We do love a bit of Luxury at Rock My Wedding but not Luxe just for Luxe sake (that sounds a bit dodgy but you know what I mean).
So, it was going to be interesting to experience what was billed as a collection of the industries top ‘experts’ (no mere ‘exhibitors’ here, no sir!)
The show didn’t disappoint – indeed there were some of the most iconic and influential bods working in the industry today, all under one very fancy roof. The catwalk was always going to be a massive draw for The Luxury Wedding Show London with names like Vera Wang, David Fielden and Vivienne Westwood.
What struck me was the sheer variety on display, varying hemlines, some interesting colours creeping into the line-up and what really stood out and made me remember that these were collections from the world’s top Bridalwear designers were the details. Lots of intricate needlework, lots of textures and huge amounts of layering. 2012 looks like it’s going to be a year of lace too (but then who couldn’t see that one coming!)
So, Charlotte and I laid claim to Champagne and nestled into the Phillip Starck seating. The room dimmed, music surged and lights danced. We soaked up the opulence. And here is just a small taster of what we saw:
Temperley London have been around for over a decade now and we have had more than our fair share of Temperley brides on RMW. The Temperley London Bridal Collection consists of exquisite dresses, intricately embellished and finished to the highest standards, The 2012 range stays very true to the classic Temperley style of dress but with a growing emphasis on embroidery and lace. Temperley are so iconic that they were the first label I was able to identify in our wedding submissions – much to the amusement of Charlotte.
Another very iconic designer, you can’t mistake a ‘Candy’ and in this collection the accessories are playing a vital roll in completing the look. With the 50’s and 60’s set to remain huge in 2012 the label is also placing floral flourishes centre stage. Is it just me or is there an RMW influenced colour scheme and even polka dots incorporated in this latest collection From Candy Anthony… Hey guys, no need to thank us 😉
Some of my faves were in the Kula Tsurdiu collection. I know what you are thinking… and it’s not just because they happened to be some of the shortest frocks in the show… they just hit that balance of quirky, non traditional yet still undeniably ‘wedding’ if you get what I mean. Maybe you disagree and let’s face it, that’s what keeps life interesting but I loved every one of these dresses. Maybe the pencil skirt look is a bit too businessy for W-day but check out the combination of the ruffled layers and the accent cuff. And both of the strapless offerings are equally as ace.
Charlotte couldn’t sit still when the Vivienne Westwood section started, and she was right to be excited. One of the most influential and recognised designers in the world today (Vivienne not Charlotte), I was intrigued to see how the trademark neck lines were going to be incorporated in the 2012 range.
I’m personally not sure about the red dress, It seemed very popular on the day. There were a lot of jaws on the floor anyway. As quirky as ever, the Vivienne Westwood range will certainly appeal to the bride who wants to stand apart from the crowd (and has a bit of cash to spend). So very striking, yet undeniably feminine too.
Do You Love Luxe?
So, a little visual treat for a Tuesday afternoon, but what does it mean to you?
Did any of you pop along to the show? I know the Rock My Wedding readership crosses the spectrum of budgets from back garden D.I.Y right up to big big budget brides so It would be interesting to know what you make of an all out Luxury show.
Would you go along perhaps if you were looking for one signature extravagance? The dress perhaps, or the photographer? Or is all that Luxe in one place too much of a budget breaking temptation? We’d love to know what you think.
Oh, and of course please share your catwalk faves too!