House of iKons

House of iKons 15-16 September 2018 @ Millennium Gloucester, London

House of iKons

House of iKons is back again DURING London Fashion Week this September bringing fashion and creativity from around the world under one roof.  House of iKons success is based on the unique concept, celebrating the new generation of global fashion talent.

House of iKons

Founded by Savita Kaye, her ambition is for House of iKons to be a global brand, known for launching emerging designers. Working with global media partners has enabled House of iKons shows to be aired worldwide to millions of viewers.

In addition to House of iKons DURING London Fashion Week, shows have taken place in Los Angeles, Bangkok, Beijing, Cannes, Dubai and Abu Dhabi and partnered with official Budapest Fashion Week and International Amsterdam Fashion Week.

House of iKons

House of iKons is supporting brands from around the world giving them global exposure and platforming them to the next level. Some of our designers have been stocked in boutiques and department stores around the world and dressing some of the biggest celebrities on the red carpet, music videos and concerts; such as Beyoncé, JLo, Katy Perry, Lady Ga Ga, Paris Hilton, Britney Spears, Tyra Banks to name but a few.

This season the show will be held over two days with one day dedicated to children’s fashion and a solo segment which will be creating something HISTORIC which has never been done or seen globally in fashion history!!

The solo segment on Saturday 15th September by ‘Honee” will have both human and robotic models, bringing fashion and advanced technology together. Honee a creative visionary stated “I am thrilled to have the sponsorship of the Ohmni Lab, a tele-presence robotic company.  My show with the House of iKons this September is named “ÁI”, in reference to Artificial Intelligence and also the play on the Vietnamese word ÁI for love and the Chinese phonetic AI for love as well. We’re in the world of AI and loving it. I use fashion as the language to express the skins we are in.  In my upcoming show, it’s not about the future of robots, of a world unknown, but of the presence, the NOW and Ohmni Lab is ushering the world of NOW with their tele-presence robots. I’m honoured and super excited to be a part of the Ohmni lab journey.”

House of iKons

For the first time a dedicated show to Children’s Fashion will be taking place with children designers and models flying in from around the world. House of iKons hope this puts London on the map for Children’s Fashion Show and its designers. As the company always states ‘Fashion is for anyone, any age, anywhere around the world’.

Be prepared to witness first hand these amazing #iKons.  House of iKons will be supporting the charity The Sharan Project this season, protection of women and young children in vulnerable and abusive situations. Percentage of the ticket sales will be going to this charity.

This event is sponsored by OHMNILabs, Vida for You, Elle Zahra Beauty, Avalon and ROISS Natural Mineral Water.

SCHEDULE:

Saturday 15th September 2018

Fashion Mixer & Networking Segment One: 2.30pm

  1. GRAND OPENING: Chavez
  2. Balazs Ester
  3. Edele
  4. Sabas Creation
  5. Bjorne of Norway
  6. MEM
  7. Dimple Amrin
  8. One Off by Tatiana Pintilli
  9. GRAND FINALE: Sima Brew

Fashion Mixer & Networking Segment Two: 4.30pm

  1. GRAND OPENING: Michael Lombard
  2. Giulia Bechi
  3. Kajin UK
  4. Designed by Josh
  5. Zarena Haute Couture
  6. Czarina Kaftans
  7. Stephane Koerwyn
  8. GRAND FINALE: Sigrun

Fashion Mixer & Networking GRAND SOLO SEGMENT 7.30pm

Honee sponsored by OHMNILabs

Sunday 16th September iKonic Kids Fashion

Fashion Mixer & Networking Segment One: 1.30pm

  1. GRAND OPENING: Be Unique Be You
  2. U.King & Queen
  3. Triple D
  4. Little Royals
  5. GRAND FINALE: Lavender Rose

Fashion Mixer & Networking Segment Two: 3.30pm

  1. GRAND OPENING: Camellia Couture
  2. Me Clothing
  3. Be Unique Be You
  4. JAL Fashion
  5. GRAND FINALE: Korn Taylor

Exhbition Area 15-16th September

  1. The Sharan Project
  2. Balazs Eszter
  3. Czarina Kaftans
  4. Hema Vyas
  5. Edele
  6. U.King & Queen
  7. Kajin UK
  8. Bjorne of Norway
  9. Designed by Josh
  10. ROISS Natural Mineral Water
  11. OHMNILabs
  12. Vida for You Organic Skin Care
  13. JKang Academy
  14. Mitch Desunia

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/house-of-ikons-during-london-fashion-week-september-15th-16th-tickets-47634646510

Web site: www.houseofikons.com

House of iKons

Olverum

Olverum – A Royal Appointment

Olverum bath oil with its aromatic senses is rumoured to be a favourite beauty regime for the Royal Family!  Bride Icon have had an opportunity to find out exactly why this elegant little green bottle is thought to have become an essential product for the Royals.

Olverum

Firstly, without even opening the bottle the appearance oozes a sense of calm therapy that already sets the scene on what is about to become a very indulgent experience.  Olverum is a unique and highly concentrated, therapeutic bath oil which contains 10 pure essential oils, carefully blended to work synergistically.  However, what is most important to note is that an Olverum bath is a very effective way to naturally relieve stress and help you achieve a great nights’ sleep – something that is essential to every bride to be!  It is also a great way to ease aching or sore muscles (such a treat after a workout!) and is the perfect soothing antidote to a cold or flu  – not forgetting the unique aromatic, unisex scent.

For many years Olverum survived only by word of mouth – a cult product known in the UK to only a small number of passionate devotees. Now beautifully re-packaged, yet still retaining the same formulation loved for over eight decades, Olverum recently re-launched under new British ownership.

Olverum

Bride Icon has indulged itself with numerous relaxing baths using Olverum and we can only describe it as a heavenly route to eternal exquisiteness.  With every bride, stress and long days of endless planning is all part and parcel of the build up to their exciting day, so what more could you ask for than to pamper yourself with a luxurious bath oil that creates the most perfect aromatic explosion to all your senses.

The Sunday Times Style Magazine recently described Olverum as a ‘bath nirvana’. It truly is… and one that every Bride would want to keep hold of!

Olverum

You can get your own bottle of luxury from Harvey Nichols, Fenwick and Conran. The 125ml bottles is £32.00 and will be enough for 25 baths.  The 250ml size will be £58 and enough for 50 baths. The travel set is £22 and enough for 9 baths.  For further details see www.olverum.com

Lyn Ashworth

Lyn Ashworth Boutique Opens In Staffordshire

Lyn Ashworth

Lyn Ashworth

Sarah Barrett, Creative Director of the Lyn Ashworth label is thrilled to announce the opening of her very first stand-alone flagship bridal showroom in Staffordshire.

Lyn Ashworth

Lyn Ashworth

Set in a beautiful barn conversion on the Duchy of Lancaster Estate, this bridal showroom and manufacturing studio is set to be the go-to destination for brides in 2018 and beyond.

Lyn Ashworth

Lyn Ashworth

Here brides will find the latest dresses from the current 2018 Daydreamer collection alongside the forthcoming 2019 Pure Love collection, plus bestsellers and firm favourites from past collections. In-house bespoke commissions will be available upon request for brides looking for that extra special and super exclusive couture wedding gown.

Lyn Ashworth

Lyn Ashworth

Not only this, but the showroom stocks shoes, jewellery and hair accessories. The Boutique is a one stop bridal shop for brides looking for beautifully made dresses, timeless silhouettes and exquisite craftsmanship all made inhouse on the Duchy Estate in Staffordshire.

Lyn Ashworth

Lyn Ashworth

To book an appointment call +44(0) 1283 820643

New Address Details:
Unit 2, Upper Linbrook Farm
Kingstanding
Burton Upon Trent
Staffordshire
DE13 9PF

 Lynashworth.co.uk

Lyn Ashworth

Donna Marina

Donna Marina Couture

Donna Marina situated in Birmingham UK is the couture brand showcasing the fashion designer Marina Zeleznak, endorsing femininity and elegance through her bespoke designs. Ranging from stylish cocktail and full length evening dresses for special occasions, right through to bespoke bridal, Marina is adamant that high end couture and sophistication is the foundation behind her brand.

Donna Marina

Her inspirations when designing are broadly taken from what her experiences in life and spirituality have given – and these individual insights streams through in each and every dress.  Nature and heritage also plays a huge part in creating spectacular eye-catching looks, and most recently creating one of the lightest and brightest collections yet.

Donna Marina

The amalgamations of inspiration within her couture range is an unusual but fascinating mix of Roman culture, Southern Italian panoramic views, exotic food and folk stories, but on the other end of the spectrum Donna Marina couture applies temples, the streets in Waterloo, Birmingham nights and the international influence of the London night circuit.  It’s quite a combination, but for Donna Marina these are the beliefs that materialise to accomplish her desires in creating something very special and unique for the modern and elegant woman.

Donna Marina

Donna Marina couture features Sanya Malik in her latest collection.  Sanya is one of the brand’s strong faces and as a successful model herself, she promotes her own sense of style and elegance that matches the brand’s deep roots of femininity.  Sanya has been flourishing with her endeavours in modelling both here in the UK and abroad, and endorses the Donna Marina luxury dresses with panache and the grace that it deserves.  However, she has most recently been successful in accomplishing her dream of being featured in Vogue Italia. 

Donna Marina

Bride Icon have put together some of our favourite couture designs from the new collection by Donna Marina featuring the beautiful Sanya Malik.  If you are looking for that something extraordinary for your special day that reaps glamour and style, but with a twist of distinctive inspiration – then we know you will be thrilled by what Donna Marina couture has to offer.

Donna Marina

Donna Marina

For further details see Donna Marina’s website here: www.donnamarina.com

Model:  Sanya Malik www.instagram.com/official_sanya

Photography courtesy of Francis Kinsella https://www.facebook.com/frankinsellaphoto/

Silver ring with a silver metal feather by Atif Hussain Whosayn Designs www.instagram.com/atifmod1

Andrea Hawkes

Andrea Hawkes Launches 2019 Reflection @ The Shard

The British bridal designer Andrea Hawkes displayed a fine showcase of her latest 2019 ‘Reflection’ collection of bridal gowns in one of the finest venues – the Shangri-la Hotel at The Shard.

Andrea Hawkes

With spectacular views across the London skyline, the catwalk show in association with Brides Magazine revealed an evening of bridal elegance.  Guests were treated to an evening of luxury delights with sparkling champagne by Moët & Chandon and beauty and make-up consultations by Bobbi Brown prior to the main bridal catwalk show.

Andrea Hawkes

Andrea Hawkes Bridal is located in the affluent Fulham Road, South Kensington and offers brides her wide-ranging experience on classic couture by designing the perfect wedding dress for the modern woman.  Andrea is dedicated in creating the right ambience for each and every bride who arrives at the boutique with a welcoming environment, and providing a professional service with true expertise.

Andrea Hawkes

The ‘Reflection’ collection focuses on her signature detailing of being simplistic but sophisticated and features precision silhouettes fitted to perfection. The collection presents contemporary and detailed fabrics using high quality natural silks and French lace and includes jackets and belts.

Andrea Hawkes

Andrea Hawkes

Andrea Hawkes

Andrea Hawkes

Andrea Hawkes

Andrea Hawkes

Andrea Hawkes

Andrea Hawkes

Andrea Hawkes

Andrea Hawkes

Andrea Hawkes

Andrea Hawkes

Andrea Hawkes

Andrea Hawkes

Andrea Hawkes

Andrea Hawkes

Thank you to Andrea Hawkes and Brides Magazine.  Bride Icon have put together some of our favourite designs of the new collection with an additional touch of the spectacular view from The Shard!

House of iKons

Highlights from House of iKons, London

The House of iKons this year, once again, brought together a whole variety of emerging designers – but what made it even more special was the very young designers and models that stole the show!  Founded by Savika Kaye, under Lady K Productions, Savita has shown some real determination in showcasing up and coming designers on the best platforms across the globe, with some of the designers given the opportunity to work with the top artists is the music and film industry too.

The House of iKons brand is now a force to be reckoned within the fashion industry.  As well as supporting new emerging fashion creatives, it also supports emerging music artists giving them a platform to perform, and providing exposure through events such as this  here in London and overseas.

Bride Icon have put together some of our best highlights from the show that took place at the Millenium Gloucester Hotel in London, in front of a full house of guests including VIPs from the Philippines.  Savita Kaye’s drive and passion in creating these shows has provided an unmissable platform for emerging designers to be given the opportunity to showcase some incredible new talent in this year’s London extravaganza!

Sharon Bowen-Dryden

House of iKons

House of iKons

Honey Moon (Honee Persona)

House of iKons

House of iKons

Aandrei David

House of iKons

House of iKons

House of iKons

House of iKons

JAL Kids Fashion

House of iKons

Shaan Mu

Shaan Mu Expert Make-up Artist @ Aashni & Co Wedding Show

 

Aashni & Co

Shaan MuSomerset House, played host to the top South Asian fashion and beauty experts for the much anticipated Aashni + Co Wedding Show in London.  Among all the embellishments, jewellery and lavish designs, Bride Icon caught up with the celebrity makeup artist Shaan Mu.  This cheeky chappie with a sparkling personality promotes a mega clientele list ranging from Bollywood stars such as Shraddha Kapoor, Jacqueline Fernandez to becoming a YouTube sensation in a short span of time with his outstanding expert beauty tips and masterclass tutorials.

 

Shaan Mu (Muttathil) began his career as a BSc fashion designer, and insists it all happened as a mistake!   No mistake when a chance offer to do a hair and makeup styling course in Delhi changed the direction of his career forever.  After becoming top of the class in cosmetics, he was certain, this is what he wanted to set out to do.  His career as a makeup artist began in 2006 unknown to the world of cosmetics, but 12 years later he holds a proud and gratifying catalogue of being part of 47 Bollywood movies, including 1 Telegu film and 1 international film.

 

We asked Shaan how it felt to be beautifying some of the most elite Bollywood stars and celebrities in the world!  Being the ever so professional he feels so blessed, appreciative and loves that he has been given such an opportunity.  No doubt saying it’s also been a struggle consisting of a lot of hard work.  However, by acquiring quite the business mindset, he has earned himself the recognition that he deserves as an accomplished makeup artist.  Shaan acknowledges being in the film industry is not easy and even super stars have to go through their tough times.  After struggling for years Shaan has reached the place he wants to be – although we think the world is still his oyster!

 

Shaan MuAs for brides, Shaan is clear on bridal looks and creativity, although he will advise and share his ideas on what would look good for a bride – he will always ensure the brides have their say, especially if they were after a particular look – recognising this is her day.  This celebrity makeup expert is a follower of trends and keeps up with them, but not necessarily all the time.  He would prefer as a beauty expert to mainly highlight their faces, especially around the eyes, lips and cheeks – the holy grail to the art of beauty!

 

 

Bride Icon couldn’t resist asking Shaan who would be the ideal icon that he would love to create a superior look for and, of course, internationally it had to be Kim Kardashian, who he says is a superb businesswoman in her own right.  Nonetheless, there is no doubt his heart is set on Rekha the Bollwood film idol who he considers a beautiful soul both inside and out would be the epitome of his career – we hope it happens Shaan!  We would like to say a huge thank you to Shaan for taking the time out to speak to Bride Icon at the Aashni & Co Wedding Show in London.

 


Feature & Photos by Sinni Kumar
Founder & Chef Editor of Bride Icon

yoga

The Yoga Wellness Company Offers Luxury Retreats for 2018

yoga“New Year, New You” – we are all familiar with the age-old cliché that gets banded around at this time of year, yet nonetheless, we routinely begin to prep-talk ourselves about all the healthy initiatives we will undertake (after Christmas that is!),  However, aside from the initial two-week hype in January, very rarely do we actually follow through on our New Year’s #HealthGoals – and it’s easy to see why with summer seemingly way over the horizon.

YogaSo, this year, let’s try a new tactic. Instead of telling ourselves all the things we need to give up, let’s give ourselves something to look forward to; something that not only fits with our health goals, but something that will also give us a new outlook on maintaining a healthy lifestyle – all year round.

yogaJoin The Yoga Wellness Company in 2018 for one of their exclusive luxury yoga retreats – and give your body that TLC it deserves after all the stress you’ve put your mind and body through in 2017.

YogaHosted in some of the most beautiful locations Europe has to offer, escape the hustle and bustle of the workplace and enjoy yoga practices that is tailored to your needs and ability. The team of Yoga experts have carefully created the retreats to allow you to enjoy as much freedom as you need to explore the beautiful locations, eat plentifully and enjoy as much (or as little!) Yoga as you like – This is YOUR experience.

yogaWhether you’re looking for a Spring, Autumn or Winter break, book your place at one of their retreats.  First of the retreats is the Austrian Alpine Retreat on the 21st – 27th April. Immerse yourself in the stunning natural landscapes of Mühlbacham Hochkönig. With miles of lush greenery and a dramatic backdrop of the alps, this is a truly magical place to leave your busy lifestyle behind.

Jennifer Ellis, founder of The Yoga Wellness Company and wellness enthusiast of 25 years commented, “Our retreats are an invitation to let go of everyday responsibilities and immerse yourself in yoga, to deepen your understanding of the practice and gain new insights within a nurturing environment whilst also enjoying the space and time to relax in beautiful surroundings with fellow guests. You will leave feeling inspired and rejuvenated.”

Whichever you choose, The Yoga Wellness Company’s retreats are ideal for those looking to escape the hectic city life and find greater balance in mind and body for 2018.

 

To book your place, please visit www.theyogawellnesscompany.com or email Hello@theyogawellnesscompany.com

 

 

Lynn Ashworth

Lyn Ashworth New Boutique Opening January 2018

Lynn AshworthLyn AshworthSarah Barrett, Creative Director of the Lyn Ashworth label is thrilled to announce the opening of her very first stand-alone flagship bridal boutique in Staffordshire.  Set in a beautiful barn conversion on the Duchy of Lancaster Estate, this bridal showroom and manufacturing studio is set to be the go-to destination for brides in 2018.

Here brides will find the latest dresses from the brand new 2018 Daydreamer collection alongside bestsellers and firm favourites from past collections. In-house bespoke commissions will be available upon request for brides looking for that extra special and super exclusive wedding gown.

Not only this, but the showroom will also stock bridesmaid dresses, shoes, jewellery and hair accessories. The Boutique will be a one stop bridal shop for brides looking for beautifully made dresses, timeless silhouettes and exquisite craftsmanship, plus everything for ‘maids and more.

To book an appointment call +44(0) 1283 820643
New Address Details:
Unit 2, Upper Linbrook Farm
Kingstanding
Burton Upon Trent
Staffordshire
DE13 9PF

Lynashworth.co.uk

Berta

Worldwide Debut of Berta Bridal Fall 2018 Collection

Berta

The Wedding Club are to host the Worldwide Debut of the Berta Bridal Fall 2018 Collection in central London next month.  Take a look at the invite below for further details and how to book.

Berta

Berta

Berta

The Wedding Club will also be following up this lavish evening of stylish fashion with Trunk Shows over 2 weekends at their Knightsbridge store. This really is the perfect opportunity to be amongst the first brides to ever try the dresses and to find your dream dress!  Discounts shall apply on all orders placed at the Trunk Show and you may even meet the designer herself, who will be making an appearance!

 

We expect demand to be high and spaces are very limited so contact The Wedding Club today on www.wedding-club.co.uk

 

Aashni & Co

Bridal Designer Sabyasachi To Feature @ Aashni & Co Wedding Show 2018

Aashni & CoIndian fashion luminary, Sabyasachi, will be among the coveted lineup of couturiers participating in the UK’s leading, South Asian high fashion extravaganza, Aashni + Co Wedding Show 2018, taking place at Somerset House, London on 21st January 2018.  Today, with four flagship stores across India under his eponymous label, Sabyasachi; formidable national and global collaborations; as well as a strong foothold in the Indian film and television industry, Sabyasachi Mukherjee is a revered and celebrated name in the fashion fraternity and is especially credited with refreshing memories of India’s halcyon past with his signature products and profoundly vivid imagery. 

Aashni & CoEvery Sabyasachi product is lovingly and painstakingly created by the skilled hands of artisanal craftmen using traditional techniques passed on through generations. The House of Sabyasachi keeps artisanal craftsmanship, heritage, creativity, exceptional quality and par excellence service at the core of all its activities. Each handcrafted product is unique and each experience is memorable. The brand’s bridal couture is reflective of women and men who are modern but are also deeply rooted in tradition. Visitors to the Aashni + Co Wedding Show will have the opportunity of meeting the designer in person.

After three successful residencies at The Dorchester, Mayfair, Aashni + Co Wedding Show 2018 will transform one of the UK’s leading cultural venues, Somerset House, into a wonderland for discerning brides and fashionistas alike, setting a landmark precedent in the South Asian fashion and bridal sector in the UK. Some of India and Pakistan’s most celebrated designers will once again descend on the Capital to present their latest bridal and couture collections on one high-end platform. Showcasing alongside them will be the leading names in fine jewellery, accessories and wedding/ occasion services, with visitors having the opportunity of meeting their favourite and wish list designers and suppliers in person, accessibility being key to the show.

Aashni & CoParticipating brands to exhibit in the Department of Clothing will be: Sabyasachi, Tarun Tahiliani, Gaurav Gupta, Rimple & Harpreet Narula, Astha Narang, Bageecha, Elan, Gaurang, Mishru, Samant Chauhan, Shantanu & Nikhil, Shehla Chatoor, Shyamal & Bhumika and Varun & Nidhika.

Exhibiting brands in the Department of Fine Jewellery will be: Amrapali, Araaya, Birdhichand Ghanshyamdas Jewellers, Jaipur Gems, Jewels by Queenie, Khanna Jewellers, Moksh, Rose Diamonds and Sunita Shekhawat.

Participating names in the Department for Jewellery and Accessories will be: Aamir Naveed, Ahujasons, Ambreen Ahmed, Amishi London, Chakra, Isharya, Outhouse, Paraphernalia, Rani Pink, Rusaru, RWS, Shaan Mu and The Wedding House.

Style council will also be provided during the day through a series of intimate masterclasses with some of the most internationally respected names in styling, makeup artistry, wedding planning and the fashion and beauty blogosphere.

Aashni & CoJanuary being the seasonal buying and browsing period for Summer brides and grooms, Aashni + Co Wedding Show 2018 will curate the latest bridal, occasion wear and couture collections from the top tier of the South Asian design spectrum, alongside the leading brand names in jewellery, accessories and wedding services. The grandiose of Somerset House will be further transformed through floral styling by Zita Elze, an award-winning artist, designer, teacher, creator of the Living Embroidery Bridal collection and design consultant.

 

Aashni + Co Wedding Show
Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 1LA on
21st January 2018, 10.30am – 6.30pm

Standard Tickets: £25
Additional Masterclass Tickets to be announced shortly
Ticket purchase via:  Website: www.wslondon.com
or  Email: weddingshow@aashniandco.com

 

 

Katherine Walker

How To Choose The Right Hat For A Wedding By Katherine Elizabeth

Katherine WalkerAward winning designer Katherine Elizabeth gives her advice on how to choose the right hat for a wedding here on Bride Icon:

Mother of the Bride

The Mother of the Bride is one of the most important people of the day apart from the bride. She will spend a lot of time with guests so may want to move away from the traditional crown and brim unless her brim sweeps up. This also helps to take away shadows.  Alternatively you could wear a headpiece in sinamay or parisisal straw or a cocktail hat.  Always wear your hat on a slant as that is the most flattering position.

Katherine WalkerGuest at a wedding

If you choose a formal outfit to reflect the occasion, you should wear something that compliments this outfit such as a smart boxed headpiece or upturned brim. But a lot of weddings are becoming more relaxed these days and in those occasions your headpiece can also be relaxed with ether bright colours or soft nude and pink tones to match your summer dress. Lots of people are wearing flowers these days but it’s still nice to wear them on a hat instead of a headband, unless the wedding is very bohemian.

Katherine WalkerChoose the right hat to compliment your face shape. 

  • If your face is round, chose a hat that is more architectural and angular, wear something on a slant or that cuts across you face. Stay away from fluff or round hats.
  • If your face is square soften the look with a round hat that has softer feathery features.
  • If you have a long face do not wear anything that is to tall, have an angular headpiece that cuts across the face to break up the length. 

When visiting a milliner chose your outfit first so that your Milliner will be able to design you a hat to match, the hat also has to match your personality, the shape of your face, the cut of your dress and colour but you can leave that up to the milliner.

Katherine WalkerA good milliner will always check the design with you and let you try it on halfway through the design process so that you can be sure you are completely happy and looking forward to wearing it.

Katherine WalkerView Katherine Elizabeth’s collection at www.katherineelizabethhats.com or visit her in her showroom at The Oxo Tower.

 

 

Zuhair Murad

Zuhair Murad Launches Fall 2018 @ The Wedding Club, London

Zuhair Murad’s passion and skills for turning a bride into an icon is unprecedented in the world of couture and bridal fashion.  The creative journey for this reputable designer began in Beirut, Lebanon, where he is renowned for creating a catalogue of ready-to-wear couture and bridal gowns, dressing the royals and celebrities across the globe.

Zuhair MuradBridal couture has particularly been a fond pursuit for Zuhair, combining meticulous attention to detail, sensual silhouettes against the femininity of the female form and the pure accuracy to ensure all the strategic elements of glamour and sensuality are endorsed to create the fairytale dream wedding dress.

Zuhair MuradZuhair MuradThis week, Bride Icon attended the launch of Zuhair Murad’s Fall 2018 collection named a Midwinter’s Night Dream at The Wedding Club in Knighstbridge, London.  Of course, as you can see from the stunning images – yet again, Zuhair Murad has broken another revolutionary record in show stopping bridal gowns.

Zuhair MuradZuhair MuradTaking an ode to the shades of blushing pink and powdery palettes, the gowns are influenced by embellishing silk chiffon, tulle, floral themes, Mikado and lace reminiscing some of his previous inspirations.  The detachable over-skirts and the distinctive long capes define this opulent collection giving the bride the option and flexibility to switch looks during her very special day.  Beads, intricate hand embroidery and 3-D petals were the highlights of each of the fairytale dresses, however, the statement accessories such as the ruffled tulle stoles around the shoulder and the beaded and floor length capes added a touch of magic and Hollywood glamour for every beautiful bride to be!

A midwinter’s night dream enlightened….

Zuhair MuradZuhair MuradAn aurorae borealis, a quartz crystal or blushing cheeks: pink, the eternal symbol of femininity is celebrated throughout Zuhair Murad’s Bridal Collection 2018. The shade is used in a limited palette, ranging from tender ivory to powdered and muted tones, giving centre stage to the house’s savoir-faire and the body it will envelop. The collection celebrates a tradition both ancient and modernized, and more importantly, the woman is it designed for, equally in love and of her time. Flowers appear in all shapes and sizes throughout the pieces, expressing the same philosophy – worn as a crown, natural and untamed, seemingly out of a Romantic-era engraving, embroided in 3D, or delicate on sheer chiffon like a tattoo on nude skin.

Zuhair Murad

Zuhair Murad

Channelling the timeless elegance of Grace Kelly, the short and bouffant cut Audrey Hepburn in Funny Face or Mia Farrow’s pared down chic in their respective off and on-screen weddings, each design radically rethinks classical codes.  Silk chiffon, tears of ruffles and airy lace create a tension between what is made visible and invisible: boleros, capes and veils drape themselves over a bustier, an off-the-shoulder cut, a high slit…this equilibrium reflects a harmony between worlds, cultures and generations.

Zuhair MuradZuhair MuradThe Wedding Club is the official UK stockist for the complete Zuhair Murad Fall 2018 Collection. www.weddingclub1.com

 

Emmy London

Emmy London Launches Meadow Dreaming Collection

Emmy LondonCelebrating their first year in Chelsea, Emmy London marked the occasion with the launch of their new Meadow Dreaming Collection of luxurious shoes.  Inspired by the combination of wild flowers and the luscious green pastures, the collection pays homage to nature in its purest form, and conveys the shades and floras into an enchanting meadow theme.

Emmy LondonThe delightful boutique based in the affluent Fulham Road, London was adorned with an assortment of meadow greenery and shrubs, and guests were served with a colourful range of meadow themed cocktails to celebrate the launch of their innovative collection.

Emmy LondonEmmy Scarterfield the designer behind Emmy London described how the whole project has been part of a very indulgent creative journey producing some standout designs that includes all over tussles and sophisticated meadow embroidery – executing her vision of simplicity and dreamy meadows in luxury shoes.

Over the decade, Emmy London has distinguished itself for its creativity and flair in luxury lifestyle, most prominently on bespoke bridal or special occasion shoes and accessories.  Emmy has furthermore created and designed a diamond jewellery collection exclusively for H Samuel too.
Emmy LondonEmmy London epitomises the beauty that surrounds each of their collections with sheer attention to detail by the designer’s unique creativeness, that transforms a woman into the world of luxury and excellence, when choosing for her very special day.  It has been well acknowledged that amongst all the elegance and timeless designs, there is a hidden gem on the sole of the shoes that sets Emmy apart with her clients.

Emmy LondonHaving seen the splendid Meadow Dreaming Collection, Bride Icon thought it transpired all that is eloquent, blissful and free and classifies those precious moments of long hot summer days with the essence of being simply content.

Emmy LondonFor more details and a selection of bridal accessories and shoes available – see their website www.emmylondon.com