This week, I had front row seats to the 2015 Berta Bridal catwalk show – how exciting. The event was hosted by Brides Magazine and The Wedding Club and they couldn’t have picked a better setting – the beautiful ballroom of the Mandarin Oriental Hotel.
I joined a select number of guests at the five star hotel in Knightsbridge for a drinks reception of Grey Goose cocktails on the lawn, followed by the Berta Bridal catwalk show unveiling 20 gorgeous dresses.
But before we took our seats, I was absolutely delighted to meet the lady behind Berta Bridal herself. The Israeli designer speaks just a little bit of English so we had a little chat with the help of her translator. And I couldn’t help share a few photos with her of my own experience trying on her dresses at The Wedding Club. A few moments later, we took our seats for the highly-anticipated catwalk show..
The runway featured 20 new dresses, from the 2015 SS and AW collection and as you may know, this Israeli designer is world know for her avant-garde gowns of such sleek silhouettes and incredible lace detailing. If you want to see full photography of this exquisite collection, hop over to the website. But here are some images I excitedly snapped while trying to take everything in. They don’t appear in the order of the show.
Incredible trains and veils
The 2015 Berta Bridal collection featured some incredible trains and veils. Detachable trains and overskirts were prominent in the show, using luxurious silks and light fabrics. They created a light and flowing yet dramatic silhouette.
Luxurious overskirts and layers…
Some of the veil collections were layered with intricate lace edges and a shape that allowed them to fall beautifully around the body.
Others were clustered at the back to create a long and dramatic effect.
The designs in the Berta Bridal collection rarely lack the wow factor, but this one was perhaps the most dramatic. It was attached as a cape, giving a very regal feel, especially when accompanied with the tiara.
We can’t of course detract from the dresses themselves. And the 2015 was even more stunning than any previous collections I’ve seen before.
Vintage & Flapper influences
There was certainly a hint of the 1920s with Flapper-style fringing, jewels, head bands and an incredible level of sparkle!
Then there was the unmistakable romantic look with long sleeves, plunging necklines and bright red lips with full length lace.
There was an abundance of the stunning ‘invisible’ buttons and incredibly detailed backs which this luxe designer has become so well known for.
And there were many dresses which had an avant-garde look you just can’t compare to anything else.
Some were simple yet pretty…
Some had the most beautiful tulle skirts…
Then we saw one or two dresses which I can only describe as ‘wow’ dresses. I’d been told that the 2015 collection would have much more embellishment, beading and avant-garde designs, but personally, I thought these dresses were out of this world. Just look at them!
I was truly blown away from the show and if I realised two things it was 1) I am looking for a wedding dress that is equally as elegant, creative and unique as the dresses by Berta and 2) I need to get dress shopping quick – I’m running out of time!
Until next time x