April 14th, 2014 | Julia Braime
Wrapping up last week’s fashion marathon as I recapped the catwalks I’d seen at White Gallery London, I thought I’d ease you into an equally fabulous (but perhaps not quite so manic from my POV) week with one last bit of eye candy… for now.
The Designer Preview catwalk showcases a selection of gowns from twelve big name designers and due to it’s eclectic and diverse collection is always a favourite of mine.
My take on this season is that it’s all about shape and detail – whether high fashion or big romance – as the bridal catwalks echo haute couture with high low hemlines, interesting backs, bold use of pattern, embellishment, fit and flare and florals, florals, florals. Colours are pale and interesting – a watercolour wash of pale pink, blues and greys.
I loved every second. And here’s my pick of the bunch…
A wonderful white-out that sang with style and luxury. The collection by Lusan Mandongus is vintage inspired with rich yet subtle details, incorporating different stunning features focusing on elements such as higher necklines, sleeves and peplum waist detail.
The Barcelona based label totally rocked it with their style setting detailed designs and rich handcrafted applications. Daring, stylish and different.
A Charlotte Balbier bride is a free spirit who expresses her personality and individuality through her Balbier designed gown. My favourite? Iscoyd Park, the collection’s title gown that Charlotte designed for her own evening reception.
Daring,different and sometimes (very seriously) barely there, these gowns raised a few eyebrows (and iPhones!) but I salute the risk taking label for putting a high fashion stamp on their collection. Avant garde meets ultimate fashion.
For the romantics. Naomi Neoh’s stunning skirts were dipped in a swish of pink for the prettiest wedding day look. And you know I love pink! The designer has taken inspiration from the glamour and romance of vintage Hollywood and her gowns are crafted from only the finest silks and French lace.
Just what it says on the tin: timeless, couture. Encapsulating elegance and glamour, with a dramatic and contemporary twist.
Boho and beautiful as ever, this truly romantic collection for 2015 encapsulates mystical creatures of the sea and the ancient call of the Siren song. Magical.
The Nordic signature of Sadoni expresses pure simplicity and understated luxury through their flowy, feminine silk dresses.
Sometimes better known for their twinkling bridal accessories and tiaras, Ivory & Co also specialises in stunning silk designer wedding dresses. I’m in love with the subtle, swishy, silky glamour of the gown above. One to add to your dress hunt for sure.
A unique collection from Australia’s leading designer, a new and updated take on vintage bridal style.
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Former lawyer and bride to be Julia founded Brides Up North in 2010 with a chip on her shoulder. Frustrated by the poor Northern presence in glossy bridal magazines and online, she decided to do something about it herself. Astounded by the rapid growth of her blog and brand, Julia now manages Brides Up North’s online content alongside their busy wedding exhibition season, industry events and related commissions. And she’s always, always, got a new project on the go…