Wednesday, 26 September 2018

The Silk Road Adenture

What a fabulous programme with Joanna Lumey telling us of her epic, dreamy journey along the ancient trading route. If you haven't been watching it's worth catching up on. 

Sadly some of our Silk Firms that I have got off for years seem to be having to turn their attention to faux silk fabrics and stretchy fabrics to satisfy today's market. There's a fabulous feel and quality when I'm lucky enough to get to use it for my bride's dresses. Silk is actually the most crease resistant natural fabric and can be used with good old Ulster Linen to stop it from creasing as much. 

This time of year we have shows to keep us up to date with the latest trends in fabric from the most classic  of fabrics and laces to the most daring for those who want something different.  As with everything in life you get better quality the more you pay and so we have to cut the cloth to suit the budget. 

While I'm away to find out more, check out the way a silk worm works to produce the finest fabric. It live's off the Mulberry tree it's staple diet, nothing but the best to produce the best. 

Sunday, 16 September 2018

Latest news from the Bridal Industry of Trends for 2019

Start to consider main aspects you may want in your dress: do you want a dramatic backless dress or an elegant long-sleeved number? Do envisage yourself in a princess style ball gown or a fitted mermaid style? Whether you’re a sophisticated and romantic bride looking for something classic, a bohemian bride looking for a relaxed and whimsical look or a vintage bride who loves all things retro,you’re sure to find your perfect wedding gown in our wedding dress finder,that suits both your style and body type. 
Well it seems that embroidery and lace detail are still big on trend. While layers of femininity exude, trousers and even shorts have hit the catwalk and the rails. After seeing the wedding look for Charia Ferragni it didn't take long bridal designers to reproduce the notion.

Detail, lace with insets of insert geometric patterns are big on trend highlighting the female shape. From big circular skirts with pockets to fit and flare to show off your figure choose what suits you.