White Gallery London Unveils British Bridal Talent for 2016
17 Feb 2016
White Gallery London is renowned for bringing the best of British Bridal Talent together and this year is no exception.
The line-up at this year’s event includes award winning designers Sassi Holford, who this year is celebrating 25 years in the bridal industry, Stephanie Allin, Alan Hannah, Catherine Deane, Caroline Castigliano, Eliza Jane Howell, Charlotte Balbier, Lyn Ashworth, Mooshki and many more.
Renowned designer Alan Hannah will return to White Gallery London in 2016, where he will launch his new collection on the catwalk. Designer Marguerite has created exquisite pieces which are beautiful and light and feature a subtle touch of luxurious embellishment. Chiffon and organza are the key fabrics, which give a flowing and romantic feel to the new pieces. Colour will feature strongly once again, with unusual pastels as well as gold and silver brocades and damasks.
Also returning to White Gallery London is Stephanie Allin, who will showcase her latest collection of bridal gowns. Stephanie continues to focus on creating dresses for the ‘real bride’, concentrating on shapes to flatter the female figure and playing around with some of this season’s beautiful fabrics which she has chosen to feature in the collection together with intricate embellishment, hints of coloured appliques and some really unusual jacquard prints.
Catherine Deane will present her 2016 bridal collection; a fusion of fresh styles and timeless shapes, harmonised with a heady mix of textured floral lace, dreamy silk chiffons, and soft tulle skirts. All of the elements combine to create one-of-a-kind pieces that enrich women with a sense of femininity and uniqueness. Reaching out to the modern bride with a creative mind, the collection is inspired by individuality and imagination. Figure forming silhouettes sit alongside romantic and soft overlays, redefining the standards by effortlessly taking the bride from day to night, from formal days to evening soirees.
Ultra-feminine meets sensuality with Caroline’s Castigliano’s Love is in the Air collection which launches at White Gallery London this May. The luxury collection features highlights that include modern separates and detachable trains. Also new to launch for 2017 is a full complementary accessory collection of headpieces veils and belts that complete the Castigliano statement look. Sensual low backs and plunging necklines deliver a powerful interpretation of understated opulence, while a whimsical silhouette is offered for the modern bride with two-piece separates. Structured silk zibeline and marocain crepe are key alongside soft georgettes and satin faced organza. Intricate laces are strong with soft corded laces and exquisite beading. The collection comes in a soft colour palette of ivory and hints of mocha.
Eliza Jane Howell’s new 2017 collection features new designs which feature the label’s signature style; dramatic with plunging backs and higher necklines which show just enough flesh to tease the groom. All colours in the collection will be opulent, but there will be a softer more romantic side too.
Charlotte Balbier will present her new Bridal Separates Collection, which features ten inter-changeable separates all designed for the bride to build and create her own individual look. Styles include Tempest, Harper, Sloane, Rebel, Flynn, Hero, Cecily, Cosima, Langley and Fawn and feature everything from a satin slip with a lace topper and satin sash to a ball gown skirt, crop top and lace reverse bolero.
Additional names to join the British Talent line-up at White Gallery London this May include Lyn Ashworth, Mooshki, Louise Bentley, Muscat, Emmy London, Qiana, Ivory & Co, Andrea Hawkes, Sabina Motesem, Nicki Macfarlane, Zaeem Jamal, Sharon Bowen, Miranda Templeton, Katya Katya Shehurina, Savin, Ruth Milliam, Harriet Wilde, Polly Edwards, Freya Rose, Sasso, Charlotte Mills and Maids to Measure.