For 2017, Charlie Brear – the eponymous British label – presents a fashion-led bridal collection inspired by a modern-take on cocktail wear. Designed and made in the UK, luxe fluid fabrics and relaxed silhouettes create a carefree mood that’s indicative of the brand’s fresh and contemporary approach to bridal wear.
Off-the-shoulder sleeves, front-split skirts, low sexy backs and cut-outs give the collection a directional feel, whilst clever design details such as uneven pleating and draping and modern bonded seams add interest. Co-ords – a Charlie Brear signature – continue to play a pivotal role. In addition to traditional sandwashed silks, crepe de chine silks and fine grain satins; new innovative fabrics include body form stretch lace and crepe, and architectural lace. Prices range from £1,200 – £2,800.
Charlie Brear, Founder and Creative Director, says; “Whilst a strong evening vibe runs throughout, the collection also takes inspiration from Latin American culture and its many nuances – including Miami’s design-led architecture with its familiar pastels and geometric lines, and the captivating beauty of feminist icon and portrait artist Frida Kahlo. The collection will appeal to brides seeking out a modern, effortless wedding-day style that maintains elements of timeless tradition.
With the inspiration for the collection in mind, we have selected just 5 favourites from the 2017 preview available to you from September 2016! Take note of details set to WOW for the coming year including the two piece, the lace overlay and cascading layers. All three feature as the dress do’s for the multi-functional bride to achieve flawless looks distinguished by accessories, detachable pieces and mix and match options with one gown Alter the mood of your dress as you move from a formal day ceremony to evening reception!
Raina – Halter kneck Illusion Lace Overlay
Marello & Macy – Geometric Lace overlay Sweetheart
Vernia – Laser cut look, layers
Wren – Boho off shoulder
Maresme & Cataline – The two piece
Form fitting styles are interspersed with more voluminous gowns including the sandwashed silk dress to a full skirt in weightless chiffon. The collection continues to expand its wide range of versatile additions, which work perfectly as co-ords or layered to transform a look throughout day and night! – (as you will see is one of our favourites for this year and next!) Standout pieces for 2017 include many of which can also be worn after the wedding as ready to wear.
Charlie Brear, Founder and Creative Director, continues; “Starting with a simple crepe, satin or chiffon dress and layering everything from geometric lace overskirts and sheer overdresses, brides can build a bespoke look that’s in keeping with their personal style.” The collection is available from September 2016 at www.charliebrear.com.