A few months ago I had the pleasure of attending the catwalk show of the Suzanne Neville 25th Anniversary Portrait Collection. And what a show it was. Set at the Tower of London it was a venue to match the breathtaking collection. I can't begin to gush enough about how beautiful the gowns are. Truly exquisite. The Suzanne Neville collections are always absolutely stunning with the most wonderful designs, fabrics and details. I would expect nothing less from Suzanne Neville but this year there are a few new styles included like the gorgeous separates of Vision and Miro. My absolute favourite however is the Angelico with its dreamy skirt and intricate lace bodice. I just need to get married again to wear it! The 2017 Portrait Collection has an eclectic mix of styles, fabrics, and silhouettes, with over forty incredible new bridal gowns in a collection as diverse as it is unique. Soft mikado’s, taffeta and beaded fabrics, combined with original pattern work, gives each dress it’s very own individual identity.
Suzanne commented: “Even after 25 years, I have enjoyed designing this collection the most. There really is a dress for every bride, whether a very British classic look, or more of an international look, which is more revealing and is influencing the brides to be more adventurous. This has given me a lot more freedom to design and be even more creative this year. Girls are all wanting that something ‘different’ which means it is now very hard to ever predict what dress will be the most popular. I’ve spent months designing exquisite embroidery and searching for the right lace from the best mills in the world. The Portrait Collection has a strong theme running through the fabrics, with a slightly baroque feel. The stunning damask fabrics fuse into the filigree lines of portrait frames and galleries. This is the biggest collection I have ever created and I could have kept going!. Each dress has been carefully thought out and designed specifically to flatter the figure." You can see more from Suzanne Neville in our Look Book.