We’ve got something a bit spesh for this week’s Friday fashion fix, friends, and we just know you’re going to love it. One of our fave bridal designers, Karen Willis Holmes, is back with her latest collection and let us tell you… It. Is. A. Beauty.

The WILD HEARTS ’22 collection, GAIA, is here at last, and she’s serving classic styles with a unique twist, and all those little things we know you’re searching for when shopping for your big-day ‘fit – like sexy splits, dramatic sleeves, timeless designs and more.

From flattering fit-and-flare shapes to dreamy, romantic silhouettes, GAIA is for the free-spirited bride; the one who doesn’t let herself be held back, the one who lives limitlessly. “We are all longing for a special day that is simple yet beautiful,” says creative director Karen of the new pieces. “Our WILD HEARTS ’22 collection gives brides our classic looks with refined designs that incorporate all the elements you love.”

It’s a small collection, five looks all up, but ooft, what a doozy of a drop! Divine goddess Gaia – the soul of the earth – is the muse for Karen Willis Holmes‘ latest crop, which features sumptuously draped heavy crepes, long romantic georgette sleeves, ultra-femme thigh splits and voluminous twirl-worthy skirts.

There’s Dixie, the romantic babe with an edgy flair, pairing a soft, ethereal skirt with a sexy modern bodice. Olive, with her luxe draping fabric and long sheer sleeves – optional, of course. Simple and classic Gigi is a minimalist dream, with subtle lace detail and a sweeping V neckline. Modern brides, Drew is so for you with her contemporary vibes, asymmetrical wrapped design and cinched belted waist. But it’s Wynter’s phenom organza puff sleeves that have us crushing So. Very. Hard. Throw in the split skirt, intricate lace and gorg neckline, and, oh! We’re loving on these romantic-vintage-drama feels, people.

Every one of the incredible pieces in the ’22 WILD HEARTS collection is handcrafted in Karen’s Sydney studio, made to order and available in sizes 4-20. You’ll find these dreamboat designs exclusively in KAREN WILLIS HOLMES boutiques in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane & Perth, as well as online and at select stockists in Australia and worldwide. Prices range from AUD $2990-$3790.

CREDITS Photography Tom Paterson Videography Joel Tronoff Hair & Makeup Alex Ouston Model Christina Macpherson