Day 4 of NYFW, after viewing the collections on the runway, I stumbled upon a presentation of bridal couture. Yumi Katsura, one of Japan’s prolific international designers announced the unveiling of its retrospective exhibit “Requiem To A Reality: A Met Ball Preview” Manus v.s Machine at the Gotham Hall in New York City on February 14, 2016. The avant-garde collection was inspired by the theme of the upcoming Met Ball. Specializing in bridal fashion, Katsura’s wedding gowns are considered as modern masterpieces, denoting the essence of modern classic and creativity; truly an art of couture.

This gown was crafted with recycled bottles.

Octavia” dress is heavy metal; handcrafted in molten brass

Anastasia” gown crafted in rich hand dyed luxurious silk brocade and spun in 24 karat gold threading

Kimono style gown with featured traditional Japanese landscapes

Adorned with 1,000 butterflies made from 50,000 fish scales. The scales were collected from 1,800 sea breams, which were cleaned, deodorized and colored

This unique gown, handcrafted in 100% bamboo

Venus” gown made with 100% organic pearls and crystal beading.

Which gown or dress took your breath away? Thanks for reading!