Fashion designer Rita Vinieris presented her Rita Vinieris Spring 2015 bridal collection fashion show on April 11, 2014 at Center 548; located at 548 West 22 Street in New York City, during New York Bridal Fashion Week. The collection of sixteen bridal gowns featured the designers creative use of photograms combined with 3-D printing technology. A photogram is a photographic image made without a camera by placing objects directly onto the surface of a light-sensitive material such as photographic paper and then exposing it to light. The collection is innovative as well as pretty.
The first look in the runway show was of a photogram hand beaded gown on tulle, layered over chiffon, and silk charmeuse. A transparent bodice underneath white details give an almost nude appearance. The patters are very pretty. Another impressive wedding dress was a 3-D photogram plisse gown of organza, tulle and leather. Geometric patterns consisting of rows of parallel lines made this dress stand out. A third gown that was noteworthy was the 3-D floral photogram beading on tulle fluted gown. It has a slim, close-fitting bodice with sparkling flower patterns, and skirt that begins to spread out at the knees.
A silk tissue organza spiraling ball gown with 3-D floral crystal photogram embroidery on a multi-layered soft diaphanous skirt was the closer for the show. This gown had the hallmarks of a traditional wedding dress, with a big, flowing skirt, and a lots of crystals that dazzled the eye. To paraphrase Ms. Vinieris, "This collection combines photogram, with today's 3-D printing technology. I think the results is both modern and timeless".
Ms. Vinieris also states "In this era of smartphones and selfies, I have become obsessed with how we saved our precious memories without the use of a camera". For the close of the fashion show, models lined up on the runway, then each grabbed a member from the audience, posed, and captured selfie images with the guest. Everyone was completely surprised by the rare interaction at a fashion show. Quickly, just about everyone posed with the models for selfie images they could post on social media. Click on link to view the full Rita Vinieris Spring 2015 bridal collection.