Vancouver-based Truvelle launched their 2017 collection today, featuring a more flirtatious combination of plunging necklines and backless gowns. Creative director Gaby Bayona wanted to pay homage to the neighbourhood in which Truvelle began, naming the gowns after the namesake streets of Gastown.
The palette branches out from the classic white and ivory, with warm sandy hues and cool blues. And while the designs feature modern cuts and geometric shapes, they're balanced by classic bodices and elegant styling.
The Carrall Gown: Featuring a Spanish-designed lace with smooth, brush-stroke patterns, the Carrall dress is artfully designed. A deep-V bodice is met with criss-crossed taupe satin, which continues onto the gown’s noteworthy back. A flowing off-white chiffon skirt is lined with a warm taupe material, adding depth and contrast.
The Cambie Gown: An off-white gown made with hand-beaded French lace featuring eyelash detailing. This dress has frame-flattering cap sleeves, a deep neckline, and a striking open back. The front bodice is partially lined in satin, adding to the refined feel of the gown.
The Powell Gown: Powell showcases Truvelle’s first bustier-style top. The bodice features a delicate cream lace, eyelash detailing and carefully hand-ruched pearl chiffon overtop. The skirt utilizes layered squares in the same pearl chiffon over our signature skirt, adding to the gown’s textures.
The Hamilton Gown: Hamilton features a plunging neckline, low back and geometrically placed double spaghetti straps. The fabric contains a unique water-resistant layer underneath its lace pattern, adding functionality & style for our wet Vancouver days. This gown’s skirt includes a layer of horsehair crinoline for added fullness.
The Abbott Gown: Abbott combines our favourites from past collections. It features the flattering deep-V bodice of our Carolina (Truvelle 2016), the soft cotton lace of our Taylor gown (Truvelle 2015), and the eye catching skirt style of the Sierra gown (Truvelle 2015). The gown features a lace-up back, pearl chiffon, and a very full lace bottom with a 60" long train.
The Columbia Gown: Columbia has glistening white sequins that are formed into tiny burst patterns. The back is extra low, dipping below the waist line into a full chiffon skirt. Two grosgrain straps wrap around the body twice for a unique and fun look. The skirt features off-white chiffon squares layered for an angelic flowing effect.
The Cordova Gown: Cordova features our pearl chiffon ruched to perfection across the entire bodice and Rivington lace (from Truvelle’s veil collection) placed delicately across the bodice. The lace is carried down across the slit in the skirt. This gown features spaghetti straps and a lace-up back.
The Georgia Gown: This strapless gown features a compelling 3D botanical pattern, placed over silk organza fabric. The lace-up back melts into a pearl chiffon skirt, which has a layer of horsehair crinoline for a fuller silhouette. Georgia is Truvelle’s interpretation of the classic ball gown.