I’m always excited to feature new talent, so this week I’m pleased as punch to have discovered a new bridal collection named Lorie X that launched this Autumn (October 2014), offering something unique. Remember this summer we saw Angelina Jolie showing off how children’s doodles can make veils unique (see post here), well the Lorie x collection features hand inked and photographic digital prints. How cool is that?
The designer behind the label, Laura Hall uses print in a subtle way, through either hand drawings or photographs to add texture and colour to garments. Her aim is to invite brides to have an input in the process with a print developed on whatever they wish. This ensures garments have the brides personality truly tied up in them and no two designs will ever be the same.
The Cordelia dress featured above is hand drawn and features sandwashed silk habotai with Belgian corded and vintage lace.
The collection made up of bridal gowns and bridal separates inspired by romanticism, features fluid pieces made from the finest silks, laces, and jacquards. The Tatiana dress featured above is made with a cotton jacquard bodice and a printed silk organza skirt, layered over silk crepe de chine and starts from £1500 pounds.
As well as the choice of printing, brides can choose fabrics and style, using the pieces featured in the capsule range and if you are after traditional elements to your dress, this is also possible with Lorie x. The Lucie Dress featured above has covered buttons which is a traditional feature and comes with a Duchess silk satin bodice and a silk chiffon printed skirt layered over silk crepe de chine to add the modern colour twist.
Staying on trend, Lorie X also features gorgeous seperates. As you know seperates have been all the rage this season and will continue into next year. With Lorie x separates starting at £800 the Celine top above is made with Cotton jacquard and appliqued corded lace whilst the julia skirt comes in a Duchess silk satin, lined in silk habotai.
If you like the idea of having something subtely handprinted or photographed with colour on your wedding dress, do take a look at Lorie X full collection here. Dependent on whether you go for something completely bespoke you are looking at between two to six months in order to make one of these dresses your own and mixing and matching is always an option like the above Ophelia skirt and Estella Lace top.
Credits: Photography by Lucy Alice Edwards for Lorie X