Âme Soeur is the French word for soulmate and the inspiration behind Watters' Fall 2018 collection. The line-up featured kitsch love motifs such as an "Adore" headpiece, a heart clutch, and a red sequin heart embroidered gown. But behind all the gimmicks, there were some effortless lace gowns that were youthful and fresh.
For fall 2018, Willowby by Watters’ “Folklore” collection was inspired by the merging cultures around the world. The gowns had a youthful and flirty bohemian vibe with rich embroideries and beading that were inspired by Eastern European pottery, Mexican murals, and Polish paper-cut works. This free-spirited collection infused shots of colorful embroideries that had a charmingly unexpected twist.
Inspired by the magical moment a groom first sees his bride walking down the aisle, the Wtoo by Watters Fall 2018 collection was filled with fanciful romance. The designers looked to classical Shakespearean love stories for inspiration, which translated into romantic floral embroideries on effortless gowns. For the unconventional bride, the collection offered a long coat paired over a lace top and slim trouser as well as a black-and-white plaid strapless gown.
See these styles and more in the slideshow above! For more wedding gown inspiration, view additional collections from bridal fashion week here. Also, be sure to check out our extensive photo galleries, which feature images of the wedding gowns chosen by real brides.
Photos by Masato Onoda