Emilia Wickstead’s Wedding Style Advice
As New Zealand born, London-based designer Emilia Wickstead launches her 10-piece bridal collection, Vogue’s news editor Lauren Milligan asks for her top wedding style tips, from how to choose the right fabric to what to remember on the day.
Vogue asks Wickstead if there are “different kinds of brides?”
“Absolutely, every bride is different and unique and that is one of the main reasons it was so important for me to launch this collection,” Wickstead says. “I want to offer a wide range of classic and contemporary bridalwear to suit all personalities, readily available to try on. My first collection includes nine dresses and one jumpsuit to be precise.”
“And how do you find the right shape for you?” Vogue editor Milligan asks.
“I wore one of my own designs on my wedding day. By combining my favorite cuts and shapes from various Emilia Wickstead collections over the years I created my perfect dress, which I still love to this day. Much of my new bridal collection focuses on my classic silhouettes with elevated elements, to create wedding-worthy dresses.
“Fabric should be carefully selected depending on the time of year and venue. It is important that every bride feels comfortable in her chosen dress and fabric choice has a big part to play in this. You must consider the day as a whole: where is your ceremony and reception? Indoor or outdoor? Make sure that the fabric you chose works well throughout the day, and if not, have a backup plan; for example, the option to add or remove sleeves. Also, it is important to consider the perfect shade and texture of ivory or off white which compliments your natural complexion.”
Original article by Lauren Milligan, Vogue, May 20, 2017.