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The way a wedding dress looks visually is vitally important but more important is how it feels. Or to be more specific how it makes the bride feel. Every bride deserves that one special day where she can indulge every fashion fantasy she’s ever had into one opulent luxurious dress. That dress needs to have a life of its own so that it can truly embody the bride and her energy on that one exceptional day. The raw emotion she feels should be transferable into falling movement of the fabric. It should represent her dreams coming true whether they are reserved and elegant or lavish and extravagant.
Sanyukta Shrestha has captured this sentiment in one of the more adventurous dresses of her Wallis Simpson inspired 2013 bridal collection. The Milca dress has used innovative and ground-breaking new technology in fabric design to be made predominantly out of milk. Although milk fibres have been used before in fashion design it is the first time it has been used in bridal making it an exciting exclusive for the industry.
The Milca dress is made of a by-product of milk, a combination of skimmed milk fibres and modal that is blended together to create a stunning new silk like material. Essential a recycling process it takes the waste products of skimmed milk and uses them to create a renewed energy that reflects its natural source. With similar properties to human skin it contains seventeen amino acids and natural anti-bacterial properties meaning it is very healthy for skin as well as being comfortable. The fabrics made from milk fibre are also biodegradable meaning that ecologically they are good for the planet as well.
Inspired by an era when women were becoming more active with fashion, making and remaking their own clothes Milca is set to be an excellent example of stunning design and ethical values. Milca embodies the true style of 1930’s that had moved on from the flapper look of the 20s to a more sophisticated, sleek and finished look. Infused with this and a touch of Hollywood glamour Milca is a timeless gown of real bridal beauty.
Milca is not only effortless in design but also a good personal choice for brides for many different other reasons. The use of a natural substance for the fabric means that she is comfortable because the fabric is made up of protein. The hydrating and nourishing properties of milk are transferred into the fabric and are light and soft on the skin meaning Milca feels like the ultimate luxury to wear. With anti-bacterial properties the gown also ensures a fresh feeling for brides all day long.
Milca has the bonus of containing many of the characteristics of milk, the material is iridescent in an indescribable way and falls to the floor to create a liquid pool of beauty. The unique texture of the fabric follows the elegant shape of the female figure leaving every bride with the perfect silhouette. Hand embroidered and fastened with a Prince of Wales feature brooch that cinches in the waist, Milca drapes beautifully to create a romantic aroma that evokes feelings of a time when women were the heightened of feminine, femininity was sensuality and great style was timeless.
To read more about eco fabrics see our post on Bamboo here.
Wedding Dress: Milca
Collection: Spring Summer 2013
Fabric: Milk and Hemp Silk
Embroidery detail: Prince of Wales Brooch
Made : Hand made in Nepal