Attire Bridal - Apr/Mar 2020 (Issue 76)

HEAD TO THE UK 33 S OWS WHITE GALLERY Make sure you head to the White Gallery while you’re checking out London Bridal Fashion Week You can’t visit London Bridal Fashion Week without checking out the talented line-up at its concurrent offering, White Gallery. This high-end, couture section of LBFW celebrates its 11 th year this March, and is firmly established as the foremost designer- only buying event in the international calendar. The exclusive collection of forward-thinking bridal, occasion and accessory designers will offer visitors the chance to see a curated edit of exclusively high- end collections, alongside one of the largest bridal fashion events in the world. Fancy a sneak peek of what you can expect? Here are a few names you’ll certainly want to check out… FAST FACTS WHERE: ExCel London, Royal Docks, London WHEN: 22 nd – 24 th March 2020 INFO: CATHERINE DEANE W: STAND: 310 (near the Champagne bar!) Catherine Deane was established in London in 2005, with the pillars of their foundation focussing on beauty, craft and nature. In a pledge to create eco-bridalwear, all of their packaging is made from 100% recycled materials – and they’re taking additional steps to ensure sustainability in the use of fabrics and finishes. Why check them out? Catherine Deane’s stand experience continues to evolve, as they engage with buyers and all those attending. They’ll also be talking through what the brand is doing differently, as a vow to be one of the leaders in eco-bridal wear. ALAN HANNAH W: STAND: 402 Alan Hannah will be showcasing both of their brands at White Gallery. Alan Hannah is the couture collection, designed by Marguerite Hannah and made in their London studios. MiaMia is also designed by Marguerite. As a sister label MiaMia has a different personality, with a boho and free-spirited feel. Why check them out? Marguerite and Alan will be on the stand to advise and help buyers. You will be able to see all the dresses at their on-stand fashion show, worn by a team of models. Be advised: they only have a few locations where they can accept new stockists, so make an appointment before the show to ensure you see the collections first!