Hello lovely readers, foreseeing the latest bridal trends has always been synonymous with New York’s Bridal market, so it was refreshing to find that some UK organisers decided to put together LBFW to help shake up the industry and offer an alternative to The White Gallery, which up until recently was the UK’s only bridal market equivalent.
LBFW was a three day event held at London’s Old Billingsate and showcased over 80 collections of designer and premium labels from around the world. Today I am featuring some of the 2016 designer collections which stood out for me. First up is Ritva Westenius a designer with over 35 years experience therefore its not surprising that she is known for meticulous construction, skilled craftsmanship, beautiful Italian and French fabrics and lace and exquisite beading.
As you know by now, wedding separates are popular but what I love about these outfits from Ritva is that you can dress them up or down depending on the kind of wedding you are going for. Choose between intricate beading or plain silk, make it formal or more casual the choice is yours.
Next up is Sanyukta Shrestha , what I loved about this collection was the return to the 80s as it featured embroidered leotard tops, ra ra skirts and lace leggings. What I also have to mention is the designer has decided to donate 10% of each Sanyukta Shrestha 2016 collection be it a wedding or flower girl dress to help in aiding the relief for earthquake Nepal. Nice.
Finally if you love dress shirts how about this bridal equivalent from Arga and Arga for the truly alternative bride.