Australian-based designer Shanna Melville releases brand new 2019 Collection
The inspiration for this entire range has come from Shanna’s travels around the world. She reveals: “being in Europe over Summer has inspired my light, flowing dresses”. As well as the design of the dresses, the fabrics have had a global route too. Shanna has scoured the corners of the globe to find the finest, most beautiful fabrics to create her amazing dresses. This particular collection includes fabrics from Italy, France, Portugal and even from as far away as Asia. Working very closely with a hand-beading expert in India helped Shanna to come up with lots of beautiful beaded designs for the collection – “the beading plays a big part in the 2018 range as it helps it to look and feel extra special”.
The soft, flowing fabrics are a key part of the feel of the collection, making this range perfect for laid-back, boho brides. “Throughout the range I have used silk chiffon, silk crepe, silk organza and a touch of tulle to keep the feel very ethereal and relaxed” says Shanna. “And there are details of French and European lace and gorgeous Indian hand-beading”. The colour palette is neutral – featuring warm ivory and a hint of nude. The dresses feature delicate Bardot sleeves, open backs and spaghetti straps – making them ideal for summer brides or those planning a destination wedding. The collection’s bohemian vibe lent itself perfectly to the sun-soaked photoshoot in Byron Bay, Australia. The powder-soft sand and gleaming sea made a perfect backdrop to celebrate these gorgeous bridal styles.
Shanna always has her clients in mind: “whenever I am designing a new collection, I always try and channel my type of bride – she is someone who loves to travel, a free-spirited thinker and someone looking for a dress that’s a little different to the norm. I also believe the brides come to me looking for high-quality pieces that exude luxury and subtle sort of glamour”. All Shanna Melville dresses are made-to-measure, so each and every bride will be able to walk down the aisle with a bespoke-fitting gown that complements their figure beautifully. At Shanna’s welcoming London studio, each bride will have a one-on-one appointment to turn her dress dreams into a reality and the team will be there every step of the way, right through to the final fitting, to ensure the bride’s vision is met.
Dresses in the 2019 collection start at £2,000 and are available at Luella’s Bridal.