Attire Bridal - Apr/Mar 2020 (Issue 76)

50 Suzanne Neville on her latest collection, Flores – and how supporting your stockists in all aspects is vital THE POWER OF LOVE What’s the inspiration behind your 2020 Flores collection? The collection encapsulates a real sense of power and femininity, with strong shapes and incredible fabrics creating the best elements couture has to offer. The collection also presents exquisite embroideries and textured fabrics, as well as chic lines and our signature sculpted bodices. What fabrics and embellishments have you used in the designs? Within the collection I’ve used a lot of embroideries as well as intricate appliqués, alongside my statement, clean cut, chic fabrics. For our Flores designs it’s all about combining my signature silhouettes with extra statement features. How many designs feature in the collection and what are the key styles? There are 40 designs within the 2020 collection. The key styles include elegant silhouettes, but with a modern twist. Do you have a favourite gown or design from the new collection? My favourite design from this year’s collection is definitely Amber. I love it because it’s stylish, chic and unique. Which design do you predict will be a best-seller? Amerie, as it has a beautiful off-the-shoulder bodice with a soft organza skirt. Our stockists also love our signature corset, as I like to design dresses that flatter all shapes and sizes. What is the price range of the collection? All our dresses are made to measure, so prices differ from store to store and stockist to stockist. At present we have 50 UK-based stockists, as well as 25 internationally. Peony Amber