We’ve always have a soft spot in our hearts for British fashion! Let alone stunning British bridal fashions!
Kate Halfpenny, award winning celebrity stylist and costume designer, recently launched her namesake bridal and couture collection Halfpenny London, which became an instant hit with the stylish set. A graduate of Central St. Martins, Kate’s often described as an ‘industry secret’ with her unique aesthetic highly regarded throughout the business. Having spent over a decade designing dresses, her talent for creating elegant and form fitting looks has garnered the attention of celebrities and directors worldwide from Rihanna to Kate Moss, Emilia Fox to Erin O’Connor, and working on super brands such as L’Oreal and Marks and spencer, to perfume campaigns for Moschino and Hugo Boss.
Shopping for your wedding dress without going to Halfpenny London’s new store is denying yourself a chance to find an utterly incredible wedding dress
Claire Close Celebrity PR
Last year saw the opening of Kate’s Bloomsbury boutique – Halfpenny London, a beautifully preserved bow-fronted Georgian Shop which showcases Kate’s visionary bridal creations. The shop, design studio and couture atelier on site serves as host to the entirely British made collection. Interchangeable seperates and dresses hand made from the finest British sourced laces and tulles designed by Kate, make up the collection. Dreamy satins, French lace with hand sewn beading create the exquisite showpieces that flatter diverse feminine silhouettes. Whilst scalloped laced edges, silk ribbon ties and intricate embellishment are just a few of the signature details you can expect from Kate’s designs.
Finding Kate and her warm and friendly team made creating my wedding dress the most wonderful memory loaded experience, even though I am based in LA they worked around my difficult and tight schedule. I cannot recommend them highly enough, nothing was too much trouble, no matter what I wanted to do. My dress was unique and more than I could possibly have ever imagined.
The 2014 Halfpenny London collection turns to nature with it’s main inspiration stemming from the dandelion clock, which is symbolised by the light floaty fabrics and delicate laces Kate has incorporated throughout her designs. The show stopping tiered tulle ‘Big Frill’ skirt has a grown up whimsical feel, perfect for the fashion conscious bride, whilst the deep plunging V back French lace ‘Iris’ top with Victorian buttoning worn down the back is sophisticated elegance at its finest.
The collection is affordably priced from $3,500, with Couture gowns starting at $9,000.