While most brides-to-be dream of walking down the aisle in a corseted Vera Wang creation, there are ample industry up-and-comers that are bound to make you giddy and you just don’t know it yet. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed when purchasing luxury fashion, so we’ve compiled a list of emerging bridal labels that you should keep an eye on. First, do your research and evaluate what it is exactly you want in your dream dress.
Refined and chimerical, architectural silhouettes and creative approaches to volume and colour characterise the Delpozo atelier. Seen paired with embellished opera gloves and contrasting jewel tones on the Fall 2016 Runway, Delpozo is a distinctly different bridal label. Sheer and romantically whimsical, this Madrid founded brand will continue to impress for seasons to come. Available through Lane Crawford and select online retailers.
Brimming with bohemian spirit and eastern European influences, Nevenka is light hearted and subtly beautiful. Inspired by family heirlooms and exotic voyages, Australian designer Rosemary Masic incorporates an uncanny composition of past and present in her collections. Full of possibilities, warmth and gentle textures Nevenka is stocked throughout Australia, the UK, Indonesia and Japan and is available from the Melbourne flagship boutique.
Understated chic, Houghton features intricately detailed midriff bodices, sheer Chantilly lace and silks, voluminous skirts and macho-feminine tailoring. While still feeling quintessentially ‘bridal’, Houghton offers a cool-girl alternative that plays on the traditional wedding gown. The best part, it’s all available to shop online.
Finesse and fine fabrics summerise this Barcelona-based bridal label. Luxe chiffon, silk and tulle layers are crafted in to slim fitting sheaths and full skirts. There is a decisive boho-esque elegance exhibited in each collection and the natural fragility of the textured silhouettes create an inimitable romance. Available in store courtesy of LOHO Bride Los Angeles and online.
Take the time to get to know this new, lesser-know designer. Made in New York, this modishly monochrome label was formed as an alternative to the ordinary. Each dress is a blank canvas meaning that you can create a look that is as individual as you are. We urge you to check out the Lock Bride Inspiration page, it is beautifully understated and a true reflection of the brand itself. Shop online at Lock Bride.
LAURE DE SAGAZAN
For the no-fuss, no-frills bride who wants to look effortlessly elegant and relaxed. Ideal for a civil ceremony or cosmopolitan elopement, there is something so simple and sleek about Laure’s Parisian folk collections. Laure De Sagazan is available in select European retailers.
Rime Arodaky marries French chic and free-spirt vagabond to create delicate pieces that are equal parts cool, calm and collected. Easy to wear and irresistibly nonchalant, the Parisian designer capitulates a wonderful playfulness through asymmetrical embroidered silk tops, layers of organza, paneled twill and midi skirts. Browse the collection online.
Celestina Agostino’s timeless designs and precious embellishments are modern and ultra glamorous. While Celestina is not a new-comer in the bridal industry (she is known for her intuitive design approach over the past 20 years), her instinctive methods and elaborate experience should be reason enough to add her to your ‘potentials’ list. Carefully considered and beautifully executed, Celestina Agostino is driven to create pieces that are personal and reflect a woman’s natural femininity.
Brooklyn based Lakum is new to the scene and is quickly growing its presence internationally and on runways alike. Sathya Balakumar and Heather Green founded the bridal label in 2014 and have since bought an aura of modern femininity to the industry with Japanese geometric lace and sweeping floor length gowns.
Perth based, bridal label Lola Verma exudes a gentle charisma and charm. Fresh off the sewing machine and growing rapidly, we have a sneaking suspicion Lola Verma is about to take off in a big way. Now available to purchase online.