If you’re looking for a truly splendid dress for a formal occasion, Luly Yang’s downtown boutique is the place to go. Bold colors, luxe fabrics, and over-the-top designs (like her legendary silk taffeta “Monarch” butterfly dress, featuring a voluminous orange and black skirt with overlapping “wings”) make for eye-catching couture. Yang takes her inspiration from nature and the environment, the work of old masters like Michelangelo, and traditional Asian costume. Cashmere shawls, jeweled shoes, and elegant clutches finish off the ensemble. Brides who love Yang’s romantic, ethereal designs may be tempted to hold their wedding at the Olympic Fairmont, where wedding packages include a Luly Yang bridal gown.