Zuhair Murad

Zuhair Murad Fall 2018

 

Zuhair Murad’s Fall 2018 bridal collection takes an ode to the shades of blushing pink and powdery palettes.  The bridal 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! Bride Icon have the official Fall 2018 photos.

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

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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.

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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.

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Amanda Wakeley

The Astor Collection by Amanda Wakeley

Amanda WakeleyAmanda WakeleyBride Icon were invited for a preview of the new bridal collection Astor by Amanda Wakeley. The collection features a fusion of decadent vintage romance and contemporary detailing, offering beautiful designs that are as at home on a sun drenched beach as they are in the most impressive cathedral or country house.

Amanda WakeleyAmanda WakeleyLingerie and corsetry references are translated into exquisite underpinnings with graphic lines sitting beautifully under layers of delicately embroidered tulle and lace. Textural georgette and ethereal tulle is worked back with rich floral embroideries, whilst fine lace is embellished with graphic jewel embellished ribbons that contour the silhouette.

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What we particularly took note of was the impeccably cut ivory tux which offers a chic and contemporary wedding dress alternative to the modern ‘cool and chic’ Wakeley Bride.

We are certain there’s something in here for every Bride Icon!

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Brides to be can find out more details of the Astor collection by Amanda Wakeley see the look book here:  BRIDAL Look Book

Sabina Motasem

Siren by Sabina Motasem – 2018 Collection

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Sabina Motasem presented a stunning preview of the 2018 collection Siren at The Wedding Club in London’s South Kensington last night.  The collection is due to be unveiled at the White Gallery next week, however, Bride Icon have a sneak preview of the latest designs just for you here!

Siren is inspired by the modern-day icons and real women who personify the true characteristics of their femininity.  The beautiful designs portrayed a sense of luxury, realism and serene beauty.

Sabina Motasem started out in the bridal industry since 2006 and now featured with exclusive stockists in Lancashire, Essex, Wiltshire Yorkshire, London, Ireland, US and Australia. Sabina’s creativeness stems from the romance of vintage Hollywood, the passion of dance and the love for modern aesthetics with clean lines. Her talent has been recognised with several awards including the HBV New Entrepreneur Scholarship and was selected to showcase her collection at the Zandra Rhodes’ Fashion and Textile Museum.  Sabina Motasem also won the Highly Commended Award at the 2016 Wedding Industry Awards for London and South East.

Bride Icon have put together an exclusive look at some of our favourites of the 2018 bridal designs – what a striking collection of style, beauty and understated luxury that revels in the enigma of every woman.

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Hayley Paige

Hayley Paige In London’s Luxury Bridal Show @ Les Trois Soeurs Bridal

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Canary Wharf, London became the epitome of bridal couture when Les Trois Soeurs Bridal hosted their luxury bridal catwalk show in association with Brides Magazine.  Among the elite designers, Miss Hayley Paige graced the event – all the way from New York  – with a sensational viewing of the 2018 collection.

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Hayley who is here on her first trip to London – since the sweet age of 16, set the catwalk on fire with some surprises in between too.  The bridal collection was married in with one of a kind ‘red carpet’ and speciality pieces.  Hayley thought  it would be fun to mix it in with the bridal range to give it that extra edge and a touch of colour!   However, what caught our eye was the dazzling starry themes and the continuation of the celestial journey – there’s a lot of elements of star dusting and even hidden galaxies within the dress!

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Hayley’s visit to London is part of a journey to see how the London bride differs from the brides in the States.  Hayley said she feels there is something particularly exciting about the London bride and is hoping to see what exactly she can learn and experience in terms of price point and balance and how it all could be aligned with what the Hayley Paige aura is about.

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We asked Hayley which dress would be her signature statement dress and her reply was  “it had to be the Ball Gown, mostly because that’s where the Miss Hayley Paige domain and iconic novelty has come through. From a philosophical stand point, she’s the girl that wants something that’s really going to set her apart!”  Of course, we couldn’t let Hayley go without asking who would be her ideal Bride Icon.   We were so touched to hear that it was her mum.  Hayley said she would have loved to dress her mum during the 70s retro era where she could push the boundaries but still be in the moment.  Hayley described how her mum was a risk taker in fashion but also very much part of her own style and inspirations growing up.

Hayley PaigeBride Icon would like to say a very special thank you to the lovely Hayley Paige for an enchanting vision of this fabulous collection.  Hayley asked us to write down our favourite dress, it was a little impossible with so many elegant designs – but we absolutely love the Lumi Gown twinkling with stars and glitter – it’s out of this world !!

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Jenny Packham

Wonder by Jenny Packham @ David’s Bridal

The celebrity British fashion designer Jenny Packham brings “Wonder” to David’s Bridal, with an exclusive line of beautiful bridal gowns created perfectly for the modern bride.

Jenny Packham has dressed the likes of Kate Middleton, Adele, and Angelina Jolie. Now she’s bringing her signature grace and glamour to David’s Bridal.

Wonder by Jenny Packham is all about beautiful draping, exquisite embellishments, and attention to every last detail.

“My collection is inspired by the belle époque era of the early 1900s,” Packham says. “The dresses are delicate with light beading and understated, flowing silhouettes alongside more contemporary structured shapes, elegantly exposed backs, and geometric embellishments for a modern bride.”

The wedding dresses span an array of styles–from a crystal-trimmed halter gown to sleek sequined sheaths–but they’re all designed to move effortlessly, down the aisle and on the dance floor. The collection also includes looks for bridesmaids, flower girls, and mothers of the bride, along with accessories from veils to shoes. “I enjoy designing for weddings because you become a part of someone’s personal history,” she says. “It’s a great honor and feels very special.”

See more of the collection at David’s Bridal www.davidsbridal.co.uk or check out the look book here: Wonder_by_Jenny_Packham_SS17_Lookbook

Nilofer Shahid

Nilofer Shahid @ Fashion Parade Bride, London

Nilofer ShahidNilofer ShahidNilofer ShahidFashion Parade Bride, London held in One Marylebone this week featured an array of diverse fashion designers from Pakistan all under one roof.   The invite-only event meticulously organised by Sadia Siddiqui, CEO of Mustang Productions provided a prestigious platform of admired and leading Pakistani designers – including one of the most celebrated and distinctive designers of Pakistani couture Nilofer Shahid. 

This revolutionary designer has contributed immensely to the world of art, fashion and culture. In 2013 she became the first Pakistani fashion designer to be awarded the knighthood Le Grades De Chevalier by the French Government for her work in the development of art, culture and fashion design.

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Nilofer Shahid who was very thrilled to be in London, applauded all the designers who had made a tremendous effort for the Fashion Parade Bride show.  She described how this collection of couture designs were very much fusions to connect and relate to the Western audience. Every Nilofer Shahid collection is carefully researched and never random.  As Nilofer Shahid says herself behind every dress there lies a story, and behind every collection a profound message has been revealed.

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Thus, last but not least on the runway, the anticipation was high to see what Nilofer Shahid had brought across the waters.  As the music echoed against the architecture of the Grand Hall, it was clear the audience had become mesmerised, and the sparkling true essence of Pakistani fusion couture became inevitable.

Nilofer Shahid is a very proud Pakistani who’s philosophy of bringing and promoting culture forward in fashion has prompted a knighthood.  The couture itself depicts a flow of intricacy and flair, amalgamated with a deep rooted love for tradition, culture and beauty.

We asked who would Nilofer Shahid like to have the opportunity to create a special design for – given it was so hard to particularly pin point one person out of so many icons in the world – Nilofer said Angelina Jolie would be ideal.  We think so too!

A very special thanks to Nilofer Shahid for talking to Bride Icon.

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