A reversible wedding gown from Trish Peng’s new Reflections collection. Images supplied.
Top Kiwi bridal designer Trish Peng recently launched her new collection called Reflections which features reversible wedding gown styles all inspired and named after her brides. She debuted the range at her first international show at New York Bridal Week last month with the new reversible gowns an exciting world first.
The designer was inspired to create the collection after one of her brides couldn’t decide whether she wanted a plain dress or a lace dress. The result was to do both – flip it and reverse it! Trish and her team custom-make the reversible gowns which are available in every silhouette with brides able to select their own lace.
“The collection was quite technical to create as no one in the industry has attempted a reversible bridal gown before,” says Trish. “When I couldn’t find a zipper supplier to do reversible zips, only finding chunky sleeping bag zips, I came up with the idea to hand stitch two zips on each side to form a supportive bodice.”
It’s not the first time the designer has made headlines for her wedding dresses, back in 2016, Trish Peng made global news for her show-stopping red gown with a record breaking 25-metre-long train that debuted on the New Zealand Fashion Week runway. The following year she followed it up with a wedding dress design that was made entirely out of fresh flowers and only lived for three hours out of water. 12 different types of flowers were used to create the fragrant dress which was a highlight of the NZ Weddings magazine show at NZFW 2017.
Trish Peng’s reversible wedding dress collection is available from her Auckland boutique, Bride & Winter in Dunedin and selected stockists across New Zealand.