It’s no surprise that bridal wear has always been part of 16Arlington’s master plan. Since entering the London fashion scene in 2017, the Good-Time brand has seen some say “I do” in their exuberant feather designs that sing of romance and the after-work atmosphere at the same time. Now that the trend towards micro-weddings is not waning, founders Federica Cavenati and Marco Capaldo are launching a wedding capsule especially for outgoing brides, where charisma takes precedence over convention.

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The starting point for the 20-part edition, available now on 16arlington.co.uk and Matchesfashion.com starting June 7th, was “What will the 16Arlington bride have the most fun with?” Explains Cavenati. “We design for parties and this is the party of your life.” Accordingly, the dance floor was just as important as the service, where the couple landed on flowing shapes in shimmering sequins and milky double duchess satin that move and take photos wonderfully. Separates – from the elegant three-piece suit to the flirtatious spaghetti strap camis – also steers the stereotypical bridal look in favor of something meaningful.

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On the mood board – a veritable “dream landscape” – Yoko Ono sits next to Mia Farrow as a perfect example of “icons who have approached wedding outfits with one twist,” says Cavenati, who loves Ono to redesign her white mini dress and knee socks wore socks after her big day. For Capaldo, because of the sheer power of the character, he added images of Sharon Stone in Basic Instinct. “Men were intrigued by her, so we embraced it,” he explains.

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In fact, the 16Arlington wedding dresses have a look-at-me quality that one would expect no less from the duo. Encouraged by Matchesfashion.com’s global fashion executive Natalie Kingham to step up the glamor, the couple hit a sweet spot between seductive bridal wear (think ’90s knickers that would make Kate Moss turn heads) and ultra-feminine breakups to partying long after the wedding hangover wears off . The lookbook – with “an ambiguous cast of four girls who could be lovers, best friends or sisters” – is intended to give brides the feeling that they can wear anything they want on their big day. The price is similarly appealing. “We wanted it to be very inclusive in the truest sense of the word,” says Capaldo.

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Watching 16 Arlington girls walk down the aisle in their stunning silhouettes was a “voice of confidence” for the couple. “It’s a great honor,” continues Capaldo, who looks forward to welcoming brides to the studio to create bespoke pieces in addition to tailoring the new designs. “That is important to us,” rings Cavenati.

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