May 9, 2010
‘Life Imitates Art’ at White Gallery London
May 9, 2010
The final roll call has been announced for the hottest date in the international bridal industry calendar, White Gallery London. For the very first time from the 23rd – 25th May 2010, over thirty of the finest bridal designers from around the world including Amanda Wakeley, Claire Pettibone, Gemy Couture, Cymbeline, Domo Adami, Ian Stuart, Jesus Peiro, Lusan Mandongus, Suzanne Ermann and Ugo Zaldi - will come together at the stunning Saatchi Gallery in London to present their latest collections to elite international buyers and press.
Ian Stuart - Babylon
Amanda Wakeley Sposa will showcase the new collection for 2010, presenting a luxurious range of dresses, injecting fresh new shapes and contemporary, light fabrics. Cord embroidery is a dynamic and youthful embellishment on the bodice of a satin gown. A parachute hem gives a fresh twist to the traditional train. Gun metal chain detail trims an empire line georgette dress, making a unique statement.
Ian Stuart, voted ‘Designer of the Year’ at the Bridal Buyer Awards, will be bringing his 2010 collection to the show. The range is inspired by Queen Elizabeth 1st, Debbie Harry and Les Folies Bergere. Cascades of silk taffeta, with elaborate embellishments in tones of ivory through to crocodile green are brought together in Ian Stuart’s signature designs.
The best of British design talent is also represented, with Alan Hannah, Anoushka G, Donna Salado, Filippa Scott, Hollywood Dreams, Johanna Hehir, Lyn Ashworth, Nicki MacFarlane, Ritva Westenius, Sassi Holford, Stephanie Allin, Stewart Parvin and Suzanne Neville.
Top Spanish designer Jesus Peiro will add haute couture style to the line-up with his 2011 collection, drawing inspiration from the myth of Atlantis. New volumes creating free-flowing silhouettes in a combination of fabrics and irregular overlays characterise each piece. Also from Spain Pepe Botella will be making a debut in London.
Italian Domo Adami, founded in 1993 in Milan by Mauro Adami, will be presenting his latest collection. The design house has gone from strength to strength and now has ateliers in Rome, New York, Japan, Hong Kong and Moscow.
Flying the flag for France is the tricolor of Suzanne Ermann, Ugo Zaldi and Cymbeline. High end Parisian designer Suzanne Ermann is known for her pleats, hoops and curls which come to life in the slightest movement. As a graduate of the ‘Employer’s Federation School of Haute Couture’ in Paris, Suzanne Ermann studied with the greatest designers including Chanel and Mugler. Her approach to design has a rare mixture of playfulness and glamour, very much on trend.
White Gallery London will be a one stop shop for exclusive retailers and buyers who will also be able to discover bridal accessories and occasion wear from Filippa Scott, Freya Rose, Halo & Co, Hassall, Ivory & Co, Jo Thorne, Katzi, Magpie Vintage, Nikki Macfarlane, Polly Edwards, Rachel Simpson, Rainbow Couture and Vivien Sheriff.
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