Abby Gardner is a designer whose excitement for fashion, creativity, and sketching led her into the world of design. Growing up, Abby was fascinated with fairytales, make-believe, and “happily ever afters”. Through pursuing these interests, she discovered the bridal industry: a place that values both an eye for fashion and fantasia. Over the past summer, Abby had the opportunity to develop her skills further interning for local bridal designer, Tara LaTour, whose expertise pushed her creativity to new heights. As a designer, Abby aspires to create unique pieces that draw from her love of fantasy and imagination. Her designs focus on femininity, romanticism, and color.
Kalon is a bridal collection inspired by skyscapes and reintroducing color back into the world of bridal. Kalon means “beauty that is more than skin-deep”—an idea that Abby wants this line to represent. This collection emphasizes soft textures and transparencies to create romantic silhouettes, bring forth whimsical elements, and enhance playful details. Kalon is for the bride who is a dreamer, loves color, and isn’t afraid to create her own happily ever after.