The NEFERTITI Charmeuse Bridal Wedding Dress
Tired of the same old styles for wedding dresses that resemble a cream puff, an architectural mistake, or something your grandmother wore a century ago. Our charmeuse wedding fashions are unique, versatile, and tailored to your particular needs. This couture original is Amarna Period Egypt inspired, but not a slavishly copied period piece.
This NEFERTITI design is inspired by the see through sensual gauzy garments that were the hallmark of Egypt's golden age, modernized with our own charmeuse fabric. Shangri-La has created the ultimate expression of "queen for a day"!
Italian trained Chinese designer You Min uses silk devore fabric, a rayon pile velvet burnt away with acid printing to leave shadows of silk chiffon amid deep velvet pile, for SHANGRI-LA to now bring this art to the wedding dress! This technique, first invented in France at least a century ago and very fashionable in the "roaring twenties" now makes a striking and avante garde comeback!
Devore literally means "to devour" in French. The process uses a chemical gel that eats away (dissolves) cellulose plant fibers (such as cotton, linen, raime, rayon, and viscose) without harming the non-plant silk fibers, that make our wedding dresses so comfortable that you will want to wear it for the rest of your life!
You may enjoy the modern avante garde flair of the semi-transparent charmeuse fabric or we will gladly provide a lining in a complimentary fabric. For orders contact us at Shangri-La, 607-272-6156. The details are always up to you!