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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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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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THE FINER DETAIL

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.

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OUR TOP TIPS TO HELP YOU FIND THE PERFECT DRESS

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!

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ACCESSORIES FOR THE UNDERSTATED BRIDE

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.

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PETER LANGNER – TRUNK SHOW & EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

Join us on 10th & 11th March for our Peter Langner Trunk Show. Brides who book an appointment will be able to browse the entire Peter Langner 2017 Collection as well as meeting the designer in person. Last week we interviewed Peter to find out more about the process involved when designing a new collection. Read more below to learn about Peter Langner and his new 2017 Collection which will be available to try in store during the Trunk Show.

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GALIA LAHAV TRUNK SHOW – MARCH 17

On March 3rd & 4th we will welcome the newest collection from Galia Lahav over from Tel Aviv. Exclusive to Browns Bride, and only here for one weekend – book your appointment now to be one of the first to see the collection. Read more below all about the stunning new collection and how you can book an appointment to come in store and try on this beautiful collection.

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BRIDES DO GOOD – POP UP SHOP

We are lucky enough to live in a country where we can celebrate our weddings and remember them as the “happiest day of our life” – sadly this is not the case for all women around the world. Child marriage still affects many girls around the world. ‘Brides Do Good’, an enterprise close to all of our hearts, is working with charities to help end this tragic and illegal ordeal too many girls have to experience. On Wednesday 8th February, Bicester Village hosted an event for the Brides Do Good enterprise, ‘Brides Do Good. Click below to read more about this wonderful event and how you can help their mission to end the devastating  of child marriage.

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BROWNS BRIDE STYLE DIARIES – FEBRUARY 2017

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.

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MARCHESA TRUNK SHOW AUTUMN/WINTER 17

Marchesa will be debuting their new Autumn/Winter 17 collection on 17th & 18th February at Browns Bride. Exclusive to Browns Bride, and only here for one weekend – book your appointment now to be one of the first to see the collection. Read more below all about the stunning new collection and how you can book an appointment to come in store and try.

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LIHI HOD 2017 TRUNK SHOW

On February 10th & 11th we welcome Lihi Hod back to our store where we will debut her new Autumn/Winter 2017 collection. This weekend will be dedicated to the new collection that is full of soft, bohemian gowns made from the finest materials. Read below to find out more about the beautiful new collection, ‘Maison des Reves’.

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