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Apr

28

2014

Designers Carried by LWD in Denver · Fashion · In the Press

Little White Dress Bridal Shop Introduces the Naeem Khan Bridal Collection

Naeem Khan Little White Dress Bridal Shop Denver Colorado

Little White Dress Bridal Shop has been selected to be the exclusive retailer for the Naeem Khan Bridal Collection in Colorado. According to owner Cate Malone, “It is very exciting to introduce Naeem Khan’s exquisite designs to brides. Each gown in the Naeem Khan bridal collection is truly the definition of quality, beauty, and luxury, embodied in a wedding dress. Gowns like these have never before been available in the Rocky Mountain Region, and are now available in only the most respected bridal salons in the United States.”

One of the biggest names in fashion, Naeem Khan designs elegant, impeccably detailed clothes, including for celebrities and high-profile women around the world. His devotees include Beyonce, Penelope Cruz, Carrie Underwood, Eva Longoria, and Taylor Swift, as well as First Lady Michelle Obama and Queen Noor of Jordan.

Born in India and still influenced by the architecture, history, and design of his home country, Khan grew up learning from his father and grandfather, who were both well known for designing clothing for the royal families. As a teenager, Khan moved to the United States, where he honed his craft and design sense as an apprentice for Halston.

In 2003 Naeem Khan launched his namesake collection, which immediately caught the attention of famous retailers Bergdorf Goodman, Harrods, Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue. Khan’s ready-to-wear collection is now available at more than 100 specialty retailers around the world.

Naeem Khan launched his first bridal collection in 2013, and press and tastemakers alike have dubbed Khan’s bridal collection the best of Bridal Fashion Week in both 2013 and 2014. Bringing his renowned sleek silhouettes and rich embellishments to his bridal designs, Khan’s decadent bridal collection combines mastery of fit, construction, and technique with a couture sense of style and attention detail. Each gown, created with the finest fabrics and materials, is embroidered and beaded entirely by hand.

The Naeem Khan bridal collection is featured in the world’s most exclusive retailers and finest bridal boutiques. Little White Dress Bridal Shop in Denver has the honor of being carefully selected to carry the distinctive Naeem Khan Bridal Collection. Experience the entire collection firsthand at the Naeem Khan trunk show August 7th-9th at Little White Dress Bridal Shop.

Since opening on January 5, 2008, Little White Dress Bridal Shop has become THE destination for brides throughout Colorado, the Rocky Mountain Region, and the country. Little White Dress provides a spacious, welcoming and attentive environment and brings a collection of couture wedding dress designers that were previously unavailable to Colorado brides. With access to bridal designers Anne Barge, Claire Pettibone, Jenny Packham, Liancarlo, Reem Acra, Rivini, Matthew Christopher, Sassi Holford, and most recently, Naeem Khan, Colorado brides will be treated to a fashion perspective previously available only in New York, L.A. or London.

 

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Apr

25

2014

Fashion · In the Press

Highlights from the RIVINI 2015 Collection Runway Show

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The RIVINI runway show at this April’s Bridal Fashion Week in New York was memorable – and the gorgeous, detailed, unique gowns were just the start! Little White Dress Bridal Shop in Denver was there to see the collection firsthand as it was presented, and to pick which gowns to bring back to Rocky Mountain brides. “In today’s world of selfies and smartphone cameras, Rita Vinieris reflected on what life was like before cameras. She came across the process of photograms, the process of creating a photographic image without the use of a camera, resulting in a negative shadow image. Thus for her spring Rivini collection, she combined that idea along with 3-D printing to create beautiful dresses done in textural patterns and 3-D embroideries. A hand-beaded gown was worked in nude tulle layered over chiffon and silk charmeuse, its intricate beadwork creating a 3-D effect. A variety of dresses were also produced via 3-D printers, including a strapless gown in organza, tulle and leather.” (WWD.) So cool, right?! And in a nod to the ever-present selfie, RIVINI ended the show with the models taking selfies of themselves – and with the audience. The Little White Dress team got in on the fun and took a #RiviniSelfie after the show!

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Apr

17

2014

Fashion · In the Press

Jenny Packham 2015 Bridal Collection

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Little White Dress Bridal Shop had the pleasure of attending the Jenny Packham 2015 Bridal Collection runway show in New York City during Bridal Fashion Week this month. As usual, Jenny Packham’s collection is absolutely spectacular, with beaded creations, romantic silhouettes, and impeccable detailing. The buzz of Bridal Fashion Week was how Jenny Packham started and ended the show with two beautiful, curvy models.

Jenny Packham, based in London and favorite designer of the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, says that the 2015 Bridal Collection “is inspired by photographs of British society photographer, Madame Yevonde. In the 1930′s, the dawn of colour photography, Yevonde created a series of portraits of society ladies dressed in classical costumes, known as ‘The Goddesses.’ Her stylised images of mythological heroines – Helen of Troy, Persephone, Venus – captured an ancient world of antiquity, within a modern and hauntingly beautiful treatment.”

“The colours Madame Yevonde used; soft, tonal, always romantic, and the feminine way she played with light and colour to create a hazy, neoclassical ambiance, directly influence the design and palate of this season’s collection.”

Soft buttermilks, champagnes and warm blush caramel tones in sumptuous silk chiffon and ethereal tulle compliment traditional classical ivory. Celestial capes, whimsical tiered hemlines and exquisite veils add a romantic, mythical affection to the collection whilst delicate French lace is adorned with signature beading and twinkling crystals in an array of molten golds, antique metallic silvers and rich alabasters.”

A selection of these breathtaking gowns will be available at Little White Dress Bridal Shop in Denver starting this fall. Enjoy the complete Jenny Packham 2015 Bridal Collection!

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Apr

15

2014

Fashion · In the Press · Wedding Inspiration · Wedding Interests

Spring 2015 Bridal Trend Report

Just back from viewing the new collections in London and New York, the team at Little White Dress Bridal Shop in Denver is excited to share all the latest trends straight from the runways and showrooms of the world’s top bridal designers! Selections from these stunning collections will be available at Little White Dress starting this fall, just in time for brides getting married in spring and summer of 2015. In the meantime, enjoy our top picks for Little White Dress brides from this season’s collections!

Nude Lace

Left to right: Reem Acra, RIVINI, So Sassi by Sassi Holford

In London and New York we saw several iterations of lace shown with a nude-colored underlay. We love this look – a bit edgy, a bit classic, and it makes that gorgeous lace pop! Accentuated with luxe details like beading, subtle cut-outs, and flattering silhouettes, this traditional fabric is anything but boring as we saw it this season. We were smitten by the nude lace gowns shown by Reem Acra, RIVINI, and So Sassi by Sassi Holford.

Leaf Motif

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Reem Acra, RIVINI, and Jenny Packham

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A new take on nature-inspired themes, the leaf motif was all over the runways for Spring 2015, including on gowns by Reem Acra, RIVINI, and Jenny Packham. In metallic silvers and golds, these leaves put the glamour in the typically feminine floral patterns we’ve seen in bridal fashion for many years. The leaf motif is a brilliant way to bring the beauty of nature into what you wear on your wedding day. If this trend is a little too much for your own wedding dress, we love the idea of bringing the leaf trend to your accessories. Delicate leaf patterns were displayed on accessories by Maria Elena Headpieces and Paris by Debra Moreland.

Light as Air

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Dreaming of a comfortable wedding dress that doesn’t forgo style? We were excited to see light, flowy, make-you-want-to-twirl gowns from Jenny Packham, Reem Acra, and Charlie Brear. In luscious silk crepes, chiffons, and tulles, these light as air dresses are just as flattering as they are luxurious. And an added bonus – with minimal embellishments, they’re available at very sensible prices.

Layered Lace

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Liancarlo, RIVINI, Liancarlo

If you look closely, you’ll see that these laces are layered under chiffon, beading, or another style of lace. The layered lace we saw from several designers, including Liancarlo and RIVINI, adds beautiful dimension and intricacy to wedding gowns for that added touch of uniqueness. Perfect for brides who are understated and classic yet wouldn’t dream of having the same thing as everyone else.

Shimmering Sequins

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Charlie Brear, Sassi Holford, Jenny Packham

From subtle to show-stopping, all-over sequins were on wedding dresses this season by designers Charlie Brear, Sassi Holford, and Jenny Packham. Different from the large-motif beading and embellishments that are still also popular, these shimmering sparkles add a whole lot of glamour and illuminate a glowing bride.

Linear and Lattice Design

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We noticed several versions of linear and lattice design, whether in intricate detail or on larger patterns that work like contouring for the body. (We’ve all heard that stripes are slimming, right?) The best versions we saw, by Jenny Packham, Naeem Khan, and RIVINI, show impeccable craftsmanship with beading, embroidery, and even leather ribbons.

Illusion and Low Back Details

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It’s no surprise that the illusion and low back trends continue to be popular in the bridal fashion world. In fact, nearly every designer is showing a selection of gowns with either one or both of these details. And brides continue to love it! This season some of the prettiest and most unique versions we saw of these trends were by Liancarlo, RIVINI, and Reem Acra.

Fashion for All Figures

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We must admit, our favorite trend this season was Jenny Packham‘s genius decision to present her new collection on women in a variety shapes and sizes. We hope that more designers will do the same in the future. We always pick our gowns with our many types of brides in mind, and we’ve always known that Jenny Packham gowns look fabulous on women with curves. Now the whole world knows it too! Her beautiful, curvy models were truly the talk of Bridal Fashion Week.

Which trends do you love and which would you leave behind? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!

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Mar

19

2014

In the Press

Little White Dress Featured in Colorado Expression Magazine

Little White Dress Bridal Shop is honored to be featured in the February/March 2014 issue of Colorado Expression! The magazine highlights Colorado people, luxury lifestyle, businesses, and events. Take a look at the beautiful six-page spread on our bridal shop and its owner, Cate Malone, and read the full article and issue at www.coloradoexpression.com/this-issue!

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