Thursday January 20, 2011
Wedding Dress Designer Profile: Janet Nelson Kumar
Since the beginning, Janet Nelson Kumar has stood for ‘Modern Sophistication, Easy Elegance‘. She designs for the bride who desires a modern, elegant and timeless look. “Every bride deserves to look like her best self on her wedding day,” Janet says. “[She should stay] true to herself, [and be] confident that she looks the best version of herself.”
Janet’s love of fashion started early. When she was a young girl she helped her grandmother sew dresses for herself and other family members. For Janet, creating gowns that fit well and flatter many body types is of paramount importance. Each piece handmade in New York City using beautiful silks, luxurious laces, couture techniques and quality workmanship. Choosing to produce everything in NYC allows Janet to oversee and control the entire production process. Janet and her team put their creative energies into each design to make sure each gown is a jewel.
This season’s collection was based on the idea of ‘lightness’ and volume without weight. Nearly every dress uses multiple layers of sheer fabrics to create the opacity, but overall the gowns are light and airy and move and flow. We also layered color under a couple of the dresses to have sheer washes of color, which also brings out the beauty of the laces. The silhouette is strongly in the early sixties vein with emphasis on the natural waist and full skirts or trumpet and mermaid shapes.