Award-winning head designer of Rainbow Club, Diane Hassall has been chatting to Wedding Ideas Magazine about how the latest bridal trends have influenced her latest collection. Here are a few extracts from the article with her top tips…..
“For me, 2013 has already been a fantastic year for bridal shoe trends,” says Diane. “So far, the most popular trends have been 1920s, vintage, boho, 1950s and sparkle and shine – all of which were incorporated in my designs for each of the six Rainbow Club collections.”
“‘Miss Alice’ is my favourite 1920s-inspired design from the Hassall collection. Its dainty velvet tie and beautiful embroidered organza fabric epitomises the decadent era. Our ‘Anemone’ headdress, a statement piece encrusted with stunning diamanté and enamel, is great for those brides wanting only a hint of the roaring 20s.”
“The vintage trend embodies lace, velvet and embroidered trims, which are paired with beading and pearls to create beautiful textures. We have many vintage inspired shoes in the Rainbow Club range. ‘Devotion’from the Hassall collection layers pearls, diamanté and seed beads on top of fine lace to create a vintage design with a modern edge.”
“What you should expect to see from the Boho trend is soft materials and shapes, floral embroidery and unstructured looks.,” explains Diane. “‘Blossom Time’ from the Hassall collection is a perfect medley of shapely curves and hand beaded velvet flowers that create the perfect look for a true bohemian bride. ”
“The 1950’s trend is all about the details, focusing on everything from the shape of the sling back to the buckles. Satin fabrics, skinny stilettos and the ‘short sharp point’ were huge elements of the 50′s bridal style. These elements feature in shoes such as ‘Calicio’ from the Else collection; a beautiful sling back heel paired with a charming bow. During my design process, I drew inspiration from the iconic images of Hollywood, picturing the beautiful Audrey Hepburn in Roman Holiday.”
“The sparkle and shine trend has to be my favourite of 2013,” says Diane. “High shine, glossy fabrics and glitter have already dominated the bridal industry this year, with the expectation for it to continue well into 2014. The Rainbow Club Shimmer Collection plays homage to this trend with designs like ‘Christy – a round-toe court that has beautiful silver shimmer overlays finished with a sparkle encrusted platform heel.”
For the full article, see Wedding Ideas Magazine 5 of the Hottest Bridal Shoe Trends From Rainbow Club.