Inside White Gallery

Already regarded as the most influential of all international exhibitions because of its designer-only criteria, White Gallery London will be opening its doors 19-21 May, to an eager audience of top retailers and the press. These are some of the 2014 collections that will be making their mark

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Blue Bridalwear
For 2014 Angela Pitcher Dowdell has designed a core collection of dresses, lace vests and belts which mix and match to create a bride’s own unique look. The idea was sparked by Bardot, Blue’s best-selling gown, which took on a new form gradually as the bride first puts on the dress, then the beautiful Chantilly lace vest and then the label’s signature wide belt with a flat bow. Says Angela: “A bride is willing to spend upward of £2,000 on her gown if the retailer is giving her one-to-one attention in a quality environment.”
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Madeline Isaac-James
According to designer Natalie Gladman: “In 2014, brides will be looking for beautiful silk fabrics, excellent fit and the flexibility to adapt and create new styles from one dress with changeable elements such as sleeves, trains, belts and corsages.” Her new collection features an abundance of silk tulle, silk organza and silk charmeuse in unusual silhouettes that, however different, still retain the Madeline Isaac-James’ signature style, be it in full skirted formal gowns or slinky red carpet numbers. Embellishments are key and in addition to touches of unusual Guipure laces, you’ll see Swarovski with silk organza and silk tulle floral elements.
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Qiana
The discerning bride looks for impeccable styling, attention to detail, luxurious fabrics, and comfort, says Wendy Peddlesden of the design duo behind the new Qiana label. Handcrafting every gown here in the UK, Qiana is focused on classic looks and couture detailing; the company’s Rose Collection of 20-pieces uses the finest silk, organza and lace and introduces exquisite full multi-layered skirts with beautifully structured bodices – a look that suggests the best of 50s influences.
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Terry Fox
Simplicity with electricity is how award winning-designer Terry Fox describes her Jet Deco collection. The fabrics are created by cleverly piecing together French, beaded, Chantilly and corded laces with rich heavy silk satin, crepe and tulle. The styles are shapely – low line fishtail, bias and circular and slinky A-lines, all beautifully finished with a deco touch, featuring belt clasps, dress clips and padded beadwork.
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Jesus Peiro
The 2014 collection from Merche Segarra is based on the traditional principles of dressmaking, focusing on volume, rich fabrics, refined lines and graphic detailing. Brocade and damasks are embellished both with and without beaded embroidery. The trims are more discreet in this collection than previously, giving prominence instead to the fabric. Waists are emphasised with combined ribbons and subtle linear embellishments; the collection also incorporates large flowers creating a pretty and whimsical finishing touch.
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Harbridge & Bowen
The launch collection from this new label master-minded by bridal entrepreneur Diane Harbridge and designer Sharon Bowen, promises to be a real treat. What’s in store are big, glamorous silk duchess satin 50s-inspired gowns with bold repro embellishments, slinky vintage-style gowns with exquisite embroideries, plunging décolletage and backs and some stunning finishing touches in headdresses, veils and shoes. There is a dreamy palette of four soft-aged tones reminiscent of a bygone era which adds to the appeal of this special collection. For contact details, click here

Katya Katya Shehurina
The inspiration behind this dramatic brand lies in the dynamic of the contemporary world, speed of movement and blurred boundaries. Feminine lace gently repeats the curves of the body while the under dress, crafted from contemporary micro-fibre, allows freedom in movement and change of mood through colour. Detachable silk collars embellished with crystals allow a casual dress to be transformed into a stunning evening outfit and vice versa.
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