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Donna Salado sets out the trends

Mark Lesley’s brilliant creative supremo moves effortlessly from collection to collection, always introducing new elements that raise the bar

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Ask Donna Salado about design direction and what the labels under her guidance will deliver at the London Bridal Show in March, and she is excited to share her thoughts. Here’s what YOU should be getting excited about…


  • Full pleated skirts and sexy fishtails some falling from higher on the hip
  • Billowing tulle skirts and fit and flare skirts with pleated bands
  • Pleated full skirts with cheeky pockets


  • Illusion necklines – some in the form of add-on jackets which fasten underneath the bodice and create a number of looks for one gown
  • High necklines and plunging sexy backs
  • Beaded belts with full flowing organza tails
  • Detachable trains with beaded buckles


  • Organza over pale gold brocade with crystal-beaded appliques
  • Flocked organza under layers of organza
  • Beautiful jacquard fabrics topped with beaded lace
  • Lace layered with devore
  • More beaded embroidery


  • Hand-sprayed lace shading from light to dark
  • The palest of pinks showing just a hint of colour
  • Caramel and winter melon
  • In Mark Lesley Bridesmaids, over 100 colours in chiffon and soft tulle

For Mark Lesley contact details, see our Brands Directory

To register for The London Bridal Show, click here

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