Daalarna Couture 2016 FLOWER Collection 

Anita Benes’ latest collection was inspired by the impressionist paintings of Claude Monet. Nature comes alive on the gowns, with cherry blossoms, roses, and of course, Monet’s water lilies springing to life on the ethereal designs. The embroidery of the lace echoes spring owers, owing on silk organza in the softest of hues and embellished with Swarovski pearls. Soft tulle, silk chion skirts, and French Chantilly lace combine to create a water-colored vision of feminine sophistication.

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This vintage look is draped in exquisite lace with Swarovski pearl embellishments along the neckline. The mermaid cut and ivory satin belt highlight the waistline, leading into an elegant train.

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This delicate gown features an ivory lace bodice and softly draped silk georgette skirt. The column of small button closures give a timeless look to the sheer lacey back.

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A contemporary geometric lace is expertly embellished with pearls that shimmer down the plunging scalloped neckline. A satin ribbon enhances the waist and introduces the ethereal layers of the soft tulle skirt.

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Sheer illusion lines the bodice with handcrafted lace appliqué details down to the mid-thigh. The mermaid cut gown ends in a dramatic tulle train.

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The sheerest shadow of cherry blossoms envelop this silk organza ballgown from halter neck to open back. An ivory organza bow and powder pink, silk velvet belt provide romantic details.

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This signature blush silk organza gown features an artistic pastel floral print. The built-in corset and powder pink, silk velvet ribbon highlight the waistline in this ballgown silhouette.

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This brightly colored silk organza halter neck gown features a feminine side bow. Softly draped, this unique piece is inspired by a floral themed aquarelle painting.

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The original ombre floral print brings a painterly touch to this silk organza gown. The built-in corset enhances the figure, as does the ruched top and full ballgown skirt with train.

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This mermaid-style lace gown features a scalloped-edged front neckline and an illusion back with button closures. The handcrafted lace appliqué details flow all the way to the subtle train.