Designer Austin Scarlett has captivated the world since his appearance on season 1 of “Project Runway,” when the design contest was on Bravo. With a background in theatre and costume design, Scarlett’s range spans the likes of red carpet ready to avant-garde runway. Since 2012, Austin Scarlett has brought his theatrical touch to the world of bridal couture. Madame Figaro Magazine has described his work as “technically innovative and esthetically sublime,” while Elle Magazine believes it is “worthy of a goddess.”
A taste of Scarlett’s design philosophy is offered in this quote on his website, “A wedding dress is the expression of a woman’s unique beauty at her most treasured moment.”
It’s all about that instant on a woman’s Big Day when all eyes are on her.
Scarlett brings his most popular designs and the Fall 2015 collection to Baton Rouge’s I Do Bridal Couture. By appointment only, meet the designer and have the opportunity to be styled in an original Austin Scarlett by the man himself.
Today’s designer of the week title will be given to Scarlett and we are bringing the readers of the LTEC blog our favorite picks.
Fittingly, the first of our favorite looks is the Magnolia gown. This flowing number is adorned in delicately scattered beading on the v-neck, lace bodice. The tulle fabric adds seamless whimsy to the A-line silhouette.
Next up is the Savannah gown. This beauty offers a modern take on the Southern bell wedding look. The Savannah is a silk satin organza column gown accented with horsehair wave detailing atop a tulle overlay.
Theatrics and drama are on display in the Augusta gown and the detailing is evident from top to bottom. The Augusta is an off-the-shoulder, silk Faille dropped waist ballgown heightened with a dramatic, sculpted ruffle train.
The Tara gown was recently featured on I Do Bridal Couture’s Instagram page. This beauty will definitely give a bride a modern twist to her princess moment. Tulle ballgown with a sweetheart neckline, natural waist and Silk Duchess Satin, hand-rolled bias applique on the skirt.
This final gown recently turned cover-gown. Brides Magazine put the Austin Scarlett Gentry its February/March 2015 cover. The gown is a strapless, Silk Radzmir column gown with a sculptured origami bow accent.