Needle and Thread's Spring/Summer 2017 Wedding Dress Collection
British-based design house Needle & Thread has a knack for making ultrafeminine creations with modern updates. In fact, it's almost unbelievable that this is only the company's third go at a bridal line: Their big-day designs feel so much at the core of founder and creative director Hannah Coffin's aesthetic that even her ready-to-wear designs could easily make their way down the aisle. Often marked by ethereal fabrications, eye-popping embroidery with an almost couture feel, and modern silhouettes (including popular long-sleeved dresses and spaghetti straps), the dresses continue to wow brides-to-be.
"Our first bridal collection was an organic progression from our ready-to-wear, using trademark silhouettes, such as our long-sleeved gowns or voluminous tulle skirts," Coffin says. "We've been evolving these silhouettes each season, with the introduction of embroidery and subtle additions of color in threadwork, alongside beautifully intricate beadwork."
For her Spring/Summer 2017 collection, Coffin was inspired by enchanting florals. "As with the mainline ready-to-wear collection, much of the bridal collection has been inspired by flowers, from hazy sun-drenched roses, to translucent petals and the reflections of shimmering sunshine on a beautiful garden," Coffin said. "I grew up in the Cotswolds so I'm forever inspired by the English countryside."
The 3D-style floral appliqués—and their accompanying glistening adornments—are a romantic complement to the modern-meets-ethereal silhouettes, with its dipped-dyed touches of color, including the trailing tiered gown, which happens to be Coffin's favorite from the collection. "I love the subtle dip into hazy pink and the scattered rose motifs with pink threadwork," she explains.
To see the rest of the stunning styles, click through to view the entire Spring/Summer 2017 collection.