White Gallery 2013, Battersea Park London was the stage for the most elegant of bridal fashion shows! Many influential bridal designers use it as their platform to unveil their exciting 2014 bridal collections and to impress their designer boutique buyers.
Here’s a few highlights;
As always I loved the Alan Hannah collection, an eclectic mix of beautifully cut couture gowns. Stunning backless column designs generously beaded and exquisitely crafted! Alan and Marguerite presented their couture label as well as a few from their Sister label Mia Mia.
Madeline Isaac James introduced her ‘Opulence collection’ at stand 201 with something for everyone from vintage glamour to classic chic and I loved the ‘dressing up box’ concept filled with stunning corsage style hand beaded sashes, and versatile straps and neat lace additions.
Ian Stuart launched his beautiful 2014 collection dubbed his ‘Ying and Yang’, his collection was a collaboration of his beautiful signature styling; sumptuous, quirky and imaginative which met head on with a fresh collection of stylishly understated Ian Stuart designs …. All effortlessly gorgeous I must say!
A small group of up and coming Designers also showcased their finest – They’re tipped to be the rising stars so look out for Charlotte Casadejus, Nymphi and Timeless Couture to name a few.
The designer Preview fashion show featured the cream of the crop from Lusan Mandongus, Annasul Y, Elizabeth Stuart, Sadoni, Kisui, Blue Bridalwear, Naomi Neoh, Ivory & Co, Charlotte Balbier, Yolan Cris, Terry Fox and Harbridge and Bowen…..
A few catwalk highlights; First off the stunning Elizabeth Stuart collection ‘where future meets fairytale and falls in love’, these designs were totally exquisite, one design literally stopped me in my tracks, it was stunning! Sadoni’s designs literally glided along the catwalk, soft sensual chiffon’s; ‘simplicity for the understated feminine designer Bride’ they were simple by design and totally delightful! Lastly, I loved the Flapper Girl dancing Harbridge and Bowen model, she was a total showstopper and got everyone bum shuffling a seated version of the Charleston! This collection was equally fabulous; ‘a heady collection of luxurious fabrics and a group of fantasy gowns of a bygone era’, simply beautiful!
So in conclusion what were the finest in bridal design showcasing? Well; lace and voluminous soft chiffon are the fabrics of choice! And there are soooo many different laces to choose from Guipure to Chantilly, corded to beaded! Straps, sleeves, open backs and higher necklines including bateau and cowell are still big going forward. Silhouette wise the peplum is still featured within some designer collections and the fitted fishtail, mermaid and trumpet shapes are all key. It’s plain to see that ‘Vintage’ is well and truly staying with lots of Hollywood glamour inspired creations! Thank you White Gallery it was simply divine!