I have recently been introduced to the enchanting world of Dany Atrache Couture, a place where dream gowns are woven into reality, with just a sprinkling of fairy dust. The French Lebanese designer credits his previous work experience to the house of Dior and other Parisian ateliers, before embarking upon his own fruitful career in couture during the early 2000's.

For Spring 2013, Atrache's lavish designs begin with floaty feminine silhouettes, shaded in with the candied contents of a box of LadurĂ©e macaroons. The sweetness of rose petal pink and lavender, the richness of praline cream and caramel, brazen black licorice, the freshness of lemon and mint, and the tang of raspberry. 

These beautifully constructed shapes have been showered with meticulous detail. It's evident that endless hours of thought has been put into every bead, every frill and each intricate inch of embroidery. Floor sweeping tulle ballgowns are given a modern appeal by way of chic leather and metallic belts. I loved Dany's innovative caped and bejeweled necklines. Here is a glance into the exquisite creations from Dany Atrache's Spring 2013 collection.

Set 1.                                                     

Set 2.

Set 3.

Set 4.

Set 5.

Set 6.

Set 7.

I hope that we see each of these glorious gowns make their way across the gulf and onto the Hollywood red carpet. I loved the cerise and nude tulle dress in Set 1, the frosted pink gown with embroidered cape from the second set, and the three minted green frocks above. 

Could you pick a favourite?

*All images sourced from www.danyatrache.com


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