Nothing beats taking your turn down the aisle rocking a dress no one else can get their hands on, we dream about our special day for years and most importantly what dress we will be wearing. We love everything about wedding dresses from Vera Wang to Monique Lhuillier, but we shouldn’t forget about the up and coming designers, in fact, they are the ones we should really be on the look out for. Whether you prefer traditional, bohemian or vintage, check out these 10 up-and-comers to consider for all different styles.
Grace Loves Lace
Grace Loves Lace gives you a unique experience of getting married, specialising in sophisticated luxury wedding dresses, handmade with the softest French lace and silks, imported from mills in Calais, France. Grace Loves Lace is a team of 30 passionate skilled designers, which is growing day by day. They also specialise in limited edition couture gowns which are truly stunning, giving vintage and boho vibes. Every garment is designed and handmade in-house at their studios in Queensland, Australia and then shipped worldwide. Take a look for yourself.
London based Dana Bolton specialises in boho style wedding dress designs using fresh and whimsical styles. She is a designer who creates bespoke garments but also has an ongoing collection which can be developed to suit the individual. Dana takes pride in the quality of her dresses, using only silks and some of the best French lace creating beautiful soft bohemian style wedding dresses. These dresses are gorgeous and a true representative of the talent and skills Dana possesses as an independent designer.
Christos Costarellos is a wedding dress designer from Athens, Greece, creating couture bohemian garments. He draws inspiration from Ancient Greek mythology with a contemporary twist. Christos spares no detail when it comes to his designs, using luxurious materials with traditional techniques. Christos Costarellos’ collection is the perfect choice for a bride who is looking for an alternative wedding dress that still has a traditional feel.
Marie Victoria was founded in 2013 by designer Leslie Gilbeaux who named her bridal shop after her two grandmothers, who were her inspiration creating her designs on a family legacy. What could be more special? She creates garments with simple flowing lines which she complements with dynamic and tasteful designs. Marie Victoria also loves custom gowns.
Tara LaTour designs using modern silhouettes that have vintage inspired and handcrafted detailing, all while using the finest fabrics. Tara’s collection brings a fresh, new vision to the bridal experience, with a couture fit and non-traditional colours. Going back in time before Queen Victoria set the trend of white and ivory wedding dresses. We absolutely love Tara LaTour and her romantic, yet edgy dresses. Tara states “When creating the brand, I set out to create a brand where modern ideas meet the romanticism of the past, both aesthetically and ideologically.”
Callista are perfect for brides with curves, with 96 styles to choose from, covering Tea length, A line, ball gown and mermaid. There is definitely something for everyone. The name Callista in Greek means the “Most Beautiful”. Their dresses are constructed to accommodate the needs of the fuller figure in terms of style, support and perfect fit. Their dresses are classic and traditional and ooze bridal.
Halfpenny London prides themselves on being luxury British bridal wear for the modern bride. “Kate weaves Brit cool with vintage inspiration to create truly stunning modern wedding dresses and bridal wear. She brings creativity, intelligence and versatility to her collections.” Their dresses are unique and individual, that give something slightly different to your everyday wedding dress. They also design dresses for every type of woman. Kate Halfpenny is definitely worth a look at.
You may have heard of designer Elie Saab but not associated with bridal wear. From Lebanon, Elie Saab is a self-taught fashion talent. See his spring & fall lines for 2017 and his spring 2018 line on his website which also carries his famous Perfume, Haute Couture and Magazine.
Hermoine de Paula
Hermoine de Paula launched her label in 2008 after time working at Christian Dior Couture, Alexander McQueen, John Galliano and Giles. She has recently expanded the brand with a renewed focus on bespoke bridal. Her bridal collection is described as the exotic meets the traditional English rose country garden. Romantic surrealist prints and a look-closer approach to detail underpin her design philosophy throughout her work. Working more as an artist than a typical fashion designer. Each dress like a piece of art with a vintage feel.
We’re so inspired by these up-and-coming wedding dress designers. Are there any that you particularly love? Let us know of any up and coming designers we have missed that you love in the comments below!
By Mackenzie Brook