Leading Bridal Designers Parade New Collections on White Gallery Catwalk

01 Sep 2011

Leading Bridal Designers Parade New Collections on White Gallery Catwalk

White Gallery London opened its chic doors for its second edition at Battersea Evolution, showcasing 44 highly respected international design houses. The show has attracted a top UK and international buyers and press, proving White Gallery to be the essential hunting ground for all that’s hot in bridal couture.

Royal couturier Stewart Parvin opened the catwalk presenting covetable gowns with exquisite princess style a-line skirts. The collection featured beautiful lace textiles and looks were accessorised with quirky oversized jewellery in unexpected colours and styles. For the finale however, Parvin accessorised and trimmed with an exuberant confection of colour. Beaded and sequinned long sleeved lace bodices with an enormous explosion of tulle evoking decadence in its purist form.

Multi award winning designer Ian Stuart thrilled and delighted audiences with a theatrical catwalk show inspired by the leading ladies of classic musicals. The collection epitomised the unique style Ian Stuart is renowned for, celebrating and capturing the true romanticism of the bride such as the sparkling ivory and metallic lace full skirted gown.

Crowds flocked to the catwalk as Matthew Williamson introduced his first bridal range. Iconic styles from the ready to wear collection have been translated into stunning ivory bridal creations. The exquisite movement of the garments on the catwalk came through in billowing floor length gowns. Short asymmetric knee length styles featuring intricate bead and feather detailing offer a contemporary take on traditional trends. Luxurious furs including mink and rabbit, reflecting a real sense of opulence to the collection that Williamson is known for.

Inspired by romantic escapism, Alan Hannah’s 2012 bridal collection graced the White Gallery catwalk once again showcasing classic trends including full skirted and tea length dresses with pretty netted skirts. Innovative styling came through in the form of a sheer cape with ribbon trim. Covetable 60’s hippy-chic jumpsuits create a faultless look for a relaxed beach style wedding. Alan Hannah channelled a Kate Middleton style number with a full skirted fish tail dress finished with a beautiful lace overlay.

Stephanie Allin’s latest range dazzled audiences with pretty sweetheart necklines, full skirted dresses and beautiful appliqué corset detailing. With inspiration drawn from the Jazz Age, the collection combined textured fabrics and intricate beadwork. Breaking the boundaries of traditional bridal accessories Stephanie Allin introduced an ivory turban with feather detailing as well as 70’s inspired bejewelled headwear.

Tobi Hannah opened the catwalk with her intricately detailed tea length creations. Clean lines and feminine structures create beautiful fresh silhouettes. Tiered skirts and ruffles emerge heavily through this seasons range. Inspired by the youth of the mid to late 1960’s this collection can be described in three words – youthful, free-spirited and fun.

Elizabeth Stuart’s elegant collection places emphasis on the beauty of a woman’s best attributes. Sweetheart necklines teamed with a-line skirts looked stunning in contrasting colours of light antique gold and ivory. Alternative bridal wear came through in a two toned ruffled fish tail dress adorned with and oversized flamboyant black bow.

Sarah Janks took to the catwalk to present a timeless selection of dresses. Pretty floral appliqué detailing on a corseted fishtail dress created alternative alluring look. Elaborate lace and bead detailing gave a look of decadence, whilst structured corsets in flowing materials created beautiful movement on the catwalk.

Vintage Wonderland is the title of Terry Fox’s new collection. She presented full skirted styles with extravagant floral detailing, offering a contemporary take on classic period styles. Asymmetric layering dominated the collection, combining both luxe silks with netting to create a look of opulence. Refined glamour came through in vintage pearl beadwork complimented with crystals in soft shades of lilac and silver. Looks can be transformed with an ivory coloured wrap jacket in duchesse satin tied at the back to create a distinctive bow detail.

Eco friendly designer Sanyukta Shrestha presented exquisite bridal gowns with millinery and accessories. Inspired by fashions from 1920’s-1970’s, her slinky ethereal gowns reflect the true romance of the bride. This collection is all about creating the perfect silhouette fusing fluid lines and structure. Mermaid shapes dominated the catwalk. Each dress glittered down the runway featuring the intricate beadwork that Sanyukta is known for.

The Vintage Wedding Dress Company previewed some staple items from the 2012 decades collection. Inspired by twentieth century trends, Creative Director Charlie Brear captures the style and shape of each era and translates this into contemporary classic cuts. Lace overlays look chic in pure white and champagne shades while v-shaped necklines dominate the collection really accentuating the female figure.

 

For more information visit www.whitegallery.com

For PR Enquiries please contact Keleigh Batchelor:

T: 020 7299 0580

E: Keleighb@goodresults.co.uk

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