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This afternoon it’s all about bridal style and the ‘Wild Love’ collection from Halfpenny London. This new collection is full of beading and embroidery, teamed with gorgeous lace, silks, crepe and flocked laces. The separates which make up the dresses mean that Boho brides can add their own personality to their outfit and the addition of capes can make a real statement! I just know that you are going to love these gowns today.
Halfpenny London’s Spring/Summer ’17 collection titled “Wild Love”, tells the story of wild romance and the summer of love. Weaving Brit cool with luxe sensibility, Kate has created a breathtaking collection of stunning dresses and interchangeable separates in her signature style.
The Wild Love collection is composed of specially designed beading and embroidery, teamed with exquisite French lace, liquid silks, crepe and sumptuous flocked laces.
The new pieces draw inspiration from a wild English rose garden in the intricate detail of the flowers, and the layers of delicate fragrant petals that evoke memories of summer; the contradiction lies in the graphic shapes of oblongs and circles for the expertly tailored pieces.
Kate’s strong attention to detail is showcased within her new collection of stunning beading and hand embroidery, magical florals that come to life through three-dimensional textures. As always, Kate’s obsession with fabrics shines through, a graduate of London’s Central St. Martins textiles Masters it is hardly surprising she designs luxury fabrics for each new season.
Key statement pieces elevate the classic Halfpenny London collection. The voluminous “Bow Jacket” blurs the boundaries between bridal and fashion, while the “Cheryl” dress features a slinky bias cut with ties to wrap across the back, chic and simple. This season also features new editions to Halfpenny London classics, the “Esme” dress now made in a graphic Mikado and Kate’s signature “Iris” dress in a fine French lever lace with triple floral borders and a flocked spot bodice.
Kate’s creativity and intuition when it comes to understanding the modern bride truly shines in this collection with luxe fashion-driven pieces you will want to wear again. “Wild Love” will be available in the flagship store and Halfpenny London stockists from August 2016.
Kate Halfpenny is the Founder of British luxury bridalwear brand, Halfpenny London. Founded in London in 2005, Halfpenny London has become one of the UK’s leading high-end bridalwear brands, with a flagship store in central London and presence in some of the most highly regarded bridal boutiques across the UK and internationally. Weaving Brit cool with a luxe sensibility, Kate creates innovative, chic dresses and separates for the modern bride.
Kate graduated with a BA Honours degree in Fashion Design in 1998 followed by a Masters in textile design from London’s prestigious Central St Martins. Before founding Halfpenny London, Kate worked at the centre of London’s fashion industry, first for Vivienne Westwood and then for ground-breaking costume designers The New Renaissance.
It was at this time that Kate successfully carved a career as a freelance stylist and soon began creating dresses for her celebrity clients, from Rihanna to British icons Emilia Fox, Erin O’Connor and Kate Moss. It was after actress Emilia Fox wore one of Kate’s intricate silk floral creations on her wedding day that Halfpenny London was born; inundated with requests and following a subsequent Vogue interview, Kate founded her eponymous wedding dress brand.
A fabric obsessive, Kate’s collections are filled with the finest materials, sourced from all over the world and detailed with delicate trims and intricate embroidery. This incredible knowledge of textiles combined with Kate’s styling skills allow her to create pieces for the contemporary woman – whether fashion-forward or the traditional bride. Kate’s collections of innovative dresses and interchangeable separates are coveted worldwide and have earned her global recognition.
Kate still continues to work with her A-list clientele and is perhaps best known for creating the iconic red gown worn by Kate Moss to Mario Testino’s 60th birthday in 2014, a dress that the supermodel has admitted is one of her favourite pieces.
Kate is proud to design and craft all of her collections in London and lives close to the flagship store with her husband James and young son Sylvester.
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