Browns Bride’s bridal designers Elizabeth Filmore, Johanna Johnson, Marchesa, Mira Zwillinger, Monique Lhuillier, Peter Langner and Vera Wang have collaborated with De Beers Diamond Jewellers to select one dress from each of their collections that most perfectly matches a particular De Beers design.
Browns Bride have, since their launch in 2004, been at the forefront of the designer bridal field. As with all Browns stores, the team behind Browns Bride select designers that create classic pieces, but that also have both a timeless and a contemporary feel to their collections.
This latest collaboration with De Beers is further proof that Browns are ahead of others in not only their vision, but their relationships with leading design houses.
Of course you will have to visit De Beers from the 24th October until the 15th November to truly experience the beauty and luxury of the dresses and jewels, but the descriptions of just how each designer has been paired with a selected De Beers creation are below…
Elizabeth Filmore’s feminine and bohemian ‘Arabelle’ dress is perfectly matched with the architectural elegance of the De Beers Annabel engagement ring. The look is completed by De Beers’ diamond thread-pavé bangles and hoop earrings adding a modern touch.
With the grandeur of the 1920’s in mind, Johanna Johnson’s ‘Hero’ dress is made from her own exclusive vintage heavy silk satin and is entirely hand made and beaded. Each claw-set stone is laboriously sewn into the silk with yet more detail encrusted on the feature train. This bride’s perfect ring is undoubtedly one from the Talisman collection, representing the expert craftsmanship of De Beers with a unique blend of hand-selected rough and polished diamonds.
Marchesa’s ‘Georgina’ dress is an off the shoulder tulle gown with voluminous, ruched tiers, inspired by the exquisite couture styles of the 1950s. Recalling this era’s grand designs, the De Beers quintessential diamond classic collection is the perfect accompaniment for this bride with the DB Classic Trio ring.
At the heart of Mira Zwillinger’s designs is a technique that alters the DNA of the fabrics in order to create innovative new textures. Mira’s ‘Grace’ gown, featuring ornate hand embroidery and beading is enhanced by the De Beers Enchanted Lotus collection where the delicate diamond pavé motif is set in pink gold.
Embodying a dramatic combination of power and grace, the De Beers Adonis Rose collection captures the natural grace of Monique Lhuillier’s ‘Royalty’ dress, which exudes femininity and sophistication with a textured silk organza skirt and crystal embroidered bodice and sleeves.
Peter Langner’s ‘Purcell’ dress, handmade in Italy and combining only the most exclusive fabrics and the finest tailoring, is perfectly matched with the De Beers Aura collection adding a sophisticated and delicate statement.
Vera Wang’s Macy dress – an ivory v-neck sleeveless lace gown with hand-appliquéd Chantilly lace accents and a Guipure lace back – is paired with the De Beers Swan Lake Collection. A celebration of diamonds of character, the designs were inspired by prima ballerinas and like Vera Wang’s collection, strike the perfect balance between modernity and tradition.