Hispanic designer blends modernity and tradition in wedding dresses

New York, Apr 23 (EFE).- Venezuelan Angel Sanchez presented his new bridal collection that blends modernity and tradition and is characterized by low necklines in the back, asymmetrical cuts, lace details, and is romantic above all.

A year after his last bridal collection, Sanchez brought to the runway 24 elaborately feminine gowns - one of the most extensive fashion shows he has yet presented for weddings - aimed at pleasing women's differing tastes, from straight slim styles to billowing skirts accenting the trim waist, with structural elements influenced by his architectural background, decorative pleats over the bust, ribbons and the traditional wedding dress train.

Soft and sensual for the wedding day are the silk gauze, crepe, lace and organza embroidered with flower designs he used to subtly cover the plunging necklines and backs bared halfway down or more.

"I've decided to show wedding dresses once a year in order to mature my presentation. This collection has variations of my work; it has the architectural element but also femininity, which interests me a lot because I like a woman to look beautiful," Sanchez said.

Sanchez, based in New York since 1997, said that his necklines are sexy but discreet and romantic, and "that they will never look vulgar," because the idea is "to be sexy without being obvious."

"What unifies this collection is the ethereal, because for me wedding dresses must be light and airy. For me the ethereal is romantic," Sanchez, one of the most famous Latinos in the New York fashion world, said.