RED CARPET READY
It’s no secret were huge fans of Belle & Bunty at B.LOVED HQ, so much so we invited them to join our regular team of lifestyle writers (and happy danced for a week when they said yes!!). Alice and Hannah created Belle & Bunty after meeting at the London College of Fashion, and their background means not only are they our biggest style icons, but for hundred’s of women and brides who wear their fashion-forward dresses. Having designed their own wedding dresses (the Belle and the Bunty, naturally) they undertand precisely what modern brides are after – from luxurious fabrics to a flattering fit and romantic detailing that means their dresses remain current yet timeless all at the same time.
Fresh for 2015, their new Red Carpet Collection captures the new trend for coloured wedding dresses, with 12 new styles launched just in time for this year’s fashion-hungry brides. In shades of hot pink, claret red and deep purple there are sweeping ballgowns, low scoop backs, flirty tea-length and even a cheeky jumpsuit to choose from. We’re hooked.
I caught up with Alice & Hannah to get the full scoop on the new designs –
What inspired the collection? Our love of glamour, colour and luxurious fabrics!
What kind of bride is attracted to B&B? Our brides tend to be those that want something a bit different from the norm so are looking for unique designs like ours. They also really like the authenticity behind the dress and buy into our styles being all made in London using British suppliers.
There’s a lot of colour in the collection, how are brides embracing colour on their big day? Nowadays anything goes on your big day so brides are feeling like they can really show their personality through their dress. Having a colour goes hand in hand with this as it reflects personal style and is a great way of standing out from the crowd. Whether they go for something subtle like our blush pink shade or something dramatic and daring like emerald green or hot pink brides are taking the plunge and loving the coloured dresses. Of course with a coloured dress the option to wear the dress again at a later date is always there too which is a big selling point when spending a large amount one a dress.
Any key colours we should be looking out for? Pink has been big in the fashion world for a few seasons now and is set to cross over to bridalwear. Various tones such as blush and nude are the more “bridal” looking shades and bolder hues are for the more daring.
What key shapes and styles are you seeing for 2015? We are loving simple and elegant lines at the moment that follow the individual woman’s shape and create a lovely flattering feminine look. The separates trend feels really fresh and new and allows a lot of individuality for the bride to create her own extra special look.
What’s your favourite design? The Pearly in midnight blue silk satin and black lace is a favourite, its dark and mysterious. We also adore the hot pink darcey. Its a great shape with its full skirt and high neck and goes to show that you dont have to bare flesh to look sexy.
What’s next for B&B? We are currently working on a new bridal collection which will be revealed soon! We are also very excited to have been nominated in 2 categories in the You & Your Wedding magazine awards and will be showcasing the collection at various bridal exhibitions this year also.
So girls, who’s going to rock a coloured frock on their big day?