Nostalgia: Mums Rock Their Frocks
All this week on Facebook, we are asking our Henry Roth Facebook fans to post pictures of their mums on their wedding days. We want to look back in time, get all nostalgic and celebrate mums. It’s also a fabulous way to look at how wedding dresses have developed over the years, and how the silhouettes of yesteryear inspire those of today. In honor of this, each day we are going to look back to wedding gown trends and silhouettes over the years. After all, they are all at the core of Henry’s signature future vintage aesthetic.
In the 1950, during a November heatwave, Henry’s parents Joseph and Aneta Weinreich got married and formed a partnership that was not only to grow into a long-lasting marital union but would also be the foundation of what has become Henry Roth bridal atelier today.
“My mum was a bit of a fashion forward bride as most if not all brides on that day wore gowns top the floor,” Henry told me today. ”It was co-designed by my Grandmother, Franka Baral, and my mother, Aneta. It was made from Guipure lace imported on from France. It was a very ahead-of-its-time gown.”
Indeed, Aneta’s polka-dot, 3/4, tea-length gown has inspired two Henry Roth dresses: Zoe (and Zoe Too) and Maya (US only).
“My parents are amazing powerhouses of positivity,” he continued. “We are a three generation bridal designing family. My parents are also holocaust survivors so for them after surviving that atrocity wedding dresses have tremendous symbolism. It is about the renewal of hope, entering positive new chapters with brides, new dreams and aspirations. Wedding dresses are far more than just fabric, they symbolize new beginnings and it is a huge privilege and amazing profession.”
So this week, in honor of Henry Roth matriarch, Aneta Weinreich, and her spectacular, fashion-forward wedding dress, head over to our Facebook page and post a picture of your mum on her wedding day–we want to see how she rocked her frock!