It’s less Best of the Guest, and Best of the Bride today with a focus on the White Gallery 2013 and a catwalk report. From the fantastically future forward to the visions of bygone days; the White Gallery 2013 featured the best in designer led bridal couture.
The White Gallery London got off to an impressive start with four stunning designer catwalk shows from some of industry’s most prestigious names. A massive talking point were the future forward and outré designs of Roadkill Couture.
The first in the series of the days The shows was, Royal couturier Stewart Parvin. With a focus on chic understated elegance, the collection displayed a high fashion yet demure twist on Parvin’s classic Bridalwear.
Key Trends clean chic lines with tone on tone embellishment and an emphasis on texture and fabric which resulted in another strong collection from Stewart Parvin – The master of couture.
At the second show of the day Ian Stuart chose to celebrate the diversity of women’s style with a collection that was as cutting edge as it was classic and as eccentric as it was refined.
Key Trends included ‘Pure and Simple’ clean lined gowns with elegant draping, ‘Natural Woodland’ distressed fabrics and untidy trimmings that created an organic feel, ‘Romantic’ beautiful ball gowns adorned with dramatic flourishes includiding bows and ribbons as well as enchanting pastel hues in blush pink, pale lilac and powder blue, with hints of cranberry and antique gold.
In the afternoon Alan Hannah chose to showcase both Alan Hannah and Miamia on the catwalk. The Alan Hannah collection includes gorgeous clean and fashion forward silhouettes in silk duchesse and taffeta with beautiful hand beaded necklines and shoulder detailing.
Key Trends Sheer backs with spectacular beadwork that created a dazzling presence on the catwalk.
Bohemani chic with unstructured chiffon and organza, unusual beadwork and inspired floral detailing.
Ending the first day of catwalk shows was the Designer Preview, which showcased key pieces from the 2014 collections of Annasul Y, Blue, Charlotte Balbier, Elizabeth Stuart, Harbridge & Bowen, Ivory & Co., Kisui, Lusan Mandongus, Naomi Neoh, Sadoni, Terry Fox and Yolan Cris, providing a stunning overview of the bridal trends for 2014.
The photographic glory goes to: Christopher Dadey
Beautiful water colour pretties, since it is not a full suite this isn’t about design envy, and more about design love! These gorgeous items from Annika Likes, who we happen to love; are super-nice handmade wedding envelope liners for the big day!
Not only that we are loathe to mention the teeny tiny envy portion; and that is the fact that she does do full wedding sweets. So, although we have some jealousy going on, the calming effect of the watercolours seems to have settled our bile; delicious paper from Annika Likes.
The Place: The Hawksmoor, Guildhall
The photographic glory goes to: Kat Hill // See the full Wedding of Vicky & Sam on her blog, The Hawksmoor