‘Runway’ to Retail
By Renee Lee - CTW Features | posted on May 07, 2012 at 8:53am
Former ‘Project Runway’ designer Rami Kashou unveils new bridal collection for Bebe
Bebe stores may be among the destinations for young women in search of classy club wear and trendy office attire, but the California-based retailer also is among the several big-name retailers get into the wedding business, with its recently released bridal collection designed by former “Project Runway” designer Rami Kashou.
The Bebe collection features a dozen bridal looks, ranging from long to short, and feathery to all-out lacey. Dresses range from around $300 for a short, one-shoulder, ruffle-skirt taffeta dress up to $2,500 for a three-quarter-length-sleeve lace dress that reads like an ode to Duchess Catherine Middleton’s royal wedding gown.
The collection also features bridesmaids dresses that range in price from slightly over $100 and topping off under $300. Kashou, a finalist on the fourth season of “Project Runway” who also appeared on “Project Runway: All Stars,” includes a floor-length satin dress and a less formal spring-friendly bright rose colored short dress.
Beyond dresses, the collection features the requisite bridal essentials – jewelry, shoes, lingerie – and classic Bebe rhinestoned shirts and velour tracksuits, updated with wedding-worthy titles like “Bride” and “Bridesmaid.”
The full Bebe bridal collection is available online at bebe.com/bridal, with sample bridal gowns and bridesmaid dresses available to try on by appointment at select stores.