We were lucky enough to attend one of the UK’s best and largest trade shows, White Gallery London, this week. Here are the upcoming top trends to look out for…
One particular trend that caught everyone’s eye at White Gallery London was floral prints. From subtle underlays to bright, bold designs, flowers were just about everywhere! Our favourite examples included Charlotte Balbier‘s selection from her new Untamed Love collection, and the new designs by Sassi Holford, who absolutely wowed on the catwalk.
One of the biggest trends right now has to be separates. Allowing brides to create their own completely bespoke looks by mixing and matching cute tops, skirts and even trousers, plenty of designers tapped into this trend with their new collections. We adored the selection available at Muscat London, Watters and the incredible new Milk & Honey collection by Elbeth Gillis.
As if applied to the skin, illusion arms and backs were adorned with incredible lace appliqué, creating an extremely beautiful effect. Experts at this included Donna Salado, Mori Lee and Catherine Deane.
Although we did see plenty of heavier designs with full princess skirts, we noticed a shift in the balance more towards slinkier, lightweight designs. However, unlike previous trends with top-to-toe silk, these designs featured structured bodices and floaty skirts instead. Experts at this were Anna Georgina, Rasha London and Paloma Blanca.
This pretty pink hue is everywhere right now, and this has now turned into a top trend for the bridal fashion sector, too. We saw everything from blush underlays and embellishments to head-to-toe blush material. Some of our favourite designs came courtesy of Savin London, House of Mooshki and Katya Katya Shehurina.
One of the biggest trends at the show was sequin embellishments. Bodices covered in them through to the odd sequin on trains and veils that sparkled in the light, these little details were a firm favourite this year. Eliza Jane Howell are still experts at embellishments, but we also loved the sequin designs by Anoushka G and Ruth Milliam.
Future trends to look out for…
We spotted a few new designs creeping through the new collections that we predict will be big for 2017. These included mid-to-low skirts, to the knee at the front and draping down to a floor-sweeping train at the back. A great way to show off your shoes! The second was removable trains. Some designers had explored the possibility of having clip-on trains that could be removed in the evening, leaving a more manageable long hemline. Finally, we predict that capes, shrugs and jackets will be all over the catwalks. They are the perfect way to keep warm for autumn and winter weddings while still looking chic.