Sassi Holford blew away all of us with catwalk previews of her very poignant Twenty17 Collection, inspired by her late mother last year. (I’m lucky- I […]
It’s that time of year again where the bridal fashion industry is in full swing with bridal fashion week; White Gallery. Home grown and international designers show off their hot new designs from their forthcoming 2017 collections and we are lucky enough to get an exclusive preview! It’s always great to see established, up and coming and designers new to the UK market outdo themselves with their creativity each year and there are some delicious treats in store for you.
There’s never been a more exciting time to be a bride, as designers branch out from the traditional white meringue and allow style conscious women to express their personality with their wedding dress.
Wedding planning site Hitched were my eyes on the ground at White Gallery this year and I asked them to put together some seriously hot picks for Nu Bride with the fashion forward bride in mind to inspire you.
Ruth Milliam’s Opulent Glamour
Ruth Milliam is the Hampshire-based designer behind hot new bridal label Ruth Milliam Couture. I adored this daring design, which featured a plunging neckline, shimmering gold embellishments and a soft, cloud-like skirt. It’s a dream bridal gown for the chic bride that wants to make a statement.
Pretty Pinks from SAVIN London
Pink wedding dresses have been a creeping trend for some time now, but this beautiful pink lace creation from SAVIN London had everyone talking. It fuses a classic style with an unexpected burst of rosy colour – and the warm hue will work on all skin tones.
Sassi Holford’s Fun Feathers
British bridal designer Sassi Holford was evidently a leading lady at White Gallery this year, celebrating 35 years of design and dedicating her new stand out collection; Twenty 17 to her late mother.
Fashion forward brides will know that two-piece wedding dresses are the hottest trend this year. Sassi Holford put her own refreshing spin on the trend with this textured two-piece, complete with fun feathered fringing and a high-low hem. It was one of the most talked about designs of the day.
Retro Jumpsuit from Alan Hannah
I was especially excited to see what Alan Hannah had to offer. Designer Marguerite Hannah isn’t one to shy away from a daring detail or two. What I didn’t expect was this striking bridal jumpsuit, which has a real retro feel, with the sheer overlay giving it a bridal twist. For those that can’t bear the thought of trousers on their wedding day, there is a dress with the same belt detailing!
Charlotte Balbier’s Country Garden
Patterned and printed wedding dresses are set to grow in popularity, and Charlotte Balbier was leading the trend with this stunning floral print gown.
The classic shape is given a refresh with a fun, colourful floral pattern and we couldn’t love it more. It’s ideal for a bride who wants to have fun with her wedding dress whilst still staying true to tradition.
Plunging Necklines from Paloma Blanca
Paloma Blanca unveiled some striking 1920s inspired designs, and cast the spotlight on plunging necklines. This isn’t one for the fuller-chested bride, but if you can get away with it and want a striking look on your wedding day, go for it! Gatsby glamour isn’t going away any time soon.
Veil Details from Sassi Holford
And for the finale…They say it’s all in the details. Sassi Holford once again wowed the room when she sent this amazing dress down the catwalk. It featured fashionable colourful detailing, but also a long traditional veil, given a contemporary update with bright florals. If Angelina Jolie was your wedding style icon, this one’s for you.
Don’t say we don’t share nice things for you! Oh to be getting married again! What’s your favourite? So much gorgeous talent on the catwalk this year, although, I have to say, Sassi Holford had me at hello!
Thank you too Hitched for your great picks for Nu Bride! For information on Hitched please visit www.hitched.com
Photography: White Gallery London 2016