White Gallery London, 2014
14 Apr 2014
White Gallery London, 2014
White Gallery London showcased the hottest new bridal collections for 2015 from over 70 of the world’s most respected designers
Photography by Christopher Dadey
Visitors from around the world visited the fifth White Gallery London exhibition at Battersea Park earlier this week to view the hottest new bridal collections for 2015, with the designer catwalk shows bringing the trends for 2015 to life.
The key trend for 2015 will be back detailing, from laser cut outs, to intricately draped beading and loose cowl draping, there was also a distinct rustling as models walked down the catwalk wearing heaving beaded designs from the designers on show. Sleeves, both full length, three quarter and cap were popular and lace is still set to be a big influence for 2015 brides, although designers were also loving satins and tulles in a big way. Colour is also making a comeback with most designers featuring blush pink in their collections, with a rise in gold and champagne coloured gowns as well.
Lark Bridal opened the catwalk line-up this season, hosting a couture catwalk show featuring new collection gowns by US award-winning designer COCOE VOCI, US vintage-inspired designer Stephanie James and Irish-based designer Caroline Atelier.
White Gallery London favourite Ian Stuart then presented his 2015 Lady Luxe bridal collection. Trends included soft satin and beaded French lace, taffeta metal and sequin embroidered lace as well as organza and metallic beaded lace. The colour palette featured pastel hues in blush pink, pale blue, pale lilac and taupe as well as honey, ivory and gold.
Alan Hannah’s catwalk showcased both the Alan Hannah and MiaMia collections. The Alan Hannah collection included fashion-forward gowns featuring clean lines in silk duchesse and taffeta with delicate beading and stunning lace detail, while the MiaMia collection builds on the bohemian look of the previous collection while adding new fabrics and embellishments to unstructured chiffon and organza. The updated classic theme has been developed and expanded with unusual beadwork and inspired floral detail.
The first day on the catwalk concluded with The Designer Preview, showcasing key pieces from the 2015 collections of Anna Romysh Haute Couture, Naomi Neoh, Ivory & Co, Linea Raffaelli, Qiana, Charlotte Balbier, Sadoni, Lusan Mandongus, Terry Fox, Timeless Couture, Jack Sullivan Bridal and Yolan Cris.
Emma Hunt made her White Gallery debut on Monday morning with her catwalk show featuring gowns from her signature London Collection and her new diffusion line, Echo. The London Collection is the label’s in-house line of couture designer wedding dresses, blending elegant, classic style with clean lines while the new diffusion, Echo collection mirrors the timeless elegance of the main collection but with a fresh, modern appeal.
Natalie Gladman presented her mainline Madeline Isaac-James collection and her new diffusion label Maddy, in the third catwalk of the day. The signature Madeline Isaac-James collection for 2015 is inpired by the colour and emotion of Turner’s paintings and featured stunning gowns in sumptuous silk finished with exquisite laces delicately adorned with pearls and Swarovski crystals, while Maddy, designed by Natalie and her daughter Maddy, is aimed at the fun loving, budget conscious bride who also desires a quality silk finish with excellent construction.
Renowned hairdresser Jospeh Koniak worked tirelessly backstage to create the most amazing hairstyles for all of the catwalk shows and every show was praised for its creativity and direction by the designers and visitors alike. Acclaimed florist Wildabout also provided the floral decoration adorning Battersea Evolution in a stunning display of purple orchids.
To view more images from the catwalk shows click on the galleries opposite