Top Bridal Designers Roll Out the White Carpet for 2017 Collections
14 Dec 2015
Fashion-led brides excited for next season’s designs will soon catch a glimpse of the hottest new wedding gowns, as top international names in bridal unveil their 2017 collections next May at the White Gallery,London.
The most influential designers, led by Brit-pack stars Alan Hannah, Ian Stuart, Sassi Holford and Stephanie Allin, will be joined by a roster of trend-setting labels when White Gallery London opens its doors for one of the UK’s premium bridal trade shows for retailers and press at Battersea Evolution from 15-17 May 2016.
And those doors will open to something very different this year, with a re-mastered layout of the venue itself, which includes a mezzanine where the luxurious White Gallery Buyer’s Lounge will be housed. For the first time, Swarovski will take over the reception area, with glittering displays of artworks by famous names. Prepare to be dazzled with thousands of pounds worth of their precious crystals and pearls.
The line-up of White Gallery London exhibitors, each of whom has had to meet strictly-imposed criteria before gaining a place at the show, includes inspired talents from across the globe: from Australia, America, the Far and Middle East, and virtually every European country.
Highly-respected, and familiar to those operating at the top level of the industry, are labels such as Raimon Bundo, Gemy, Catherine Deane, Yolan Cris, Immaculada Garcia, Jack Sullivan, Jesus Peiro, Anne Barge and Karen Willis Holmes.
Showing for the first time will be Olvi’s Lace and Kobus Dippenaar. Originating from Holland, Olga Yermolova will showcase her extraordinary Olvi’s Lace stretch-lace collection, the first choice of film and TV celebrities on the red – and the white – carpet, while Kobus Dippenaar will debut his famed Anna Georgina line from South Africa.
Hong Kong’s Anny Lin returns to the show along with the quintessentially English Nicki MacFarlane collection for well-dressed flowergirls and pageboys. Freya Rose will again join specialist shoe designers including Harriet Wilde, Charlotte Mills and Emmy London.
As well as establishing new directions in bridal design, these high-voltage talents demonstrate what inspired thinking brings to the mix. Some are taking their ideas from iconic looks of past decades, re-interpreting them for the 21st century bride who wants stand-out glamour on her big day, while others have looked to folklore for boho themes, or architecture for a new approach to silhouettes. Lush fabrics and dazzling adornments are just part of the picture that will be unveiled at White Gallery London 2016.