The $20K Wedding Dress That Lasted Just Three Days!

The New Zealand Weddings Show at Fashion Week was bloomin' inspiring! 

  • Photography by Norrie Montgomery & supplied

LA-based Kiwi Designer Trish Peng has done it again.

Just twelve months after she made headlines with her 20-metre long wedding dress train , she has brought more creative romance to the New Zealand Fashion Week runway.

At the popular New Zealand Weddings Show, Trish presented a signature style off-the-shoulder silhouette to hundreds of fashion media and to be brides.

The dress was embellished with fresh flowers – many, many fresh flowers.

Tiny white blooms contoured a close-­fitting bodice, then cascaded into dramatically large blush and pale pink flowers at the train, entwined with rose gold foliage.

“Flowers in all their feminine forms have inspired my latest collection,” says Trish.

“For me, this gown is the ultimate expression of bridal beauty.

The dress cost an estimated $20,000 to create and is the result of a collaboration between Trish and the National Flower Promotion Group

( NFPG )who promote and proudly celebrate locally NZ grown, high quality flowers and foliage.

Senior floristry students from the Manukau Institute of Technology spent more than five hours working with Trish to bring her vision alive.

The gown features 12 different types of flowers, including carnations, hellebores, roses, chrysanthemums, and is a New Zealand first.

“This collaboration with NFPG and Manukau Institute of Technology recognises the importance of supporting domestic production, and highlights the extraordinary wealth of talent within the New Zealand fashion and floristry industries,” says NFPG Marketing Manager, Rebecca Jones.

It is a brief, tantalising glimpse of beauty, the dress only existed for three days out of water.


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