Introducing “Athena” – the Fall/Winter 2020 pre-collection by Alon Livné White. As its name suggests, this collection was inspired by the Greek goddess Athena who, in Greek mythology, is the goddess of wisdom, courage, inspiration, crafts, and skill. These characteristics align with those Alon Livné himself sees in today’s women; she is a confident self-thinker with the power to choose her own style, be it strong, flirty, delicate, sensual, or a combination of everything. She decides her own formula of beauty and wears a bridal gown as unique as she is.
The Athena pre-collection is a display of “perfectly-matching contradictions” in the form of metallic buckle details, softened by glamorous rhinestones and delicate lace. Hand-beaded fabrics and contemporary silhouettes also add an artistic finish to the traditional wedding dress.
Billowing off-shoulder cuts appear undone in the most romantic way, while sculpted gatherings of the “Athena” gown curve throughout the bodice and skirt. For a sleeker and more streamlined look, the “Andrea” gown is comprised of a corset top, semi-sheer sleeves, and all-over chiffon draping.
Alluding to the recent popularity of puffed sleeves, the “Cassie” gown is a modern classic – especially with a pair of full-length bridal gloves. The wrap sleeves are complemented by gorgeous draping details along the corset, creating a beautifully balanced effect.
For the bold and seductive bride, Alon Livné White’s “Noelle” gown is as romantic and feminine as it is unapologetically sensual. A definite showstopper in the Athena pre-collection, this dress showcases a nude-illusion corset with crystal-studded seams, off-shoulder wrap sleeves, and a satin-look skirt with a thigh-high slit. It practically begs to be worn during an oceanfront wedding in an exotic location like Malta or the Azores. Destination brides in vibrant cities like Miami and Los Angeles may also choose to use the Noelle dress as a second bridal look during their reception or afterparty.
Alternatively, the “Alicia” gown is simply stunning for today’s fairytale brides. The roomy off-shoulder neckline, coupled with a sweeping skirt, is a bridal look that will be as stylish and relevant in twenty years as it is now.