White Gallery 2015 - Part 1

Last month I got to do one of my favourite things of the year, go and pick our new dresses from next seasons collections!! Whilst it is a serious part of my job, it is all so exciting!!

To choose the new dresses, we attend an event called The White Gallery.  At this event, the top Bridal Designers release their new collections for the year. There are various fashion shows that happen throughout the day and are perfect for viewing the new trends.

We have four of our designers at White Gallery: Charlotte Balbier, Ian Stuart, Eliza Jane Howell and Charlotte Mills shoes. Here are some sneak peeks of the new dresses we will soon be welcoming to our boutique.

Charlotte Balbier

The 2016 collection is named "Willa Rose" and marks her 12th year in Bridal fashion. Charlotte's signature feminine style was abundant in this beautiful new collection.  It features ethereal soft flowing chiffon gowns adorned with delicate Rose details and Charlotte signature hand cut flower designs. 

 

 Maud from the "Willa Rose" collection.

Maud from the "Willa Rose" collection.

 

Charlotte uses an array of luxurious fabrics from Rich Mikado to silk tulle and French lace.  There was also a gorgeous colour pallet with Rose Pinks, Antique golds and rich Ivory Shades. 

We cannot wait to receive this collection is store, they are seriously gorgeous!

 Lainey in Blush

Lainey in Blush

 "Lilac" - this is a delightful gown with delicate lace sleeves and gorgeous pearl detailing around the bust.  This is a real WOW factor dress. 

"Lilac" - this is a delightful gown with delicate lace sleeves and gorgeous pearl detailing around the bust.  This is a real WOW factor dress. 

Ian Stuart

Our next stop was the rather fabulous Ian Stuart. This year he named his collection "Runway Rebel" which is perfect for his love of designing dresses which are that bit different and ooze style. He described this collection as an ode to life and the freedom to be expressive, creative and rebellious in it.

 

 Paradis

Paradis

In the collection there were some classic Ian Stuart style designs but there are also some more softer and fluid lines which allows the slightly more conservative bride to still have the stunning design and make that Ian is known for. 

 Excuse the poor picture quality, this one was just taken on my iPhone! 

Excuse the poor picture quality, this one was just taken on my iPhone! 

I love an Ian Stuart short dress and he didn't fail to disappoint. 

 Ian has also designed stunning veils to match his dresses. 

Ian has also designed stunning veils to match his dresses. 

As you can see the dresses this season are stunning!  In part 2 we will give you a sneak peak at the new Eliza Jane Howell dresses and the Charlotte Mills shoes.