“Romance isn’t dead,” declares British-bred designer Patrick Church.
For his Fall/Winter 2019 unisex collection titled “Dearly Beloved” — which was unveiled on Saturday night in Chelsea — he paired off his models to symbolize couples in modern relationships.
One show-stopping duo even served up ceremonial couture looks — complete with a dramatic veil and bouquet — ready for nuptial bliss.
“The centerpiece of the presentation were two boy brides in hand-painted wedding dresses,” Church tells The Post.
The multimedia artist-slash-designer got married just months after meeting his partner, which inspired the theme, along with the concept that he describes as “feminine strength.”
“Finding love has been one of the most fulfilling journeys of my life and promoting connection and hope is important to me.”
Other daring duds — which were meant to portray sensuality and intimacy — included risqué tiger-print separates, printed one-pieces, and even a dramatic faux fur coat emblazoned with the word “sex” worn by model-activist Munroe Bergdorf.
This isn’t the first time Church, who is known for championing diversity and inclusivity through his work, pushed the envelope during his presentations.
Last season, his genderless creations were featured on a roster of seniors over 70.
“I think people make a mistake by trying to attach clothing to any ideal,” says Church.
“The beauty of clothing is that it can be transformative, and I like to see people transform my work into something uniquely their own.”
Creative Direction by David Motta, hair by Will Schaedler with Living Proof, and makeup by Meghan Nguy.
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