Aashni + Co

UK’s leading, South Asian High Fashion Bridal and Beauty Showcase, Aashni + Co Wedding Show, returns to The Dorchester

Aashni + Co
Anita Dongre

Following its continued success year on year, and now an annual fixture on the fashion calendar, the UK’s leading, South Asian high fashion, bridal and beauty extravaganza, Aashni + Co Wedding Show will return bigger and better than ever before at its usual residence at The Dorchester, Mayfair on Sunday 13thJanuary 2019.

Aashni + Co

Continuing to surpass itself and the expectations of discerning fashionista’s and brides-to-be annually, Aashni + Co Wedding Show 2019 will once again transform one of the world’s most iconic, luxury venue destinations into a wonderland of bridal and beauty luxe.  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, from established, A-list fashion houses to the most sought after new-gen talents. 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.

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Previous participating designers have included a who’s who curation of the leading fashion and bridal brands from India and Pakistan, uniting heritage fashion houses with the crème of new gen such as Sabyasachi, Manish Malhotra, Anamika Khanna, Tarun Tahiliani, Gaurav Gupta, Rimple & Harpreet Narula, Gaurang, Shyamal & Bhumika, Varun Bahl, Anushree Reddy, SVA, Ridhima Bhasin, Ridhi Mehra, House of Masaba, Faraz Manan, Elan, Shehla Chatoor and many more.

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2018 being the year of the Bollywood celebrity wedding, with A-list actresses Sonam Kapoor, Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra tying the knot in true Bollywood grandeur and style, inspired brides-to-be will have the opportunity of shopping for the collections and bridal trousseau’s of some of the leading fashion designers from the Bollywood fraternity at Aashni + Co Wedding Show.

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Style council will also be provided during the day through a series of masterclasses with some of the most internationally respected names in styling, makeup artistry, wedding planning and the fashion and beauty blogosphere. The full list of participating exhibitors and influencer panellists will be announced shortly.

Aashni + Co
Anita Dongre

January 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 luxe backdrop of The Dorchester will be further transformed through floral styling and production design by Zita Elze, an award-winning artist, designer, teacher, creator of the Living Embroidery Bridal collection and design consultant.

Aashni + Co Wedding Show
The Dorchester, 53 Park Lane, Mayfair, London W1K 1QA
Sunday 13th January 2019, 11.00am – 6.30pm
Ticket purchase via website: www.wslondon.com

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

House of iKons

House of iKons, 17th February 2018, London

 

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House of iKons Founded by Savita Kaye under Lady K Production the House of iKons fashion show will take place during London Fashion Week on 17th February 2018, at the Millennium Gloucester, London.  Since the launch in 2014, House of iKons success is based on the unique concept, celebrating the new generation of global fashion talent. Savita Kaye’s 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 the London Fashion Week shows, House of iKons have taken place in Los Angeles, Bangkok Beijing, Dubai and Abu Dhabi and partnered with official Budapest Fashion Week.  Designers have been signed to departments stores, boutiques, wardrobe for music videos and working with major celebrities such as Beyoncé, JLo, Katy Perry, Lady Ga Ga, Paris Hilton, Brtiney Spears, Tyra Banks to name but a few.

House of iKonsHouse of iKonsHouse of iKons has been created as a platform to launch emerging designers to the next level. Models and presenters who have taken part with the House of iKons shows here in London, Dubai and Los Angeles have all benefited working in TV and films.  As well as supporting new emerging fashion creatives, but also supporting emerging music artists giving them a platform to perform and providing exposure via events here in London and overseas.

In addition, House of iKons is working with a number of charities and organisations providing internships and work experience in fashion, media, event planning and filming.

 

Here are a few highlights on what to expect:  Mimi Parrel Pimentel; this amazing designer creates and designs directly for The President of Republic of the Philippines and the First Family.  This will be their first time in London exhibiting with government officials flying direct from the Philippines to celebrate and support this designer.

House of iKonsLavender Rose Designs: This is an inspirational story that has touched many hearts already about this young designer. Sharlene is an amazing mother and wife. Sharlene is a self taught designer and her 8 year daughter Tayla gave her mother the inspiration to make designs. Tayla enjoys modelling and catwalks as a hobby, but Tayla has sensory issues that go hand in hand with her Autism, so Sharlene decided to start making Tayla a few clothes.  But recently Tayla has run ideas past her mum about colours, shapes, designs and creativity.  Tayla, is a beautiful 8 year old child who has got so down about making friends, as she can’t understand why she can’t make friends. So Sharlene decided that they both need to do something together. Tayla who is only 8 years old has inspired her mother to create and design, the designs and creativity are from Tayla.

 

House of iKonsThe CEO of House of iKons has quoted “I am honoured and humbled to announce that Lavender Rose Designs by Tayla Mai our youngest designer will honour our catwalk February 2018 DURING #LFW. Taylor Mai at the age of 8 years of age has a gift; she sees beauty, creativity, designs and shapes in everything, something probably you and I may not see. Her condition does not hold her back, but has accelerated beyond words.

Another young designer brand ‘Designed by Josh’ will also be launching and exhibiting with House of iKons in London.  His very first women’s capsule day to night collection is designed to take the woman from a normal workday in the office to any evening event.  His main aim is to bring some glamour back to the boardroom in his designs.  This is no ordinary designer, he is only 12 Years of age.  His collection has already begun a storm not just in UK but also in UAE. This young designer will be “one to watch” with TV interviews planned in UK and USA.

 

House of iKonsHouse of iKons have also teamed up with Doris Pearson a celebrity singer and song writer. Doris was part of a five group pop sensation called “Five Star” where their albums went platinum four times over in the 80’s and 90’s. Now Doris writes songs for pop artists today, and will be coming on board to choreograph the House of iKons show.

This season House of iKons is proud to support The Sharan Project, a national registered charity that supports women who have experienced domestic violence, forced marriage, honour abuse and other forms of violence against women and children. They work in partnership with NGO’s, Police forces, the Legal & Private Sector and various Government departments here in the UK and worldwide.  Savita said “Raising awareness that all forms of abuse against women and children must STOP not just here in UK but globally.”

 

Sponsored by Club Organix, Bryanna Angel Media Makeup Artist, Ideal U and Kids Acting Showreel.  Here’s the full list of the designers participating and details on how you can get your tickets.

Afternoon Show 3.30pm

  1. Grand Opening: Adam & Alice London
  2. Camellia Couture – Children’s Designer
  3. Che Arunjuez
  4. Roseanne McNamee
  5. Jennifer White
  6. Mimi Parrel Pimental
  7. Be Unique Be You – Children’s Designer
  8. Grand Finale: Iris Rodriguez

Evening Show 6.30pm

  1. Grand Opening: HoneeMoon
  2. Lavender Rose Designs – Children’s Designer
  3. Bowen-Dryden
  4. Shenannz
  5. JAL Kids Fashion – Children’s Designer
  6. Shahenda Hegazy
  7. Designed by Josh
  8. Jolie
  9. Grand Finale: Aandrei David

Tickets https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/house-of-ikons-during-lfw-saturday-17th-february-tickets-40103453509

Website: www.houseofikons.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

Lynn Ashworth

Lyn Ashworth’s 2018 Daydreamer Collection

Lynn AshworthAs the sun rises on a new season, let your imagination take flight”.

Inspired by texture and light, Lyn Ashworth’s collection for 2018 is the perfect luxury reinterpretation of the brand’s signature sophisticated aesthetic. The ‘Daydreamer’ collection features texture, ruffles, twinkle and tulle. From hand appliqued three-dimensional embellishments and delicate beaded French lace, to shimmering sequins, the show-stopping collection offers a contemporary take on classic vintage style. Fine off-the-shoulder silhouettes and floor-sweeping statement gowns are available in a pretty palette of ivory, champagne and blush.

Lynn AshworthSarah Barrett, Creative Director:

‘We are surrounded by texture and light. Different light can portray a different texture and a different texture can portray a different light. 

Lynn AshworthAs the sun rises it creates the daydream effect and as that small window of the golden hour is upon you, your imagination is transported to a moonlight place.’

Lyn AshworthHighlights from the collection include a light catching sequin bodice and tulle one- shoulder overlay styled out with a hand beaded flower brooch. ‘Spring Rose’ features a beautiful lace overlay with subtle rose bud and sequin detail, sweetheart neckline bodice and soft blush silk tulle lining.

Lyn AshworthDetail is drawn from botanical influences with textured fabric such as three-dimensional floral guipure lace and a silk organza skirt adorned with silk flowers. Monochrome accents run through the collection with black velvet ribbon belts styled to accentuate circle satin chiffon skirts.

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The ‘Daydreamer’ collection was shot on location at Chateaux De Clerac, near Bordeaux, France.

Lyn Ashworth

More of the collection can be seen on www.lynashworth.co.uk

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Awon Golding

Awon Golding Millinery – The Bridal Collection

Awon Golding

Awon Golding Millinery, has recently launched an exquisite bridal collection inspired by 70s glamour and the iconic style of Bianca Jagger.  Using sumptuous fabrics and feathers and traditional techniques creating stunning bridal accessories for the modern bride.

Awon Golding

An award-winning London-based milliner, Awon Golding had spent a diverse youth in India, Hong Kong and England.  She draws on her multicultural heritage to inspire dynamic headpieces. Working with bold shapes to create dramatic silhouettes, each piece is handcrafted in her London studio incorporating modern materials and traditional techniques.

Awon Golding

Working as a fashion writer and magazine editor in Hong Kong, she eventually arrived in London to pursue her dream of millinery.  After an apprenticeship with acclaimed milliner Edwina Ibbotson, she went on to receive a Distinction in Millinery from the Kensington and Chelsea College. A job designing hats and soft accessories for high street giants Topshop and River Island followed, after which Awon decided to set up her own label.

Awon Golding

Her flair and creative talent were recognised by The Honourable Feltmaker’s Guild, who awarded her first prize at its annual millinery competition in 2010, and secured the Industry Prize in the Hat Designer of the Year competition 2013 for her collection inspired by the Queen of Bhutan.  Awon was selected by world renowned milliner Stephen Jones and the British Fashion Council to showcase as part of Headonism, a platform for the UK’s finest up-and-coming millinery talent at London Fashion Week.

Awon Golding

She creates two seasonal collections a year – Spring/Summer and Autumn/Winter – and private commissions for a wide range of customers. Her hats are available for purchase at London’s Fortnum & Mason, as well as a selection of international stockists.

www.awongolding.com

Honee

Honee @ House of iKons, London

Honee

 

If it wasn’t enough to just see some of the emerging raw talent of the fashion industry at the House of iKons show in London – then it was even more of a special treat to see a vivacious concept of fashion statement pieces by the up and coming designer, Honee.

Recently, taking the New York Fashion Week by storm – Honee introduced a dazzling collection of imposing designs which conveyed the language of fashion and individuality through her vision of intricate and beautiful couture. Honee who has a background in industrial design reached into the realms of fashion due to her stylish mother, and attended New York’s famous High School of Performing Arts, where her love for arts have reflected in much of her creative designs.

Honee

Savita Kaye’s House of iKons fashion show under Lady K Productions certainly provided the perfect platform to showcase this extraordinary collection for the grand finale by this distinctive designer.  We know you are going to love this!

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House of Ikons

House of iKons Rocks During London Fashion Week 2017

House of Ikons
Jef Albea
House of Ikons
Sara Onsi

 

London was rocked this weekend by a vibrant display of international couture from the House of iKons fashion show which coincided with London Fashion Week 2017. House of iKons proudly establishes itself by providing a unique platform to showcase some of the up and coming raw talents of the UK and international fashion industry.  The success of these shows has transpired into many of the new designers receiving significant connections into the world of celebrities, business and media.

House of Ikons
Jef Albea
House of Ikons
Jef Albea

House of iKons celebrates similar shows across some of the major cities becoming a fixed feature in London, Los Angeles, Beijing, Dubai and Abu Dhabi. The show began with a moving intro by Savita Kaye, the Founder of House of iKons under Lady K productions, with her very own personal experience and reasons for supporting The Sharan Project – a registered charity supporting women who have undergone domestic violence and the chosen charity for House of iKons.

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Xarood by Fahad Khan
House of Ikons
Xarood by Fahad Khan

Bride Icon have put together some of the highlights from the show that took place at the Millenium Gloucester Hotel in London.  Savita Kaye’s drive and determination has created a clear vision for emerging designers to be given the opportunity to showcase some incredible new talent – which in turn has provided House of iKons to lead the way into becoming a global brand!

House of Ikons
Kiki de L Vil
House of Ikons
Kiki de L Vil

Some of our favourite couture designs from the House of iKons show in London include menswear designer Xarood by Fahad Khan, Jeff Albea, Kiki De L Vil and Sara Onsi.   Don’t forget to see our special feature on Honee here on Bride Icon – who provided a spectacular grand finale of colour and bold charisma!

More pics from the House of iKons show can be seen on Facebook.com/brideicon 

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Savita Kaye
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Red Dot Jewels

A Fashionable Evening With Red Dot Jewels

Entwined amongst their trademark for stunning jewellery pieces, Red Dot Jewels presented an evening of Diwali celebrations and fashion. Bride Icon were invited to view the illuminating range of asian jewellery, combined with a selection of beautiful fashion designs by renowned tailor Manoj Makwana.

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Shalini Gupta Patel, Founder and Creative Director of Red Dot Jewels offers authentic fine pieces of handmade jewellery, created with traditional Indian craftsmanship. Situated in Pinner, North West London, Red Dot Jewels brings together a beautiful and chic collection of bridal and ready to wear jewellery. Framed in a stylish setting with a bridal lounge for the momentous statemPreview Changesent pieces, Red Dot Jewels also includes a pret collection of subtle Indian inspired collections. Shalini’s great love for Indian culture, art and fashion features significantly into each of these creative designs.

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The evening was completed by Manoj Makwana’s debut collection of Indian fashion.  Manoj is renowned for his professional tailoring and alteration methods. With accolades ranging from western designers such as Ian Stuart and the man behind the tailoring for the Asian fashion industry, you can see exactly why his debut collection oozes perfection and style.

An evening of refined elegance and exquisite jewellery!

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                       Photos by Sinni Kumar