By Daniela Degrassi



Established in Italy in 1951, Max Mara has since then delighted its admirers with a clean minimalist esthetic. This transpires once more in their new Fall Bridal Collection! And what we need to be thrilled about, is that the whole collection is vegan-friendly! Let’s unveil the looks:

Tulle Dress Long tulle dress with a soft, flared fit. The long-sleeved bodice, lined in crepe de chine, is embellished with hand stitched ombre embroidery that frames the neckline. Skirt lined in organza and cotton to add volume to the silhouette. Teardrop fastening with small button and invisible zip on the back.  Fabric: 100% nylon; Lining: 100% cotton.

Cinque  Sleeveless tulle dress with a fluid shape embellished with charleston-inspired embroidery, tone-on-tone corals and sequin fringing. The dress has a slightly wide round neck at the front with a deep neckline at the back. It comes with a matching envers satin slip. Fabric 100% nylon; Petticoat : 73% acetate, 27% viscose.

Ravenna Short sheath dress made of embroidered tulle with a 3D effect. The 1960s inspired silhouette has a subtly flared shape with a slightly wide neck, finished with tone-on-tone piping and three-quarter length sleeves in transparent tulle. Envers satin lining. Invisible zip fastening on the back. Fabric: 100% nylon; Embroidery: 64% cotton, 19% viscose, 17% polyester; Lining in: 73% acetate, 27% viscose.

Galatea Powder Couture dress in powder-pink tulle embellished by all-over bead and sequin embroidery with soft, draped neckline at the back. The siren shape is emphasized by the dégradé feather motif that enhances the hem. Matching slip in the same color. Small button fastening at the side. Fabric 100% nylon; Lining: 100% nylon; Trimming thread: 100% polyester; Petticoat : Fabric 100% polyester; Lining: 100% polyester.

Clori Trompe l’oeil dress with romantic look. The top with relaxed fit is offset at the back and made of tulle with raised floral embroidery and is embellished by small embroidered flowers on the shoulder straps. The wide skirt is made with a double layer of tulle and organza that gives the dress a light, airy look. 100% cotton lining. Invisible zip fastening at the back. Fabric: 100% nylon; Lining: 100% cotton; Embroidery: 100% viscose.

Bambu Latte-colour bustier dress in radzmir with slightly flared wide skirt and grosgrain fabric waist belt with built bow. Hip pockets and the pure, minimalist lines uncover a modern romanticism completed by couture features. Fabric: 64% polyester, 36% cotton; Lining: 70% acetate, 30% cupro.

Ikeya Bustier top in double white satin, featuring heart-shaped neckline with built cups and wide, adjustable shoulder straps in grosgrain fabric. 100% cotton lining. Invisible zip fastening at the back. Fabric: 56% viscose, 44% acetate; Lining: 100% cotton.

Azione Silk-white cady blazer with satin lapels and jet pockets. The unique construction at the back gives a close-fitting, feminine shape. The sleeves are characterized by small slits at the hem and elegant cufflink rhinestone buttons. Silk blend lining. Single fabric-covered button fastening. Fabric: 70% triacetate, 30% polyester; Lining: 100% viscose. Cady tuxedo trousers, slightly flared at the base, with tone-on-tone satin side band. Invisible side zip fastening. Fabric: 70% triacetate, 30% polyester.

Gelso Milk-coloured double sablé jumpsuit with square neck, wide shoulders and palazzo trousers with relaxed styling. Fabric: 92% polyester, 8% elastane; Lining: 100% cotton.

The Bambu, Azione and Gelso are my favorites. I just can’t decide between the three looks! What’s your pick? Happy shopping!!



An incurable enthusiast and independent spirit since she could remember (her childhood heroines were Pippi Longstockings and Katharine Hepburn) Daniela Degrassi found her creative outlet as a lifestyle photographer, working mainly in Northern California. Currently splitting her time between SF Bay Area and her native Italy to continue to be her autistic sister’s primary caregiver. Vegan since 2014, she found a perfect way to carry her message of compassion while celebrating her love for the wedding industry launching The Kind Bride in February 2018.



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