Hello and happy Friday, friends! We have some darn exciting news if you’re in the market for your wedding dress, engagement outfit (shout out to the guys and gals who got a ring on it over the silly season!), or simply like to feast your eyes on some delicious dresses. What is it, you ask? The incredible Karen Willis Holmes is releasing a new Luxe ’23 collection today – Mon Époque. It’s six-strong and absolutely stunning!

If you know Karen Willis Holmes, you’ll know she’s like royalty in this crazy cool wedding industry of ours and one of our faves to boot! We’ve shot countless dresses in our own fashion editorials (All In On Details is a must see), ’cause her gowns are just that good to work with – and have published too many brides wearing her beautiful designs to comprehend, but we promise you’ll find them all in one place here. Fun fact; some of Karen’s seamstresses have been with the designer since the beginning and that’s no mean feat for a powerhouse that has been around for over two decades!

But back to Mon Époque. It’s an ode to the beauty of a Karen Willis Holmes bride – inside and out. One who loves a classy vibe, a classic cut and a little (ok, a lot) of sparkle. It’s been coined by the designer as her favourite Luxe drop so far, “the new era I’ve dreamed of since coming out of the pandemic.” Expect a new take on Karen’s signature, hand beading – created to flatter the form like never before, new lengths (she’s encouraging you to show a little more skin, people!) and new silhouettes when it comes to sleeves, jackets and slinky fits. “The six new hand-beaded gowns offered in the collection all evoke a feeling of opulence and glamour, each unique in its own way but still unified by the same level of sophistication and beauty.”

You can get your hot little hands on these pieces TODAY in boutiques all around the country (shoutout to some of our go-to’s you’ll also find on our Directory; Ivory Bride, Mrs Fray and Amante) as well as NYC. In fun and fabulous news, this is a ready-to-wear collection (AU sizing 4-16) which means lead times are much less and with prices for the minis starting at $1290, they are kinder on the purse strings, too. So scroll down, friends. You will not regret it.

CREDITS Photos Jish Photo Gowns Karen Willis Holmes Hair & Makeup Samantha Lee Model Domino McCathrion via Kult Australia Accessories Tiffany Duliege Studio & Natalie Marie Location Prim Haus