For any bride-to-be who loves lace, the 2019 Royal Romance Collection by Olga Yermoloff is a dream come true. As the founder of Amsterdam-born brand, Olvi’s, Olga’s designs have come to be synonymous with femininity and a global fashion aesthetic – not to mention, the use of sumptuous, stretch French lace. Olga shares more with us about her latest bridal collection and what inspires her as a designer:
GO: What is your favorite dress in this collection and why?
A: For me, it is difficult to choose which style is my favorite from the collection. When I design a new collection, I involve my imagination and add something special to each dress. Yet if I have to choose, it would be style OY9129. This style is a symbol of femininity we want to portray in women – sexy yet elegant, revealing but with subtle hints of skin.
GO: What did you like about designing this collection?
A: I enjoyed combining new elements and concepts. In this collection, we have so many details and I think beauty is hidden exactly in these details like beading, petite florals, appliques, and Swarovski crystals. You can see the different fabrics, Olvi’s lace, tulles, and chiffon combined with feathers and other precious elements.
GO: Where did you draw inspiration from for this season?
A: I wanted this collection to preserve our signature Olvi’s style with our French Lace while adding some casual elegance. We have short bridal dresses and items like jumpsuits and leather boleros, which give this contemporary feel. We always have femininity as a cornerstone in our collections, then everything is designed around this concept.
GO: What trends are you looking forward to seeing on brides?
A: What I would like to see becoming a trend amongst brides is comfort. With our designs, I want to offer brides not only the feeling of ultimate femininity, but also the feeling of comfort on such a special day. An important quality of our signature French Lace is the luxurious, elegant yet very comfortable feel. Feeling confident and comfortable in what you wear creates a visible difference in how you look. Definitely, comfortable elegance should be a trend amongst brides.
GO: Do you offer custom designs?
A: One thing I want to give brides is a way to express their personal style; and despite not having a custom design option, we personalize our styles to a high extent. I can say that we offer highly personalized service where you can alter the styles to your wishes and bring your vision to life. While giving the freedom to make alterations on our designs, I still like that we keep the essence of our creations because this way we preserve the unique Olvi’s look and feel!
GO: Who and what inspires you as a designer?
A: I have always been a dreamer and I think one of the most important parts of designing and being a designer is the imagination – dreaming and putting this into reality. I draw inspiration from many things. Sometimes it’s my surroundings and the women I create my designs for. The most satisfying moment is when I see the happiness of a bride when she puts on one of our designs.
GO: Who is your fashion icon?
A: To me, the answer to this question is very personal. To this day, my biggest style inspiration and icon is my mom. I recall my childhood when I would watch her sew, create her own designs, and combine her outfits. I was always so inspired and amused. Thanks to her, I developed this passion and vision. I can proudly say that even now, she takes good care of her looks and always dresses beautifully to the smallest detail!