Designers’ Profiles 2017-03-30T18:17:05+00:00
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Watters

30 years ago, Vatana Watters made a few dresses for friends and family, and found herself in demand. By the late 1980s, Watters had become a leading brand in bridal. Today it is a multi-tiered, global enterprise serving the needs of diverse brides and bridal parties worldwide. Vatana remains the head and the heart of it all, passionately leading the design team in a truly collaborative effort.

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Jenny Packham

Jenny Packham is one of the red carpet’s go-to designers for dazzling feminine glamour. From dressing Hollywood royalty – including Angelina Jolie, Keira Knightley, Kate Winslet and Kate Hudson – to actual royalty like the Duchess of Cambridge, Packham’s bejewelled, floor-length creations never disappoint.

After studying fashion at Southampton Solent University and then receiving a First Class Honours degree from Central Saint Martins, Packham founded her eponymous line – then called Jenny Packham London – in 1988.

Pronovias

The Pronovias company presented its first prêt-à-porter bridal collection in 1964, thus taking an important step that would propel the company into the 21st century by combining the bridal and prêt-à-porter concepts in a single, innovative project.

Years later, in 1968, Pronovias opened its first specialist bridal store in Spain, a single location where brides could find the dresses and all the accessories they needed. The following decade saw Pronovias open 80 more shops in Spain and the start of its international expansion in Europe. It entered the American and Asian markets in the 1990s. It now has more than 3.800 sales points in 75 countries all around the world.

The company’s in-depth experience filters through to all its decisions, a tradition that has from its origins in “El Suizo”, an establishment that opened in 1922 in Barcelona specialising in lace, silk and embroidery for brides. This savoir faire is the result of the almost 100 years during which the family has been specialising in satisfying brides and making their dreams come true. A spirit that has lasted through the years, surviving changes and fashions in the manner of a real house style.

Suzanne Neville

Suzanne Neville is one of Europe’s leading designers of bridal and evening wear. All of the gowns are British made, with designing and hand-made production being undertaken in London. Still adhering to traditional origins, Suzanne Neville dresses are hand crafted using the techniques of contemporary couture.

Most well known for beautifully constructed wedding gowns and glamorous evening dresses with signature-structured bodices, the collection is incredibly diverse. Silhouettes vary from slim fitting bias cuts to full and romantic gowns, always using only the finest silks and hand embroideries.

Suzanne Neville started the business in 1991 after studying at the prestigious London College of fashion, gaining recognition after Harrods took on her entire first collection.  Now with stores in Knightsbridge, Cheshire and Guilford and over 50 Stockists in the UK and worldwide, the award winning designer continues to grow.

Suzanne is a very hands-on Designer who takes pride on the fit of every dress and aims to create the most flattering shape for every individual bride.  The designs are frequently featured in top bridal and fashion publications and regularly commissioned by celebrity and high profile clients.

Gowns created for stars of the stage and screen have included Katherine Jenkins, Tess Daly, Elle Macpherson and Kate Winslet to name a few.

Sassi Holford

British designer Sassi Holford has been making brides’ dreams come true for over thirty years, using her intuitive skills to create classic wedding dresses with a contemporary edge.

It is Sassi’s design ethos – enhancing the female shape whilst emphasising the bride’s own personality – that allows the bride to shine and feel her most beautiful. These beautiful dresses are handmade in England with dedication and true craft.

 

Catherine Deane

Catherine established her label in London in 2005.

Born in Ireland, raised in South Africa and inspired by living in London and Hong Kong; Catherine’s designs take cultural references from her nomadic lifestyle and her passion for long forgotten craft techniques and femininity.

Traditional techniques with a modernist twist of simplicity form the foundation of Catherine’s work and are fuelled by the continual search for new methods from around the world.

Juxtaposition plays an important part in the aesthetic of Catherine’s designs. Between textile and craft, strength and fragility and old meets new there is a consistent balance drawn in all that she creates; every Ying has a Yang.

All of these elements combine to create one of a kind, wearable pieces that enrich women with a sense of a femininity, beauty and uniqueness, designed to be worn forever.

Willowby by Watters

Extraordinary designer wedding dresses, bridesmaids dresses, reception dresses, wedding veils and wedding jewelry. It’s all here, and it all works together.

We’ve been designing wedding dresses for 30 years now, and we’re still inspired by runway trends from New York, Paris, London and Milan and attentive to changing bridal trends and style influences. A beach wedding dress was one trend in particular we noticed more women were asking for. With that in mind, Vatana Watters and the Watters design team created a new collection of wedding dresses. The result – Willowby. One part Napa Valley chic, one part laid-back elegance, one part Boho, sultry charm. A beautiful mix.

The Watters bridal dresses also continued to evolve in sophisticated ways. Our beaded, embroi­de­red corsets, voluminous ball gown skirts, flattering silhouettes, colored wedding dresses, and lace wedding dresses live up to every girl’s wedding dreams. And, we might add, very affordably-priced considering the high level of design detail.