Russelle Ivan Tino

Fashion Design

Project Name: Say Yes to Heaven


This collection began with the exploration of heaven as more than an aesthetic, but instead; a state of mind. My research into this concept found me comparing the differences between a temporary heaven and a permanent heaven, which saw parallels with the euphoria a bride may feel on her wedding day versus the bliss that comes from being married or otherwise. As such, my findings have manifested into a bridal wear collection that emphasizes dress-making Haute Couture techniques. For example; the Azrael gown (as pictured above) is lavished with 15,000 silver lined crystals providing the wearer a sense of heavenly decadence.