In her 50th year in bridal, Yumi Katsura proved she enjoys staying true to who she is as a designer. Through an interpreter, Katsura called her gowns “modern classics with a couture hand” and said her philosophy is to make Japanese brides look gorgeous and graceful. Expanding that concept on a global scale, she offered both Eastern and Western silhouettes. In a nod to her homeland, Katsura showed kimono-style dresses and featured prints with traditional Japanese landscapes as well as bird, dragon and butterfly motifs — with the strongest looks being the beautiful painterly floral gowns, which were voluminous and romantic. Also notable was an ombré gown with 3-D floral appliqués. Katsura then showed a range of white dresses, from princess gowns to flirty short numbers. All were classically bridal with delicate lace, layers of frothy tulle and intricate pearl and crystal beading.