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					PRESS RELEASE - London 2010 | White Gallery

Bridal Fashion Show Schedule

The catwalk schedule has just been announced for White Gallery London 2010 where over 30 of the finest
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international bridal designers will come together for the first time at London’s stunning Saatchi gallery. On the 23
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and 24 May, Alan Hannah, Amanda Wakeley, Ian Stuart, Johanna Hehir, Ritva Westenius, Stewart Parvin and
Suzanne Neville will be showcasing their 2011 collections on their own named and by invitation only preview fashion
shows, sponsored by Conde Nast Brides.


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STEWART PARVIN - 23 May 10.30
Embellishment, draping and fabulous new fabrics will feature in the collection whilst staying true to the fit and
structure which Parvin is renowned for. Stewart comments: ‘It’s such a fabulous setting to be able to present our
collection.’


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IAN STUART - 23 May 12.00 & 24 May 12.00
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The design inspiration for Ian Stuart’s 2010 Bridal collection comes from Queen Elizabeth 1 , Debbie Harry and Les
Folies Bergere. A mix of luxurious fabrics including silk taffeta, printed silk organza, taffetas metal, brocade and silk
chiffon portray his signature style. Detachable items, crochet lace, oversized skirts and elaborate embellishment are
key this season with tones of ivory, purple, gold, crocodile green, lavender, powder pink, lemon and lime.


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ALAN HANNAH* - 23 May 13.30
Alan Hannah’s new collection draws inspiration from long summer days, sweet scents, delicate flowers, walking
through meadows and fields, imagining what Vincent Van Gogh would have felt from the darkness of his soul to the
beauty that he produced. ‘I have translated this feeling into long floaty soft fabrics swaying in the warm summer
breeze, rich ivories with pure and romantic hand crafted flowers and beading. The show promises to be a riot of
colour and drama, forgetting the recession, with dresses resembling colour, romance and happiness.’ Comments
Hannah.


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AMANDA WAKELEY - 23 May 15.00
The new designs from Amanda Wakeley Sposa will feature both fluid shapes and strong silhouettes with bold
embellishments. A supremely luxurious range of dresses, injecting fresh new shapes and contemporary, light fabrics.
Cord embroidery is a dynamic and youthful embellishment on the bodice of a satin gown. A parachute hem gives a
fresh twist to the traditional train. Gun metal chain detail trims an empire line georgette dress, making an exceptional
statement. Concentrating on a fluid form more than full-skirt dresses, an Amanda Wakeley Sposa dress can be
distinguished by the perfection of cut and the sensual, luxurious fabric. Emphasis on enhancing the body comes from
clever draping and contoured paneling rather than restrictive corsetry.

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SUZANNE NEVILLE* - 23 May 16.30 & 24 May 10.30
As well as the classic Suzanne Neville gowns, the new range will feature fashion forward and modern twists including
floaty, organic shapes , as well as ultra glamorous, red carpet gowns for brides who want to dazzle. Gowns will feature
striking, hand bead work, giving a 1920's feel to the collection. The use of textured fabrics with surface design such as
tulle with roses or bark design give a botanical edge. Key bridal colours of white and ivory with some hints of pastels
are seen this season.


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RITVA WESTENIUS* - 24 May 13.30
Ritva Westenius’ 2011 collection is a breathtaking display of her creative talent. After 32 years of setting a standard of
design excellence Ritva is producing her most dramatic collection yet. Bold striking details will be offset with clean
lines and a chic serenity. Sex appeal is also high on the agenda with low backs, sumptuous fabrics and gently whisping
lace. Delicate overlays in the lightest organza and chiffons float with exquisite beauty, while crisp tailoring and
architectural lines balance the collection. Highlights include ravishing details of ruffles and beaded embellishment for
statement pieces that ooze sophisticated old world glamour.


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JOHANNA HEHIR - 24 May 17.00
Johanna’s collection is based on four stories which take influence from different fashion eras. The 1950s story sees
smooth bodices over the hips with the full Parisienne skirts while the 1930s story sees an emphasis placed on back
detail while keeping the body lean with fabrics in velvet and delicate diamante detail. The 1920’s look will be lots of
fun with plenty of lace and fringing without losing the sophistication of the classic


* Featuring accessories by Halo & Co. For more than 15 years, Halo & Co’s products are designed and handmade in
the UK, using the finest components available. Cultured pearls from Japan, Austrian crystal and a plethora of semi-
precious-gemstones achieve a unique quality.


White Gallery London 2010 | Fashion shows are sponsored by Conde Nast Brides. Mayfair’s original supersalon,
Michaeljohn will be taking care of all the catwalk hair while stunning make-up will be provided by the team
at Bobbi Brown. Flowers provided by John Carter, Matthew Dickinson, Neill Strain, Sophie Hanna and Zita Elze

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For further information, catwalk schedules or images please contact: Sharon Good or Grace Dewhurst at Good Results PR T: 020 7299 0580 E:
Sharong@goodresults.co.uk E: graced@goodresults.co.uk . Admittance to members of the press is subject to pre-registration and validation of the
White Gallery | London 2010. Please contact Good Results PR as above.

				
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