Shut. The. Front. Door. Today we’re bringing you the first collection from Ritual Unions, a young bridal label from Berlin. Now you know how much we love to support up-and-coming designer talent so we couldn’t be happier right now. We also know that when you see this super hot shoot, you’re going to be buzzing too…

Founded by designer Karin Brettmeister, Ritual Unions is influenced by couture and high fashion fused with a cheeky Berlin coolness. It’s an edgy juxtaposition and hints at what’s to come.

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ritual unions first collection


The debut collection is a fresh mix of urban and couture and gives a swift kick to the European wedding industry. Ritual Unions offers a unique concept of made-to-measure dresses from a slick online platform. Twenty-first Century bridal at is brave and brilliant best.

This new collection is inspired by the complexity of emotions and is neatly titled Oxytocinthe feel-good hormone released in our brains when we’re in love. Check out the three-dimensional, symmetrically placed lace appliqués for starters. Then there’s the almost-mystic feminine silhouettes set against the harsh geometrical cuts and bondage accessories. Oh la la.

We’re loving the hotel new take on the corset. This very light, discreet form is made from embroidered tulle with visible boning and works so well against the other playful, romantic elements. The vintage inspired elements, including glove-like sleeves, pin tucks and lace scallops complete the overall picture.

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debut collection from ritual unions


So you can order your made-to-measure Ritual Unions styles right now. The collaborative online shop has certainly mixed things up too. Complete a detailed questionnaire and enjoy personal consultations before receiving custom sketches of your dress. When your order is being produced, a special finishing technique makes alterations easy.

Ritual Unions have made a point of uniting digital process and custom designs and this is the mission at the core of the collaboration with online shop

As for us, we’ve got Oxytocin a-flowing in our brains right now.

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The Looks: Ritual Unions

Photography: Rebecca von Rehn

Model: Lena K. Samuels