A Floral Elizabeth Fillmore Gown for a Relaxed Country Wedding
In this weeks blog post we feature our very own bride, Molly as she tells us of the magic that was her wedding day. A Browns Bride from top to toe, Molly wore a floral print gown for a country, summer wedding in Suffolk and teamed her romantic gown with a pair of peep toe Louboutins. Read more below as Molly recounts her wedding day and her experience of meeting her dress designer, Elizabeth Fillmore.
This July we will be hosting an exclusive two day event where we will debut the brand new Spring Summer 2018 Collection from Elizabeth Fillmore. Aptly titled “Froth & Roll”, this collection creates an edgy twist on what we classify as “bohemian”. Read more below to find out about how you can book an appointment to try on the dresses and also have the opportunity to meet Elizabeth Fillmore herself!
This week we are giving our readers an behind the scenes exclusive of our recent buying trip in New York. Each of our designers hosts a catwalk where they debut their Spring Summer 18 Collections. Read more below for must-see images from our designers catwalk events, and a sneak peak of the dresses we bought that will be arriving this Autumn!
New York Bridal Fashion Week –
Last month our buying team jetted off to New York, to start the purchasing of our Spring Summer 2018 collections. A weekend that is as glamorous as it is hectic; rushing from one side of Manhattan to the other to watch catwalk shows from each of our designers that we carry in store. The buying weekend involved a lot of preparation, and before you know it its over in a flash. A blur of bridal gowns and buying appointments; New York Bridal Fashion Week is the biannual fashion event we always look forward to.
The bridal industry continues to boom and the competition amongst the best in the business accelerates. With this in mind, New York Bridal Fashion Week is the best place to be in order to find out what we can expect to see from our designers, and to see how their collections evolve. Our designers are at the forefront of couture fashion, with many designing both ready-to-wear and bridal collections. Next Spring we can expect to see an array of upcoming trends in bridal; from jumpsuits to halternecks.
Below we have featured our favorite dresses which we purchased from each designer. Brides getting married next year – its time to start getting excited about the dress!
Thursday 2oth May
An early start to our first day of bridal buying; beginning with our first show of the day, Peter Langner. Peter recently celebrated 25 years with this collection, taking his best elements from previous designs and giving them a strong, contemporary twist, whilst still maintaining his ever present elegant signature style.
Lela Rose delighted at New York Bridal Fashion Week once again, creating a focused collection with her signature A-line silhouettes, in a wide variety of beautiful fabrics and diverse necklines.
Friday 21st May
Mira Zwillinger’s collection was superb, her strong signature dazzling throughout the whole show.
Ines Di Santo
This collection stood out with it’s striking show stoppers. Ines Di Santo introduced two stunning claret red numbers on the catwalk which blew everyone away; one of which is featured below with a stunning low back and architectural bow.
Aptly named “Froth & Roll” Elizabeth Fillmores SS18 Collection hosts the dreamiest array of gowns. Each one gown has striking, statement features but Fillmore maintains an ethereal theme throughout. A perfect option for a bride getting married abroad or for anyone wanting a gown pre/post wedding.
Saturday 22nd May
Maria Elena hand crafts each ornate item in her collection, from hair vines to elaborate tiaras. Whatever the style, Maria Elena ensure each piece will work as a timeless heirloom for generations to come. We find these pieces from Maria Elena perfectly compliment most of the dresses we carry.
Viktor & Rolf
Viktor and Rolf have grown their selection with twenty new gowns in their latest collection. cutting edge- iconic dresses.
Marchesa never disappoints producing as always the most romantic of dresses.
Sunday 23rd May
Galia Lahav always delights and this collection was no exception. Holding on to their signature, sexy style, Galia have designed elegant, exaggerated silhouettes using elaborate and intricate beading. During this Fashion Week, Galia Lahav put a huge emphasis on veils and have created some sensational accessories for their 2018 Collection.
Monique Lhuillier has excelled herself once again; remaining true to her light, fluid romantic gowns that always have a touch of youth about them.
Read more about the latest SS18 Vera Wang collection here.
Pallas Couture dresses have kept to their strong signature for their incredible collection for 2018. Each figure hugging gown is created with the most intricate, elaborate detail.
Last but not least, our final buying appointment of our trip was the ever-iconic Romona Keveza. Romona Keveza’s dresses will always make any woman’s figure look stunning with her superb attention to detail and ever perfect fit.
Join us this week as we take a behind the scenes look at our designers and how their collections begin with that very first sketch. Taking their inspiration and putting it on paper, bringing to life their vision and creativity. Each gown we stock in our store all began with a sketch. Read more below to look behind the scenes at the finer detail.
Finding a wedding dress can be one of the hardest challenges a bride has to face. Here at Browns Bride, we do our best to offer first class style advice to brides in order to help their decision. However brides can’t just rely on their stylists advice for finding “the one”as there are many other things a bride has to take into consideration that will help her decision. In this blog post we have highlighted some of the key considerations that we hope will help any bride with finding her wedding dress!
This week we are focusing on the more understated bride and the accessories that play a big role complementing this look. Read more below to find out more about the artists who craft our accessories and the dress designers they pair beautifully with.
We’re kicking off February with our first feature of our new Browns Bride ‘Style Diaries’ series. Each month we will compile a list of our favourite dresses that have arrived in store as well as any news or tit bits – to help keep our brides up to date with the newest and hottest trends in bridal. In this blog we feature four of our newest wedding dresses. Click below to find out more about the newest additions that have joined our collection of designer dresses.
Start your New Year wedding planning right by heading to our Vera Wang store in Mayfair to be amongst the first to see the new Spring Summer 2017 Collection “Désir à L’Anglaise”. The entire collection is now available to try on in our Vera Wang store. To find out more about this stunning new collection and how to book an appointment, read more below.
Here at Browns Bride we don’t just carry bridal accessories, we carry heirlooms that will be treasured by generations to come. These handpicked pieces are the finishing touch to any bridal gown. We stock a variety of handcrafted luxury accessories from world renowned international designers. Everything from elegant earrings to floral headpieces can be found in our showroom – and the best thing is you don’t need an appointment to come in and try them. Christmas is nearly upon us and for those thinking about any last minute stocking fillers for that special someone, this is the blog for you!
Elizabeth Fillmore began her own fashion house in 1999 after graduating from Parsons School of Design. Based in the fastest city in the world, Elizabeth runs her design studio in Manhattan, New York. It is here she brings beautiful designs to life with her small team of couture seamstresses; hoping to give all her brides the perfect balance of sophistication with a touch of femininity and an air of “bohemian”.
With her upcoming Trunk Show in December, we interviewed Elizabeth to give our brides the chance to get to know her and the inspiration behind her collection.