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NEW YORK BRIDAL FASHION WEEK – APRIL 2017

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!

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New York Bridal Fashion Week –

April 17

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!


Day 1

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.

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Lela Rose

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.

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Day 2

Friday 21st May

Mira Zwillinger

Mira Zwillinger’s collection was superb, her strong signature dazzling throughout the whole show.

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Mira Zwillinger Bridal Spring 2018

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.

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Elizabeth Fillmore

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.

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Day 3

Saturday 22nd May

Maria Elena

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.
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Viktor & Rolf

Viktor and Rolf have grown their selection with twenty new gowns in their latest collection. cutting edge- iconic dresses.

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Marchesa

Marchesa never disappoints producing as always the most romantic of dresses.

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Day 4

Sunday 23rd May

Galiav Lahav

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.

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Monique Lhuillier

Monique Lhuillier has excelled herself once again; remaining true to her light, fluid romantic gowns that always have a touch of youth about them.

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Vera Wang

Read more about the latest SS18 Vera Wang collection here.

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Pallas Couture

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.

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Romona Keveza

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.

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TO VEIL OR NOT TO VEIL

No other accessory quite says ‘bride’ like a veil, but is wearing a veil for your wedding necessary?  In this weeks blog post we explore the symbolism of a veil, its historic roots and how the veil has evolved in the 21st century. Leaving the big question, to veil or not to veil?

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LIFE THAT BLOOMS AFTER WINTER – MIRA ZWILLINGER “WHISPER OF BLOSSOM” COLLECTION

On March 17th & 18th, Browns Bride welcome back Mira Zwillinger for another special Trunk Show. Be sure to book in with us to secure an hour  consultation with a stylist to see the beautiful ‘Whisper of Blossom’ collection. Read more below to find out more about this beautiful collection, the accessories we recommend for Mira Zwillinger and how you can book appointment!

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BROWNS BRIDE STYLE DIARIES – MARCH 2017

March 2017

March 2017 is set to be a busy one with a trunk show each weekend, and not forgetting our Sample Sale! We also welcome lots of new dresses in store along with the long awaited Pallas Couture collection which landed this week. Read more below to find out about important upcoming dates for your diary and to find out which new dresses we have received in store!

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VERA WANG SPRING/SUMMER 17 HAS ARRIVED

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.

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THE PERFECT HEIRLOOM – MORE THAN JUST AN ACCESSORY

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!

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MIRA ZWILLINGER TRUNK SHOW

Mira Zwillinger has been designing dresses and building her brand for over 25 years. Having been stocked at Browns Bride since 2006, we have had the privilege of seeing the Mira Zwillinger name grow in popularity and demand. Joined today by her daughter, Lihi, this mother and daughter design duo are now one of the leading wedding dress designers in the world. With each beautiful collection released once a year for New York Bridal Fashion Week – it’s not hard to see why the demand is so high. This December we welcome Lihi Zwillinger, daughter of Mira, over to our Browns Bride store to showcase their newest collection “Whisper of Blossom”. Read more below to find out more about the brand and the new collection that is hot off the runway.

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