We catch up with the stunning South African bridal label Anna Georgina about their brand and latest collection…
Who created the Anna Georgina brand?
South African designer Kobus Dippenaar launched the Anna Georgina bridal range five years ago in 2012. Kobus is one of South Africa’s most loved and established fashion designers, with almost 30 years of experience. He was best known for his couture evening and bridal gowns – until Anna Georgina.
A tribute to his mother, this made-to-measure service grew out of Kobus’ desire to take haute couture fashion and make it accessible to more brides.
How would you describe the Anna Georgina signature style?
Although each collection has a different emphasis, all are sensual and cosmopolitan. Each collection is hallmarked by the play between masculinity and femininity, between structure and fluidity. Full skirts contrast with boning and corsetry, while Swarovski elements twinkle against figure-defining lines.
Where are the gowns designed and made?
Anna Georgina is a proudly South African brand. Our country has an incredible story of a peaceful transition to democracy back in 1994, but there are still high rates of unemployment. Anna Georgina makes a small difference by employing the talents of local seamstresses and finishers.
What kind of bride wears an Anna Georgina gown?
Anna Georgina believes women should have a voice, that they should be and feel strong, powerful and confident. The Anna Georgina bride will feel self-assured, sure of herself, and beautifully sensuous and feminine in her gown.
Tell us about the new Pearl Collection.
The Pearl Collection takes on a softer edge that is a little more boho-chic. The emphasis is on fine details that create an overall impression of assured femininity. Satins are softer, chiffons even less structured, and there is an almost purist use of lace in its various forms – from strong, guipure lace motifs to tiny, intricate edgings made of lace. Hand-beaded floral motifs shimmer and layered skirts hide glittering elements that unfold with movement. Silhouettes are varied: from flouncy, ethereal tulle skirts to sweeping ball gowns to sensual fitted mermaids.
When is the next collection due?
The next collection will be unveiled at White Gallery London 2017. Kobus is busy putting the finishing touches on the new collection right now – you can imagine, the atelier is a whirlwind of activity!
Take a look at the latest collection below! For more information or to find your nearest stockist, visit annageorgina.co.za.