The best of British bridal talent are preparing to showcase their collections to buyers from across the globe this May at White Gallery London.
The designer trade show, which will return to Battersea Evolution from 15 to 17 May, is renowned for bringing the very best bridal designers 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 35 years in the bridal industry, Stephanie Allin, Alan Hannah, Catherine Deane, Caroline Castigliano, Eliza Jane Howell, Charlotte Balbier, Lyn Ashworth, Mooshki and many more.
Returning once again to White Gallery is renowned designer Alan Hannah, who will launch brand his new collection on the catwalk. Designer Marguerite has created beautifully light pieces that feature a subtle touch of luxurious embellishment. Chiffon and organza are the key fabrics providing a flowing and romantic feel to the exquisite new pieces. Colour will feature strongly once again, with pastels plus gold and silver brocades and damasks.
Welsh designer Stephanie Allin is another of the white hot names that will join the unrivalled line-up. Stephanie continues to focus on creating dresses for the ‘real bride’, concentrating on shapes to flatter the female figure. Look out for beautiful fabrics highlighted with intricate embellishment, hints of coloured appliqués and unusual jacquard prints.
Ultra-feminine meets sensuality with Caroline’s Castigliano’s Love is in the Air collection, which will launch at White Gallery this May. Highlights across the luxury collection 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.
Meanwhile, Eliza Jane Howell’s new 2017 collection features new designs that radiate with the label’s signature style. Think dramatic pieces with plunging backs and higher necklines that 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.
Another British favourite, 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.
Unveiling a collection that marries fresh styles and timeless shapes, Catherine Deane will present her latest bridal collection at Battersea. The range is perfectly 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.
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.
Register today for the show by visiting www.whitegallery.com