Thursday, April 19, 2012

Would you buy a wedding dress from Topshop?

UK Vogue has revealed that Richard Nicoll has created a collection of bridal dresses for Topshop.

The dresses, which all feature Nicoll's signature sculptural shapes and feminine fabrics, will be available from June 2012.

However, no photos have yet been released.

Topshop has advised that the collection is a "modern alternative to meringue culture".

To give you a feeling for the Nicoll aesthetic, here are some photos from his 2012 SS London Fashion Week collection....

Photos from

Some of you may recall that Richard did a capsule collection with Sportsgirl in Australia about 2 years ago.....but it was surprisingly tailored for him....I remember trying on the jacket but the Size 14 was soooooo tiny......waaahhhhh.

Its not the first time that Richard has done bridal gowns. He has shown two recent bridal designs on his personal blog.
The first one is for a colleague.....

What do you think of this one?

This next one is for a friend.

I LOVE this one. What do you think?

So will you consider buying your wedding dress from a fast fashion chain?

I guess it depends on many factors:

* Availability in your local market

* Whether the design is alterations friendly (some high fashion items simply arent, even if pay truckloads of money)

* Price

* Quality

* Whether you like his aesthetic

* Other?


  1. I strongly think that is very interesting the new marketing on bridals, I'm so curious to see the result.

  2. So far we have seen quite a few celebrities sport H&M "Conscious Collection" black tie frocks - Michelle Williams at the BAFTAs & recently Ginnifer Goodwin at the White House Correspondents' Dinner. Even tho I think bridal expenditure is seriously on the rise, the advent of fast fashion chains is firmly in peoples' minds - so much so that I think brides will be eager to explore their gowns - time will tell...Val