Here come the brides - in all their Oscar glory

PUBLISHED : Monday, 02 July, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 02 July, 2012, 12:00am


New York-based high fashion brand Oscar de la Renta's director of global bridal sales, Shanna Chaityn, visited Hong Kong for the first time last week to help brides find their perfect dress for the big day.

'I get asked all the time what a perfect dress should be, but honestly, it should be the dress the bride selects,' she said. 'It's up to them to choose what to wear on their red carpet moment.'

Chaityn hosted a three-day trunk show in Central's Trinity Bridal boutique to launch Oscar de la Renta's spring 2013 bridal collection, which for the first time features a collection for flower boys and girls.

'This is as close to couture as you can get within a budget,' she said of the bridal collection launched in 2006.

The dresses can be altered and delivered within months.

'Some hand-beaded details and embroidery take up to 400 hours for veteran craftsmen to complete,' she said. 'Everybody has their own idea of what their wedding day should be and what they want to wear. You have to keep their options open. Some brides might come in the boutique looking for a ball gown without noticing that a fitted version would be more flattering.'

The Trinity Bridal boutique in W Place in Wyndham Street, was set up by former banker Cecile Chen and former lawyer Jessica Lee.