Deep in the heart of Tuscany is the Villa di Geggiano. Its walls are decorated with hand-painted frescos and gorgeous windows, antique furnishings from the 18th-century fill the rooms. It was this villa that inspired the latest collection from Emily Riggs: Nouveau Renaissance. We’ve got an *exclusive* first look at the photos by Corbin Gurkin!!
Emily designed intricately detailed dresses using only haute couture fabrics, such as hand beaded laces and embroidered tulles. She tells us I made all the gowns to go with the Italian frescos and the overall mood in the villa. The Italian villa is absolutely astonishing and provided the perfect backdrop for these meticulous creations! All the gowns + veils were created in Emily’s Portland Oregon atelier and are available for purchase on her website.
Serious WOAH, right? The Carrara gown floats and drapes like you’re dancing on a cloud…
Made using exquisite hand beaded Chantilly lace with sequins, beads and layers of silk taffeta organza, silk chiffon georgette and soft ivory tulle… The Carrara is simply exquisite.
Meet the Verona gown and all of its floral embroidered lace goodness.
All the *heart eyes* for this Castellina dress!
Holy smokes… Those antique roses in the bouquet, complemented by the muted tones of the gown!
Federica Beni styled + coordinated the whole lookbook perfect, don’t you think?
The Matera gown features gold lace + gold Italian silk taffeta organza.
Stunning, exquisite, gorgeous, radiant, beautiful… The Nouveau Renaissance collection is just too good, right?! Which ones were your fave? Let us know in the comments below!
photography: Corbin Gurkin // florals: Nicolette Camille // hair stylist: Lara Navarrini // makeup artist: Lara Navarrini // dresses: Emily Riggs // styling: Federica Beni // event coordination: Federica Beni