Show Success at Debut of London Bridal Fashion Week
26 May 2015
LBfw brings quality and creative design to London's catwalks
As the first edition of London Bridal Fashion Week (LBfw) draws to a close, exhibitors, visitors and organisers proudly toast the show debut’s success. The three day event was held at London’s iconic Old Billingsgate from Sunday 17th to Tuesday 19th May 2015 and showcased over 80 collections of designer and premium labels from around the world.
The launch of LBfw has been positively received within the industry, with recognition given to the organisers’ high-end positioning of the show, the focus on the overall experience and the high level of quality and design achieved.
Exhibitors and visitors alike were “extremely impressed” with the overall look and feel of the bridal industry’s new showcase, marking the choice of venue as “breathtaking“, and the quality and layout of the show as “excellent”. Exhibitors expressed delight at the levels of sales achieved and the quality of buyers attending from both the UK and overseas. Buyers visited from a host of international markets, including the US, Japan, Germany, Australia, Canada, France and Belgium. In addition, the LBfw press office reported substantial press attendance from a broad selection of the world’s trade and consumer media.
LBfw fashion show provided an opportuinity for the unveil of 2016 bridal collections from designers and premium labels including Anoushka G, Christine Dando, Demetrios Ellis Bridals, Madeline Isaac- James, Rembo Styling, Ritva Westenius, Sanuykta Shrestha The Couture Gallery by Britta Kjerkegaard, and Wendy Makin. Making their trade show debuts LBfw New Talents Arga & Arga and Aya Couture.
LBfw director Alejandra Campos adds: “Exhibitors and partners raised the bar and contributed to what made the inaugural edition of LBfw one that has truly shaken up the industry. The feedback from buyers and press has been overwhelmingly positive. I can proudly say that LBfw is now a successful reality and we cannot wait to see everyone at LBfw 2016.”
The Couture Gallery by Britta Kuerkegaard
- Ian Stuart presented his Runway Rebel collection – described as an ode to life and the freedom to be expressive, creative and rebellious in it. Read our report on the Ian Stuart Runway Rebel collection.
- Alan Hannah’s Watercolours collection used silk chiffon and soft satins to emulate water and its movement, with an introduction to more colour and beading all in addition to the structure and form we have come to expect from designer Marguerite Hannah. Click here to see more from the Alan Hannah Watercolour collection show.
- The final show of the day was the British Talents where our home-grown designers showed edited highlights of their collections. Emma Hunt opened the show followed by designs by Katya Katya Shehurina, Ivory & Co Bridal, Eliza Jane Howell, Naomi Neoh, Zaeem Hamal, Savin London with Charlotte Balbier’s newest collection closing the show - Bride take a look at the best of the day.