The Anne Barge Spring 2023 collection was inspired by the beauty and enchantment of an English garden, bursting with flowers and the promise of a joyous new season.
“I envisioned a bride in one of these lush topiary gardens, beneath a trellis of roses, looking breathtaking,” said Shawne Jacobs, the creative director of Anne Barge.
“ I thought of floral appliqués, flowing trains, bare shoulders, and pops of soft color. I wanted to capture the essence of natural beauty.” The collection combines fresh simplicity with a romantic femininity to create looks that are both timeless and modern.
Among this season’s favorite silhouette is a slender column with a flowing, detachable train that evokes visions of the gamine elegance of Audrey Hepburn’s unforgettable “Sabrina” gown.
The variations range from an understated strapless sheath in lustrous Mikado silk with a matching detachable train to a glamorous, long-sleeve floral embroidered column with a dramatic taffeta train.
In keeping with the Anne Barge vision of flower-filled weddings for summer nights or spring afternoons, the collection features a profusion of charming designs: cloud-like strapless ball gowns, airy skirts, accented décolleté, trumpet sheaths, and of course — a touch of color in a blush silk corset gown with a bow belt.