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Cagteks

Cagteks

With more than 40 years’ experience, Cagteks is one of the leading bridal brands in Turkey. Whilst Cagteks is based in Istanbul, our wide range of products are sold all over the world.

At Cagteks, we aim for luxury and elegance, whist remaining on trend with every collection. This, coupled with our fine craftsmanship, means we continue to embellish the dreams of prospect brides with our new magical collections.

Not only do we offer a magical experience for brides, but our flexibility in production numbers, and advantaged regional requirements means we’re practical stockists for retailers.

This year was the first year we showcased our brand at luxury bridal trade show, White Gallery. It was a great success and we are happy to have broken into the London market.

For us, attending White Gallery has been an incredibly useful vessel into the London and international bridal markets. We managed to present our brand and collections to boutique owners around London, Ireland, Belgium and even Egypt.

We had very good reactions to our brand and our alternative style was loved among many.

Diane Hassall

Diane Hassall

Fall in love with Diane Hassall’s new shoe collection, recently showcased at White Gallery. “We had a great reaction to our new collection at the White Gallery” says Di, “retailers are really getting behind the nude and blush palette and also seemed to love the soft greys and blues we launched at the show.”

Di’s signature style combines beautiful fabrics, embroidery and embellishment with her current colour crush - a delicate palette of beautiful nude and blush shades. Alongside superb craftsmanship, creativity and versatility are of utmost importance to Di.

Not only must Di’s shoes look gorgeous, but they must be totally comfortable… And ideally not only for one day. Di has designed her latest range to be worn time and again, she says: “Brides are at the centre of what we do, but I don’t just want brides to wear these shoes once. This colour palette works beautifully for bridal, but also for day and evening wear. We see these shoes as investment pieces to be worn again and again.”

Brides can also bring a touch of their own creativity to their Diane Hassall bridal shoes too with the label's Shoe Artistry service. Retailers are provided with a beautiful ‘chocolate box’ of goodies, containing gorgeous 50's style bows, embellished flowers and blousy blooms, with which they can add a unique touch to their favourite Diane Hassall design.

At Diane Hassall, you will find contemporary design and quality. Put simply, Dianne Hassall offer ‘beautiful shoes made beautifully’.

Elbeth Gillis

Elbeth Gillis

Glamorous, luxurious and oh so international bridal designer, Elbeth Gillis, has been attending White Gallery for four years now. "I've always loved White Gallery," Elbeth says, "but this year was amazing. The new venue drew more buyers and visitors, and the right kind. I think Ocean Media worked hard on talking to their target market, and it worked. I especially loved the increased international presence at the show, because they resonate with the quality of my brand."

Elbeth Gillis launched two complementary collections for 2019: Luminescence is comprised of full-length gowns, while Arniston Blue continues her legacy of empowering brides with choice with mix-and-match separates. It is worth highlighting a unique offering in Arniston Blue: Elbeth’s own line of light-as-air mohair and silk jerseys, intended for the cool-weather bride and meant to be worn over her gown as needed.

When asked about the trends she saw at White Gallery, Elbeth noted, “Feathers were a top trend, and the nude look is still very popular. I also noticed simpler gowns with clean lines.”

Nicola Anne

Nicola Anne

Following White Gallery March 2018, Nicola Harvey Rowley was delighted with the response she received from her newly launched Beautiful Spirit Collection from Nicola Anne for 2019.

“I was delighted with the first two days of the show in terms of the reactions of new customers and my existing stockists. I found that customers were looking for something different without being too alternative”, said Nicola. “Given the uncertain economic climate, the collection went down really well with customers as they appear to have confidence in both delivery and quality from me and my business”.

Fabrics and colours are the integral part of the success according to Nicola. Ivory with the merest tone of oyster is a beautiful choice for a wedding gown, along with subtle rose gold tones. Art Deco beaded lace, embroidered sequin tulle and 3D embroidered laces all added to the feel and look of the collection. Designs to work with 21st century girl’s shape is the new priority.

The separates collection appears to be growing in popularity and with no minimums, no discontinued products and authentic designer days with ‘the designer’, things are looking rosy for this UK designed and manufactured label.

Rasha

Rasha

The designer, Rasha, graduated with BA (Hons) in Design for Performance, specialising in costume and set design for film and theatre, from Central Saint Martins. After completing her Masters in Scenography, exploring live performance and film, Rasha fell in love with effortless glamour.

Rasha ensures all her gowns are effortlessly glamourous by ensuring they consist of four design laws: comfort, detail, quality and beading. The four laws are fundamental to Rasha’s design language, they serve as the starting point for each dress, making RASHA the market leader for effortless glamour bridal wear.

Rasha founded her company, RASHA, to bring theatre, glamour and empowerment to you. Whether walking on the red carpet to a gala event, or walking through the centre aisle, your performance should be effortless, glamorous, and empowering.

Rasha makes it her company’s mission: to empower people.

 

Tal Kedem

Tal Kedem

As a child, Tal Kedem begged her mother to teach her to sew. But with a fulltime job and four children to raise, there was never enough time. When Tal was 15, she decided she wanted to dress up as Nelly Olsen from ‘Little House on the Prairie for Purim, the equivalent to Halloween on the Jewish calendar. She bought loads of fabric, figured out how to work the machine and eventually managed to make a long puffy skirt attached to a corset made form an old bra and elbow-high gloves to match.

Over the next few years, Tal taught herself to cut patterns using her mother’s German Burda Style pattern magazines. Tal’s divorce left her with only her clothes, a few personal items, and the sewing machine and magazines. Looking for an apartment, Tal knew she had to be close to the textile cluster in central Tel Aviv and that she must find a way to support herself. She sold all the gold jewellery she’d received for her wedding and ordered a massive cutting table the following morning. Tal started advertising online, offering her services as a pattern cutter. Soon enough the business grew and Tal and her team were cutting patterns for well-known designers as well as private customers.

This 2018 bridal collection by Tal Kedem is a result of years of experience, great passion and her dream to make women feel what she did when she fell in love with a dress for the very first time.

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