Imagine a space, filled with the warmth of the sun radiating through windows onto white walls, bringing dreamy wedding gowns and couture to life. In the heart of the city, Bo & Luca is situated in Cape Town’s St. Georges Mall and here, magic is made. DECO had the pleasure of sharing in the beauty…
An elegant private salon show, hosted by Bo & Luca, showcased some of its most beautiful collections namely, Bohindi, West Azur, Libertas and Cassiopeia, and insiders to the wedding industry had the opportunity to share in the conversation between owner and founder, Shannon Pittman and iconic salonnière Jackie Burger from Salon 58.
Jackie commented on the ‘resurgence of feminity’ and how the casualness of it in bridal wear is very visible – a definite trend of lace gowns with a soft flowing touch, deep V’s, as well as floral fabrics and embroidery.
Four themes highlight different styles that speak to each bride:
Rustic Country Romance
Bo & Luca accentuates bohemian chic with a definite elegant authenticity. With relaxed, but luxurious details, these gowns are timeless in every form. What characterises her gowns are the unique and fine details of silk, whether it is crepe, georgette or chiffon, Pittman source her textiles from all over the world, and personally liases with Indian artisans, since most of the beading and embroidery is done by hand. The skills and passion, handed down from generation to generation, result in exquisite heirloom gowns being made.
English Garden Glamour
‘Since opening their first studio outside Australia in Cape Town just over a year ago, creative director Shannon Pittman and her team have been delighting South African brides and lovers of couture alike with gowns that combine old-world quality and craftsmanship with contemporary easy-wearing elegance as suited to walking down the aisle as it is for making an entrance at an informal gathering.’
– Jenna McArthur PR
Intimate Beach Chic Soirée
After travelling frequently in her twenties, and spending most of her years growing up in Dubai, she became mesmerised by the work of an Indian tailor, and he taught her ‘the art of free draping’. The emphasis lie on fitting a garment to the shape of a woman’s body and not only following a pattern. This being said, Bo & Luca came to life in Brisbane, Australia, in 2012.
All images by Kate Mcluckie
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