Last week we were super excited to be attending the European launch of the 2018 Enzoani collection. We literally jumped out of bed on Monday morning like a 5 year old on Christmas Day!
Enzoani is one of our favourite brands, merging traditional and modern European styles into exquisitely handcrafted gowns. And let’s be honest, who doesn’t love being on the front row of a catwalk showcasing dresses that dreams are made of?!
This is the first time Enzoani had premiered their collection in the UK, usually the USA get to see it first…but this time boutiques from all over the world and even Europe’s Enzoani staff flocked to the Midlands of all places, to get their first glimpse of the stunning new collection.
We arrived early at the magnificent Grade 2 listed Council House on Victoria Square in Birmingham city centre (also a wedding venue!) and were ushered into the Banqueting Suite where the catwalk was to be held. It was a truly beautiful space, full of traditional Victorian elegance which helped to set the tone for the whole day.
After a quick hit of caffeine, we took our seats, with a fizz of excitement in the air. The show lasted around two and a half hours and we were mesmerised as wedding gown after wedding gown sashayed down the catwalk, each one as beautiful as the next. Creative Director, Kang Chun Lin, is a genius! He carefully constructs dresses that have an air of romance and grace, but that are also fashion-forward and innovative, inspired by European trends.
It was built beautifully on the 2017 collection which introduced some dramatic feature trains on graceful gowns. Likewise, the 2018 collection offered something for every bride. From sleek silhouettes to full A-line wedding dresses; we saw crepes and stretch georgettes with illusion necklines and sweeping low backs. Lace featured prominently on sleeves, bodices and skirts and there were soft tulles and stunning beading.
Kang Chun Lin even came on stage to demonstrate his distinctive two-piece gown ‘Meredith’; a beaded slip gown with a beaded lace/tulle overlay. Why have one dress when you can have two?
Check out some of the stunning collection, along with myself and Jonny, in our Facebook Live video. It’s amazing that we actually get to share the designs with you at the same time we see them!
But the fun didn’t stop there. We then got the enviable job of choosing our absolute favourite dresses to add to our fabulous existing Enzoani collection. The dresses were re-presented to us on mannequins so that we could see all the detail up close, shortlist our favourites and put our order through. It was no easy task! The exceptional quality, fit and finish made it very hard to choose, but I always keep in mind the LOVE bride and I can’t wait to show you the dresses we chose, when they come into store in October.
You’ll be pleased to hear that the ‘Meredith’ will be available at LOVE, along with lots of other gorgeous styles. They will also be premiered at the Enzoani ‘Trunk Show’ on Friday 27th and Saturday 28th October (by appointment only) and on the catwalk at our annual LOVE event ‘The Wedding Edit’ on Sunday 29th October at Styal Lodge (email us for more details and to be added to our guest list).
Our current Enzoani collection ranges from around £1300 up to £3000. The new 2018 collection will see prices start from around £2000 up to £3000. We will be sharing lots of heavenly photos on our social media feeds over the next few months, before The Enzoani collection arrives, so make sure you’re following us on Instagram and Facebook.
Lots of love,