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Must knows for the New Year

As the year draws to a close we take a look at six companies that have a very bright 2016 ahead of them.

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Rosa Couture Oksana Karishma Victoria Kay Pongees Tarik Ediz


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Karishma Creations

Boasting more than 50 stockists in the UK and Ireland, the Karishma Creations portfolio has made a strong mark this side of the Atlantic. The Texas-based brand house specialises in bridal, occasionwear, eveningwear and prom dresses in a diverse assortment of fabrics including lace, tulle, chiffon, Mikado, satin and jersey. Whether a 16-year old school-leaver is looking for a glamourous mermaid shaped gown or a woman wants a flattering A-line dress for a Christmas ball, Karishma Creations provides a level of design and quality that is sure to impress. Collections include Envious Couture, which caters perfectly for special occasions, and Adagio Bridal, which is intended for the trendy bride who desires sophistication and glamour on her big day. With styles ranging from flirty laces to more traditional tulle you can expect Adagio Bridal to provide the right fit for every bride. Check out the collections for yourself at stand D14 at The London Bridal Show.

For further information on the company click here.



Oksana Mukha

Combining high artistic taste with luxurious European fabrics, Oksana Mukha offers its own vision of femininity and refinement for today’s bride. Elegant silhouettes, crop top dresses and stunningly crafted corsets are made from royal satin and Chantilly lace, while dresses across the latest collection are decorated with handmade embroidery, pearls, ostrich feathers and Swarovski crystals. The Ukranian brand offers dresses across a selection of price points, with its wedding gowns ranging in retail price from £400 to £3,000 and eveningwear that starts at just £200 and goes up to £6,000.  With just nine stockists across the UK and Ireland there is plenty of potential for wide-ranging exclusivity. Those that do choose that work with Oksana Mukha can expect continuous quality marketing support and a relevant and wide-ranging assortment of dresses each season.

For further information on the company click here.




One of the bridal industry’s biggest names in fabric, silk specialists Pongees, offers a fantastic selection of qualities in a kaleidoscope of colours. Pongees, which is celebrating its 85th anniversary, works closely with an international range of bridal manufacturers, couture houses and designers, so has a perfect understanding of the trends in fabrics and colours.

Whether you are looking for sheer organza, soft silky habotai or sumptuous crepe de chine, Pongees offers fabrics with impeccable quality and at excellent prices, coupled with second-to-none customer service and superb stock availability; minimums are as low as 1 metre.

Cutting and despatching is carried out at its new, specially designed, UK headquarters, so if you are in urgent need of a fabric for your collection or an alteration you can be assured of next day delivery.

For further information on the company click here.


Rosa Couture

Rosa Couture

Entering its tenth year in business, bridal company Rosa Couture is intent on providing fresh new styles to suit every budget. With prices ranging from £400 to £1,200 the label offers a wide range of gowns marrying the classic and traditional with the modern, and with sizes ranging from two to 30 there will be something to suit every bride you get through your door. The brand house now has three collections; its mainline Rosa Couture, a range of contemporary styles with a vintage twist; Blush by Rosa Couture, a selection of simple designs perfect for destination dresses plus fluffy tulle gowns, and Curves by Rosa Couture, its brand new plus size collection providing more structure than the other two lines. Make sure last year’s bestseller Darcy, a lace fishtail with pretty straps and a low back, is on your radar. Look out for Rosa Couture at The London Bridal Show on stand A13.

For further information on the company click here.


Tarik Ediz

Tarik Ediz

Appealing to chic, glamorous and sexy women this label produces gowns in Istanbul under the watchful eye of the designer himself. The dresses are made with exclusively designed French lace and exquisite fabrics including crepe, chiffon, satin and taffeta but it is the beadwork that really sets this label aside, with 100% handmade embroidery and beautiful crystal and pearl beadwork that stuns under any light. Paige, a silk, tulle and hand beaded pearl lace gown, has been the favourite of retailers so far this year alongside a figure hugging two piece that shows off the female form to perfection. The UK market is proving strong for Tarik Ediz with 50 stockists in across the UK and Ireland enticed by the Turkish craftsmanship.  Prices across Tarik Ediz and Tarik Ediz White range from $850 to $1,600.

For further information on the company click here.


Victoria KAy

Victoria Kay

There’s no stopping Victoria Kay at the moment with the bridal brand house continuing its expansion plans into 2016. At The Harrogate Bridal Show the company debuted its brand new White Collection, and at The London Bridal Show in March the team will introduce another label with recommended retail prices between £399 and £599 meaning the line with cater for all brides on a budget. For the year ahead you can expect the continued quality and value for money from its range of styles including fit and flares and dramatic illusion backs in fabulous shades of dusky pink and soft champagne.  The UK warehouse holds more than 150 gowns ready to be shipped for next day delivery so if a bride pops in looking for a last minute gown then you can rely on Victoria Kay to provide the goods quickly.

To contact the company click here.

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