Daalarna Couture is known for its modern and unique designs made to the highest standards with a focus on showcasing women’s femininity and timeless elegance. The Budapest-based brand is headed by Anita Benes who is known for expertly combining clean and refined looks with harmonious hues.
The brand’s spectacular spring / summer 2022 collection is named MIRROR. In the collection, head designer Anita Benes presents a collection of exquisite haute couture gowns that capture modern brides, as well as those with the courage to attempt something more daring.
In the MIRROR collection, the classic princess style dresses are further enhanced with the contemporary, sophisticated and delicately feminine style that Daalarna Couture us known for.
A blast from the past, the collection features spectacular design solutions, such as large volumes, detachable trains, and easily convertible dresses. Aristocratic draperies and rich colors (such as gold, different shades of pink, green and purple) dominante the source materials used by the designer, as the intricacy and splendour of the Baroque-Rococo palace are referenced.
Embroideries depicted in the laces used exhibit tendrils, leaves, garlands and 3D features inspired by the wall decorations of the Esterházy Palace.
Adrien Nagy, jewelry designer for Rienne Bride chose these beautiful motifs as inspiration for the Limoges porcelain headpieces in the MIRROR collection. As well as princess-style dresses and classic A-line dresses, the MIRROR collection offers mermaid designs and more restrained minimalistic designs so everyone can find a look that suits them.
Benes who created the collection during the pandemic described the it as an escape from the doom and gloom surrounding the pandemic.
I see us desperately looking for a way out of this current, seemingly hopeless situation. Sometimes we dance on the verge of madness while constantly reinterpreting ourselves, our desires, and our needs.Anita Benes, Chief Designer Daalarna Couture
A master of creating elegant wedding dresses with simple lines and sophisticated details, Anita Benes has a penchant for combining clean and refined looks with unique designs.
Her ability to freely mix traditional dressmaking with the latest trends, emotions and values can be seen in the MIRROR collection.
By flying through into an ideal world with the help of our inner mirror, we can survive the present period in an imagined alternative reality. I did the same while creating the MIRROR collection, for which we took romantic, peacetime campaign photos in one of the most memorable places of my childhood, the Esterházy Palace in Fertőd. As a little girl, I often visited the palace (which is dubbed the Hungarian Versailles) and the surrounding forests because my grandparents lived nearby. In [the] springtime, I picked violets on the road there with my mother and grandmother, and we played hide and seek in the garden. I remember those moments like a fairy tale, and I wanted to evoke that atmosphere with my new collection.Anita Benes, Chief Designer Daalarna Couture
Behind the scenes at the shoot for MIRROR, Daalarna Couture’s spring / summer 2022 collection.
For the bride who wants a wedding dress with an emphasis on femininity and timeless elegance, Daalarna Couture is a great choice. Imagine a room full of alluring fabrics, sophisticated and graceful wedding dresses. There’s no place a bride would rather be than a Daalarna Couture bridal salon.