Designer Wedding Dresses: Alan Hannah's 2018 Collection
As we all know, it can often feel endless the number of beautiful wedding gowns out there to choose from. So when we come across a collection such as Alan Hannah's and learn the stories behind how the collection's pieces come to be, it turns the dress from a beautiful piece of clothing into a walking story - something that we for one, love.
When the head designer Marguerite came to create this collection, it was at a time when her daughter was studying for her art A-levels. With her focus being on watercolours and the artist Charles Rennie Mackintosh, the house was constantly filled with images of this for reference. Inspired, Marguerite decided to channel this beautiful form of art into her latest collection that is painstakingly curated in their London workshop.
Marguerite took inspiration from the beautiful watercolour scenes by channeling the idea of water and movement into the dress through the style of cut and the use of soft silk satins and silk chiffons. Prempting the return of girlier details for 2018, the collection feature both sophisticated structured silhouettes and full skirted dresses. Along with this, there is beautiful embellishments including subtle and natural freshwater pearls and floral motifs. Finally, the collection explores more unstructured crepe and soft satin dresses that feature eye catching details such as soft asymmetric panels along with the return of bows and frills on sleeves and skirts.
Scroll down to see some of our favourites and how the collection channels this inspiration.
There are so many details on this dress that we are obsessed with! From the stunning embellished neckline, to the cut and the dipped back - it feels on trend whilst still remaining gorgeously classic.
This dress has the classic pretty look nailed. Whilst remaining fairly simple when it comes to embellishments, the cut and addition of the bow at the lower back are the stars of the show.
The perfect dress for a summer garden wedding, the Bernice feels beautifully light and delicate and really flatters the feminine form.
As the star of the catwalk, the Candice garnered a lot of attention for it's painstakingly hand painted blue hydrangeas that add a real pop of colour to the dress.
With a real Art Deco 1920's vibe, the Dixie feels carefree and elegant. We are in love with the super delicate embroidery that makes its way around the whole dress, framing that beautiful dipped back.
For a real princess dress, the Dorothea is the one. Featuring a feather thin lace bodice, the embellished belt brings a real elegance to the look and makes it feel that extra bit special.
7. Enchanted Garden
Looking like something straight out of 'A Midsummer Night's Dream', the delicately embroidered floral bodice on this turns it into a truly striking dress.
For ladylike cool, the Erica has it all. Featuring interesting details all over the dress, from the cut to the embellishments, it's the ideal dress for trying something unusual.
Elegance at it's very best, the figure hugging Fay features stunning silk satin fabric and a delicately embroidered waist - perfect for a city wedding.
With asymetrical cuts and a lovely pleated bodice, this is a princess dress with a real difference. Our favourite part has to be the movement of fabric, reminiscent of water.
For androgynous cool, the Irina strikes an amazing balance between a tux and a ladylike wedding dress, with beautiful button detailing running down the length of the dress.
For a subtly quirky wedding, the Katia is a great way to embrace a fair bit of personality. Plus, who isn't a sucker for polka dots?
This is the sort of dress that would suit Blair Waldorf from 'Gossip Girl' down to an absolute T! Ladylike and gorgeous, it really embraces the hourglass form.
The cut of this dress just takes it to a whole other level. With delicate ruffles at every turn, the dress also features the ever flattering off the shoulder look.
Featuring a removeable embellished cape, this dress is ideal for going from ceremony to reception. Once again, the lovely pleated cut enables the dress to have real movement.
Because who doesn't love a furry bolero? The fabulous detailing on the skirt of this dress paired with the feathers brings a really intriguing multi dimensional look to this wedding dress and we simply love it.
As a classic and flattering wedding dress, the Natasha features a sweetheart neckline and nipped in waist, guaranteed to enhance all your best features.
Using luxurious satin that creates an almost pearlescent effect, this beautiful dress has a real Betty Draper from Mad Men feel to it.
The trend for bows is officially back and we can't get enough. This oversized bow is a show stealer and will look fabulous as you're saying your vows.
Embracing the elegant off the shoulder look, the cut of this dress sees a straight bodice at the front that narrows to a V at the back, creating a lovely flattering look.
If you're after a dress that is simple and delicate, Ria is the one for you. With slightly folded detailing on the bodice, the beaded waist finishes the look off nicely.
The back on this dress is simply divine, whilst the main structure of the dress embraces the classic wedding dress style.
Featuring a detailed and delicate beaded bodice, this feather light layered dress will no doubt make you feel like a princess!
The number of elements involved in this dress means it feels really unique. From the asymetric hemline, figure hugging form and relaxed bow at the back, it's the perfect wedding dress if you fancy something a little different.