Fashion & style

20th September 2019


Swoon! 10 new bridal designers for the ultimate wedding dress inspiration

Take your pick!


1. Cucculelli Shaheen, NYC

Anthony Cucculelli and Anna Rose Shaheen are a formidable husband-and-wife team taking the wedding design world by storm! Their gowns, which can be inscribed with personal details such as your wedding date or star signs, are unique and created specifically for each bride-to-be.

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2. Costarellos, Greece and Paris

The devil is in the detail with Greek native Christos Costarellos, who is currently based in Paris. Embroidered bodices, and hand-cut designs are the order of the day in his pretty, bohemian creations.

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3. Halfpenny London, London

If vintage is queen in your book, look no further than Halfpenny London, the outfit run by celebrity stylist and designer Kate Halfpenny who has worked with icons of the fashion world such as Kate Moss. And, her gowns can even be found on Net-a-Porter so they’re easily accessible!

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4. Savannah Miller, NYC

Talk about a family of high achievers! Savannah Miller – Sienna Miller’s sister – has honed her designer skills working with the houses of fashion leaders like Alexander McQueen but her simple creations – endowed with boho details – are making waves all over the world.

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5. Donatelle Godart, Paris

Donatelle Godart knows a thing or two about how to flatter every body shape and her 1970s-inspired designs combine luxury and off-beat femininity. Indeed, her 2019 bridal collection, titled ‘She Walks In Beauty’, was also inspired by Lord Byron’s romantic poem! We’re so in love!

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6. Lili Hod, Chicago

Lihi Hod has firmly cemented her reputation as one to watch. The John Galliano alumni, who is now based in Chicago has set her sights on making gowns which show off the best of every woman’s silhouette: shapewear is built into gowns which still possess an easy-going flow.

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7. Paolo Sebastian, South Australia

Launched by Paul Vasileff when he was only 17, this Australian couture house has seen its creations grace catwalks, red carpet events and church aisles. Intricate lace gowns, embroidered full skirts and tight bodices characterise his work which has been adapted in various colours, depending on the occasion.

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8. Bo & Luca, Sydney and Cape Town

Bo & Luca’s Ophelia collection, launched for Spring Summer 2020, epitomises their growing confidence and influence. Focusing attention on bohemian detail, their gowns navigate the terrain between natural beauty and special occasion spectacle. Makes the choice effortless!

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9. Lein, NYC

Keeping in tune with easy-to-wear gowns (after all, you want to be comfortable for your big day!), US designer Meredith Stoecklein keeps her lines sleek and her fabrics soft. The designs are also easily adaptable after the big day, which means you can have and hold your dress long after you’ve said, ‘I Do’.

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10. Dana Harel, Tel Aviv

Head-turning looks is what Israeli designer Dana Harel specialises in, creating stunning dresses every bride will treasure. Whether it’s delicate tulle, one-shoulder gowns or sequinned details, this artist’s work has brought out the beauty in every bride whose worn them.

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Image Credits

Wedding Directory