Thanks to Merle, who sent me info on this amazing designer.
Raimon Bundo is a bridal fashion company, and boy, is their work amazing. Well, most of the work I admire the most seems to be done by the designer, Ivonne Ruiz. According to the website, in slightly awkward English translation:
"They are pioneers in the use of prints on wedding dresses, which they have been doing for several collections, of which we should highlight the one inspired by the Renaissance (Renacer). His designer Ivonne Ruiz insists on illustrating some of her gowns using images of the various pre-Raphaelite painters, thus invoking the spirit of Romeo and Juliet. This group of painters (1848) were great at evoking antiquity by adopting the techniques and styles of the painters who were predecessors of Raphael."
In a recent fashion show, the influence of the Pre-Raphaelites was inarguable. First there is this gown, sent to me by Merle:
It may be hard to see, (click all pictures to enlarge, as always!!) but the bodice features Waterhouse's Windflowers.
But that's not all. The same fashion show featured a gorgeous backdrop of Burne-Jones' Last Sleep of Arthur in Avalon, seen below:
And the above gown also features what looks to me like a print of Rossetti's The Beloved on the bodice:
And this one looks like Rossetti's A Sea Spell:
The runway also featured gorgeous gowns not screened with images:
And elsewhere on the site, one can see other amazing fabric art gowns featuring Botticelli and other artists:
I also loved the gowns more directly inspired by Art Nouveau jewelry (especially since I just saw the exhibit featured in the last entry). These gowns below look like they could be from a Mucha painting directly:
The grand finale, however, is to view the video that plays on this page. Each gown (and jewelry!) that walks down the runway takes my breath away a little bit more, until I'm positively lightheaded from beauty.
Thank you, Merle, for sharing this dose of incredible gorgeousness with us!!