Hermione de Paula’s horticulture exploration of haute bridal
Fabled for the unparalleled artistry of her textural masterpieces, Hermione de Paula’s couture bridalwear carries the same technical excellence as that of a Renaissance artist.
Realised through a complex nexus of technique (likely acquired during her appointments at Dior Couture and Alexander McQueen), Hermione de Paula’s creations are hand-crafted and often personalised — threading together the tale of one’s past, present and future.
For her latest collection, Virēre, Hermione de Paula is the gardener of another blooming and brilliant crop.
As though it were a textural trellis, Virēre is defined by the botanical needlework which cultivates throughout — with dimensional roses and appliquéd florets appearing in a dreamy halation of softened ivory, blushed cream and dusted pink.
"Drawing aesthetic comparison to the intricacies of a Botticelli painting, Virēre is like folklore to the bridalwear landscape. And whilst her astute craftsmanship will unlikely lead to Hermione de Paula pricking a finger on a golden spire, it doesn’t render her fairytale designs any less fantastical."
With standouts including a sweeping column gown with a dimensional ruffled train, a mini dress with Rubenesque volumes of tulle, and a full-bodied tiered design, Hermione de Paula displays an inspired rhythm of graceful contrast and heavenly proportions.