Introducing the new bridal collection by Matthew Williamson.
Their first range of wedding gowns are inspired by iconic styles within their ready to wear collections from the past twelve years.
Signature styles have been reworked and translate into perfect bridal gowns that will appeal to both the classic and contemporary bride.
The starting point for the collection has been to capture the essence of the brand and all its signature elements demonstrating a feeling of luxury and opulence. Each garment features a high level of craftsmanship evident in the gentle forms of the silhouettes, the use of fine embroidery, ornate beading and luxurious natural fabrics.
Long and short corset column gowns give a lean silhouette and structure and are then softened with an artfully draped overlay of soft ivory tulle. Hand sewn ivory feathers strewn across the tulle creates an enchanting ethereal effect.
Elsewhere buttermilk silk satin has been printed with a burn out technique of a hand painted abstract winter wonderland design providing a modern, softly textured fabric draped into a classical strapless gown.
For a modern take, a knee length silk chiffon shift dress has been embroidered by hand with a floral design. Dense beading and embroidery techniques trail across the fabric creating high impact couture like effect.
Jewel embedded mink and rabbit fur cropped shrugs have been designed with the collection in mind to lengthen the silhouette and add a real sense of luxury to such an opulent occasion.
Relaxed beach style weddings are considered with sheer ivory silk chiffon maxi dresses, plunging necklines and waterfall ruffled skirts embedded with Swarovski crystals.