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Good Afternoon. On today’s bridal style we have a gorgeous collection to share with you from Lorie X. Laura the founder of Lorie X officially launched in Autumn 2014. These designs are fresh and unique and we love them here at Boho Weddings. With these gowns you can have the option of having a print incorporated into a design, this makes your dress extra special and unique. Just perfect!
Can you tell our readers a little more about the new collection
The new collection is called Desire Kissed and is made up of six looks – three new gown shapes, two separates outfits and a floor-length veil with train. Printed flowing silk organza, chiffon and twill skirts are teamed with structured brocade, dupion and duchess satin bodices with lace details in warm golden tones to create delicate, romantic pieces with a taste of colour and adventure.
Moving on from the first collection, Desire Kissed is brighter and a little more fun with playful use of colour and flirtatious open backs, yet still keeping the Lorie x signature feminine and ethereal vibe.
The photo shoot for the collection took place in East London and was brought to life with gorgeous bouquets & arrangements by Emma Soulsby of Ladybird Flowers, beautiful soft make-up and flower strewn hair by Portraits Bridal, and the dreamy photography of Kate Nielen; modelled by the ever-lovely & stunning Chloe Papworth.
The collection will be able to view for the first time at A Most Curious Wedding Fair in London in March 2016.
What were the main influences when designing the collection
Desire Kissed is inspired by the notion of following your heart wherever it may take you and being rewarded for doing so. The prints in the collection are all made from photographs I took or drawings I developed during a trip to Thailand last year when I fell in love with the beauty of the place and the idea of living in the moment and having a little faith it will take you in the right direction. Prints feature lotus flowers & waterlilies – which make their way through murky waters breaking the surface each morning beautiful and perfectly clean, just as relationships strengthen and become stronger as time goes by and obstacles are overcome leaving something pure and true. Other prints are made up of sunsets over the sea & Thai fishing boats and coconut candles which evoke a feeling of hope and awakening; the fluidity of life, and being willing to embark on the next adventure, feeling something and nothing being able to wash it away or fade it. They even feature elephants, which after you’ve met one seem somehow so wise and all-knowing.
Can you tell our readers a little more about your company
Lorie x is a range of bespoke bridal wear inspired by romanticism, adventures, great love stories and the beauty around us; pieces feature hand inked and photographic digital prints and are made from the finest fabrics. The collections are feminine and fluid, and the pieces unique and romantic.
Brides-to-be are invited to have input into the design process of their wedding day outfit choosing fabrics and style, using pieces featured in the collections to inspire what can be achieved. Prints can be developed to be included within the designs if a bride desires, based on whatever they like to make their dress personal to them. All garments are made in London, and any digital printing is done in the UK.
Print is used in a subtle yet beautiful way, adding colour to the designs and allowing brides to push designs further than with other bespoke designers, whilst still using traditional elements such as covered buttons for a modern bridal look.
Where are you based? And how long have you been designing for
I am based in East London
Lorie x started life as my university graduation collection, and after a few years of working in the fashion industry for luxury brands – and making a few bespoke wedding pieces alongside – the idea never truly left my mind, and so I grew the collection and launched officially in Autumn 2014.
Can you give our readers an idea on the price range for your dresses
As a rough guide gowns start at £1750 and separates start at £600, but each piece is individually priced based on style, fabric, print etc.
Where can they be ordered/purchased
For bespoke pieces brides can email [email protected] to arrange a complimentary consultation where initial ideas and designs can be discussed, shapes can then start to be developed and a series of fittings follow allowing the design to evolve and the bride to be a part of the journey.
Excitingly, as of January, Froufrou Bridal Boutique in Tunbridge Wells in Kent have a selection of samples for brides to try.
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