Giving every bride-to-be the choice between fairytale classic and contemporary cool, Shehzarin Batha Bridal Couture bridges the gap between old and new style sensibilities. Tracking the latest trends whilst rummaging through vintage back catalogues, finding that perfect balance for those forever moments means keeping a close eye on what's hot in the world of bridal style this year.
A proud supporter of her fellow couturier compatriots, Shehzarin Batha never misses a show – making sure she's always front row ready when Bridal Fashion Week kicks off. With a sketch book in one hand and a head full of ideas, our creative director and taste maker is back from the 2017 showcase - brimming with new styles and up to the minute trend ideas to share with you.
Whether you're in the first or final stages of planning your big day, discover this year's three hottest trends to track now...
Inspired by a rich mix of detail metallic embroidery and opulent regal hues, high-shine embellishment and lurex detailing were showcased in a range of subtle and bombastic ways this season. Supercharging gracious designs with a precious metal soft edge, classic French lace was uplifted with ingots of molten copper, space-age silver and glimmering gold. A perfect all-day design, polished platinum and burnished ornamentation easily segues any design from the 'I Dos' to the dance floor. Worn with confident bijoux detailing or just a hint of luxury allure, give in to the power of heavy metals with antiqued finishes and bold statement jewellery.
Embracing a textured third dimension to shapely silhouettes, intricate hand-work was showcased in a wide range of wearable bouquets. From pretty petals to sculpting rose sweet heart necklines, detailed design was pushed up a gear as bridal couture faces its newest frontier – 3D dresses. A unique harmony between wearable art and vintage allure, simple lace was transformed into an English garden of tactile blooms - whilst others embraced traditional hand-beading and nearly-nude soft tulle bodices. A sensual option for those looking to push the sartorial envelope, focus on intricate body work and simple floating skirts.
Experimenting with ethereal layering, light as a feather organza and tulle skirting offered a sensual silhouette for the discerning winter bride. Playing with peek-a-boo white voiles for a classic fit and flare style, traditional A-line shapes gave an extra touch of spiritual allure to mysterious long-line skirts - adding soft fluidity to your stride. Enhancing movement and cinching in the waist, luscious layering empowers today's bride with wearable gowns and just a touch of 1920s vintage elegance thanks to shape-shifting chiffon and frost glass ornamentation.
'Offering bespoke and ready to wear bridal services, Shehzarin Batha Couture stylist consultations are available by appointment only at our dedicated Melbourne boutique Stephanie Browne & Co in Armadale. To book a private viewing and consultation, please do not hesitate to call a member of the Melbourne couture team.'
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