Soughting out the perfect wedding dress can be quite a challenge when there are so many amazing wedding dress designers. Each designer, with their own unique style and approach, showcases a different range of bridal wear and more often than not, each one of them are renowned in their own special way; some are known for their intricate beading, some for their cutting edge and avant-garde designs and some for the way they create magical gowns that flatter the female form in an ethereal manner. Listed below are just a few of the many established and famous wedding gown designers.
Oscar De La Renta
Not only is De La Renta one of the world’s leading fashion designer in ready wear, his name has long been established as one of the biggest and best in bridal wear. Renowned for his high quality gowns and excellent workmanship, he continues to push the fashion and style boundaries with his avant-garde designs. His gowns capture the very essence of femininity and have been characterized by full and flowing skirts.
In his latest Spring 2012 bridal collection, De la Renta marries classic silhouettes with spring patterns as well as Southern belle influences. Featuring pant suits, cocktail dresses and floorsweeping gowns, his entire collection is breathtaking and just goes to show how he has always been at the pinnacle of good taste.
This British fashion designer has an extensive clientele that includes artists such as Jennifer Aniston, Jessica Biel and Beyonce, as well as a very impressive portfolio to boot; she regularly dresses Kim Catrall in the Sex and the City series, has clinched a number of awards such as the British Bridal Dress Designer in 2008 and has had her pieces won by the Duchess of Cambridge, Katherine Middleton, during a tour of Canada of Los and Angeles.
Her signature gowns are often slinky and heavily embellished, and while her dresses are more fashion forward, her dresses, including those from her Spring 2012 bridal collection, are guaranteed to make brides feel like royalty on their wedding day.
Lhuillier started out on her design path at the young age of 11 in Philippines but it was only while searching for a gown for her own wedding in 1995 did she seriously considered the idea of having her own bridal line. Surprised by the lack of fashion-infused bridal options, she then went on to launch her first and very own bridal collection in the following year. Since then, she has become a favourite amongst celebrities for both wedding and red carpet dresses. Her dresses are modern yet romantic and the usage of beautiful fabrics and high quality lace has certainly helped in making her very popular with brides.
Her Spring 2012 bridal gowns exudes romance and softness with their rich texture, full skirts and beautifully embellished corsets. There are certainly many reasons to fall in love over and over again with her latest collection.
Recognised as one of Australia’s leading bridal couturiers, Khalil combines classical elements of the olden days with that of the modern era to produce designs that are beautiful and elegant. Being a Steven Khalil bride equates to working very closely with him and his team of talented designers because he believes that each gown should be tailored to suit the individual bride to perfection. Khalil establishes a working partnership with his customers that date as early as eight months prior to their wedding dates so as to produce one-off creations that embodies the personalities of each bride. His signature style includes flowing skirts, flattering cuts and beautiful hand-stitched detailing; all of which sets his gowns apart from the rest. His latest collection, Peony, is certainly no exception.
This major Australian fashion icon used to work for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s costume department before deciding to take the risk of designing her own line and opening her own store in 1992. Her risk definitely did before of as she now has her designs exported to major retail outlets worldwide and is constantly head hunted to dress celebrities. Her wedding gowns are innovative and stylish, complete with a touch of vintage glamour. Each season she continues to
wow the bridal industry; she has certainly done that and more with her latest Resort 2012 bridal collection which features intricate details as well as plenty of lace and embellishments.
Whatever their area of expertise may be, we can all agree that these designers have certainly earned the right to be immortalised in the bridal hall of fame.
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