually purchases more than one gown for her wedding.
For more about Karen Sabag and her magnificent gowns visit one of her two store locations:
1685-87 Northern Blvd
337 Avenue U
Or visit her website at: http://www.karensabagcouture.com/