It’s interesting seeing a runway show come together, from the organized
(and sometimes disorganized) chaos, to the presentation on the catwalk. Designer, Matthew Christopher, was thrilled to reveal his collection at this year’s bridal expo at the Drury Lane Theatre in Chicago.
“I feel very fortunate to be one of the chosen designers to be featured on their exquisite runway,” said Matthew Christopher.
The featured designer was the highlight of the Bridal Expo Chicago, where he unveiled ten pieces of his 2014 collection to an audience of more than 500 brides to be. Though always exciting to unveil new pieces, it is all the more poignant for a designer to present their work to an audience of peers and customers both new and current.
Lavish silk gowns cascaded down the catwalk in flowing capes that accentuated the vintage feel of the show. The Devotion collection featured hints of gold and acutely detailed embroidery throughout. Among the noted niceties of this season’s collection, the use of sheer textiles added style and an unexpected touch of drama. Offering a wide selection of bridal gowns, the classics can always be found in the Matthew Christopher line, but these distinctive pieces are suited for brides who aren’t afraid to be a little daring.
More than just a fashion show, the Bridal Expo is a one-stop shop for brides and their friends and family to mingle with some of the best vendors in the Chicago and Milwaukee area. A smart and attractive event, the expo not only helps relieve the fatigue of event planning, but also provides a chic and interactive environment for couples and bridal groups to gather, taste and partake in activities together.
“The Luxury Bridal Expo really gives the Chicago land brides the ability to see the range of designers that are carried throughout the area.” –Matthew Christopher
Matthew was both humbled and grateful for the opportunity to present his work to such a large and diverse audience. Bridal Expo Chicago’s runway is the largest couture runway show in the region, and to be part of that, was an amazing experience.