Promising three days of new-season styles and flawless fashion shows, we take a look at what Bridal Week London 2023 will bring – a highlight of the bridal trade industry calendar.
Everything you Need to Know About Bridal Week London
Next month the biggest designers and manufacturers in bridal fashion will be heading to the UK capital for Europe’s first bridal trade event of the year.
Bridal Week London takes place in one of the most important buying seasons of the year and will be taking over ExCeL London from 19–21 March 2023 for three days of business, fashion, and education.
Brands and retailers will come together in London for the first time since 2019; an example of the global bridal industry’s resilience over the past two years. Co-located with luxury buying event White Gallery, Bridal Week London is a trading environment like no other.
Over 300 of the Biggest Bridal Brands: First Glimpse at the Fashion Show
Featuring the finest labels from around the world, Bridal Week London is a global epicentre for bridal fashion. Retailers will be spoiled for choice as the very best brands from across the globe gather in one place to showcase their new collections.
Ultra-Romantic: MADI LANE
An innate sense of style is synonymous with the Madi Lane bride. Both aspirational and attainable, exclusive pieces that look, feel and read modern contemporary couture, each and every Madi Lane creation features delicate appliqué and embellishments. Also on the catwalk, discover the beautiful new brand in the Madi Lane and Evie Young family: Jeune Bridal.
Elevated Silhouettes: ELLIS BRIDALS
Ellis Bridals is a pioneer of luxury British bridal. Founder and original designer Ada Ellis honed her craft by creating bespoke dresses for London’s early 20th century aristocracy. Now over 100 years old, Ellis Bridals holds a century of living heritage that continues to inform and refine the design process.
Fine Fabrics: DANDO LONDON
Dando London is the culmination of designer Christine Dando’s experience and passion, which is poured into the style, cut, fit and hand finishing of each dress. Drawing inspiration from a variety of diverse sources from Old Hollywood through to the natural world, their philosophy is to ensure that their brides feel effortlessly beautiful.
Cool and Contemporary: KELSEY ROSE
Kelsey Rose started as the rebellious sister of Ellis Bridals: whether looking for boho luxe or city chic, there truly is something for every bride. Kelsey Rose creates bridal looks with cool-girl ease, passionate about individuality and allowing brides to express their personality with custom elements.
Clean Lines: COLBY JOHN
Colby John is a self-taught designer based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. His love of fashion combined with his passion for innovation are what makes his dresses so special. Colby cultivated a line that presents his personal style, complete with his own unique flare, and is looking forward to present his collections at Bridal Week London.
Chic and Feminine: EVIE YOUNG
Designed for the bride that stands boldly in individuality and who confidently lives as she is, Evie Young is a label of modern contemporary bridal gowns that embody synergy and femininity: a collective fusion of polar design elements and style, harmoniously representative of the women who wear them – beautifully diverse and supremely exceptional. Designed in Australia, the Evie Young brand embodies the attributes of their Australian heritage.
A Take on Traditional: PERFECT BRIDAL COLLECTION BY KAY HEELEY
The Perfect Bridal Collection by Kay Heeley is a combination of classic silhouettes with the drama of high fashion. The mixture of delicate subtle laces, sumptuous satins and Mikados with exquisite quality and structure means this collection will compliment any bride to be. With over 20 years in bridal design and manufacture, Kay Heeley captures the essence of timeless elegance perfectly.
Sensational Showstoppers: RACHEL ALLAN
Rachel Allan’s Bridal Collection for Fall 2023 is all about impact. Soft tulles have been expertly placed to create texture and depth, hues of sparkling gold dance across showstopping ball gowns and form fitting lace dresses are complimented with detachable, straps, sleeves and capes to create red carpet drama
Dreamy Designs: JTAA
Calla Blanche will showcase sensual, seductive and daring, yet elegant dresses for the fashion-forward bride. L’amour by Calla Blanche features designs for today’s fashion-savvy bride on a budget. La Perle offers stunning pieces for free-spirited brides who are wild at heart.
Bridal Week is where bridal fashion trends are set. It’s the first time boutiques will be able to see the latest designs that will ultimately be sold in their stores. Every dress that a bride tries on is carefully curated as part of a larger collection, often pieced together with a theme.
A Match Made in Heaven: White Gallery 2023
Bridal Week London also hosts luxury buying event White Gallery, an exclusive edit of forward-thinking bridal, occasion, and accessory designers. This high-end, couture section of Bridal Week London is synonymous with luxury, prestige and exclusivity.
It is a trading environment like no other, with a standard of excellence that remains unmatched by any event of its kind.
First look at the Fashion Show: White Gallery 2023
Each year, White Gallery searches for the world’s most stylish and sought-after names in bridal design. An essential guide to contemporary fashion, White Gallery is influential in highlighting a hand-picked and unique collection of 50 designers adored across the globe and determining the emerging trends for the season ahead.
One of the pinnacles of White Gallery are its world-renowned runways, a true fashion hotspot for bridal professionals, with stockists, press, editors and influencers from all around the world eager to get a look into the latest luxury designs about to hit the market.
Next season’s top styles and the line up for this year includes Michèle Weiten, Josephine Scott Couture, Anaïs Ricard, Inezia Chrizita, ,Freda Bennet and Natalya James, Seren Moda and 29 Atelier – the latter being British crafted, something which is rising in the eco-conscious contemporary bridal wear market; 29 Atelier meets this demand. Offering brides a stunning collection of gowns inspired by couture, with flattering cuts and beautiful fabrics at the core of what they do.
Bridal Week and White Gallery is a trade-only event. Boutique owners can register for London 2023 by visiting bridalweek.com.
Although not able to attend, brides can follow the action via social media @bridalweekofficial where they can find clips from the runway, interviews with designers, and get an insight into the trends that will be hitting stores next year.