A little late for your Monday up your street? It’s certainly up ours thanks to the new collection from Israeli designer Liz Martinez.

Shot on the streets of Italy (*Liz’s endless inspiration) and the muse behind what is called “Bella Donna”, has all the luxe drama we’ve come to know this brand for. The nineteen gowns are each their own story. The pieces made of stunning appliquéd, textured fabrics, laser-cut leather, 3D floral motifs, embroidered fabrics with crystals and pearls, layer upon layer of sheer fabrics fitted mermaid silhouettes, deep, low cut backs, asymmetrical and off the shoulder necklines. This is the collection to check out if you want something that is both timeless, romantic and utterly show-stopping.

“Rosemary” is a favourite, sheer long sleeve adorned with 3D petals that give an almost ethereal vibe for the bodice, moving into a just as dreamy sheer skirt. “Emmeline” is another one you must see, sweet bows tying off a corset-style bodice, that sits above a dramatic ruffled skirt. And if fitted isn’t your style” “Pia” with her polka dotty fabric and oversize silhouette, is just the thing (and would particularly marvellous on a beach wedding day, barefoot of course!)

Romantic gowns have often been cast aside for the unadorned fabrics of the current day, but there is something so special about a gown that unfolds with layer upon layer of beauty in front of your eyes, and Liz Martinez knows exactly where it’s at.

Liz Martinez gowns are available in Australia at The Ivory Room.