Friday Night Preview
Join us for Brides The Show's not-to-be-missed fashion event, taking place as part of our Friday Night Preview! In addition to the premiere of our spectacular Circus catwalk, set to showcase an array of gorgeous gowns all weekend long, we're giving you the opportunity to see stunning new-season creations from seven of the world's leading bridal designers stocked at Browns Bride, never before seen in the UK!
Friday Preview Night Catwalk Exclusive
As a guest at the Americas catwalk you'll get a front-row seat to see the newest and most glamorous designs - styled by Brides fashion director Bryony Toogood - from these seven top names from the international bridal industry:
· Monique LHuillier
· Mira Zwillinger
· Galia Lahav
· Romona Keveza
· Tony Ward
· Elizabeth Fillmore
· Ines Di Santo
You'll also be the amongst the first to experience our Circus catwalk in Brides The Show's brand new gallery theatre.
Scroll to learn more about each of the seven amazing international Browns Bride designers, whose gowns will take to the stage at the Friday Night Preview of Brides The Show! Click through the images to see behind the scenes at our exclusive shoot: more dresses will be on show at Brides The Show.
*Please note the Browns Bride Americas catwalk show will occur exclusively at 6:30pm on Friday 30 September only. The timetable is subject to change.
For every bride looking to make a luxurious statement on their big day, there’s Galia Lahav. Born in Russia to a family of seamstresses, it’s Galia’s illusion back gowns and cascading silk tulle skirts that have made her a household name in bridal couture. With every dress made by hand using luxury sewing techniques by the top seamstresses in Israel, Galia’s gowns redefine bridal fashion.
Monique’s designs capture the essence of femininity, allure and glamour, not only making her work renowned in the world of design but ensuring every bride that wears one of her gowns feels incredible on their wedding day. Influenced by fashion, Monique moved to LA at a young age to devote time to her craft and attended the Fashion Institute for Design and Merchandising. Celebrity fans include Emma Stone, Blake Lively and Sandra Bullock, and she’s been a member of the Council of Fashion Designers of America since 2003.
Tony Ward transformed his family’s couture house, established by his father in 1952, into an international brand after deepening his own knowledge of design working for big brands such as Dior, Chloé, and Lanvin. So, it’s no surprise his bridal gowns are unrivalled in cut and fit. Aptly named ‘The Architect of Detail’, Tony draws his inspiration from contemporary architecture. Expect sculptural forms and innovative techniques that play with the boundaries of light and transparency.
Ines Di Santo
Using couture techniques, Ines plays to the feminine side of a woman’s beauty in both her bridal and evening collections. Raised in Buenos Aires by parents who encouraged her interest in the arts, Ines studied both fine art and design in Argentina and Milan before turning creator of some of the world’s most glamorous and dazzlingly romantic wedding gowns. Today Ines is joined by her daughter Veronica who brings her own relaxed, youthful energy to the collections.
Established in 1991, Mira Zwillinger is an international luxury evening and bridal wear fashion house based in Tel Aviv. Mira, along with her daughter Lihi, creates couture dresses, sourcing the finest fabrics and materials and meticulously handcrafting each unique gown with embroidery, beading, and ornamentation. With the added benefit of being lightweight and comfortable, brides can dance their night away without compromising on style.
Elizabeth graduated from Parsons School of Design in New York in 1993 and has been designing stunning collections ever since. After several years creating high-end evening pieces, she was urged by the fashion director of Saks Fifth avenue to start a bridal collection. Focusing on slender bias cuts with graceful draping accents, chic fitted hourglass gowns and ethereal empire silhouettes, Elizabeth works with top-quality French and Italian silks to create sophisticated yet bohemian dresses.
Internationally renowned Romona Keveza founded her bridal line in 1999. 17 years later, her signature collection continues to embody luxury. Her dresses summon glamorous icons such as Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn and Jackie Kennedy and today, her striking gowns are seen adorning equally glamorous A-list stars including Angelina Jolie, Nicole Kidman and Lady Gaga.
Gin Sampling Masterclass
Try one of the following four cocktails from JJ Whitley in The Style Hub, exclusive to the Friday Night. You cna also meet the founder, Jonny Neill, who will be talking you through the drinks in this informal session.
JJ Whitley London Dry Gin – Aviation (gin, maraschino & sugar syrup, garnished with a cherry)
JJ Whitley Elderflower Gin – Daresbury Garden Party (elderflower gin & prosecco, garnished with a lemon twist)
JJ Whitley Rhubarb Vodka – The Daisy Chain (rhubarb vodka, ginger & lemon, garnished with an edible flower)
JJ Whitley Potato Vodka – The Stargazer (potato vodka, lime, sugar & grenadine, garnished with orange twist)
|All night||JJ Whitley||Gin sampling masterclasses|
|17:45 - 18:15pm||Bobbi Brown||Classic Bridal Make-Up|
|18:20pm||Pop Pop Papier||Fabulous Tassels|
|19:15-19:45pm||Bobbi Brown||Glowing Bridal Make-Up|
|19:20pm||Cocoa Cream||Designer Lollipops|
|20:20pm||Ricky Paul Flowers||Flroal Bunny Ears|
*All timetables subject to change