What a fantastic time we had at the latest Scottish Wedding Show! The atmosphere was sensational, and we met lots of wonderful women there.
Let’s talk about the show and the Collection! The outfits were designed by our dear friend and partner in crime, Rinaldo Girasoli. The collection was inspired by the looks of the 1940’s and finished off with a dash of modern twist made in a turquoise , champagne gold and off-white palette. The skirts ending below the knee , the bodices of the outfits fitted to the figure enhancing the waist made the whole collection very feminine. The faux fur, as the focal fabric of the collection, embellishing the collars and the sleeves added a touch of glamour to the whole range. The finale outfit, which closed the show, both the dress and the coat, were composed of champagne gold tones on the dress and the full length coat in ivory fur, with a deeper contrast colour on the collar gave that final touch of class and opulence.
When it came to the hats, I had to make sure that the style of each piece will well complement each outfit, not just in colour but in style as well to finish off the look. Taken into account the style elements of the 1940’s and giving them a modern touch, they resulted in a very fresh and chic collection. I used very wide shallow brims as well as classic shapes such as beret, pillbox and the super chic cloche that was a very common style in that era. I also incorporated the fur altghouh sparingly as I didn’t want the hats to look too heavy. The use of natural colour pheasant feathers tied in beautifully, quills and also added a little touch of glitz in the focal point to finish off with a large faceted cabochon and surrounded by beading all mounted on a fabric daisy. The use of the spotted veil gave them the delicate and glamourous look. Below some on the hats in progress..
It was a thrill and a privilege to work with Rinaldo again, and very proud of our collections we created.
More views of the Collection on the Catwalk taken by the talented Pamela Gibson.
One our lovely clients is off to Ladies Day at Royal Ascot next week and is wearing this beautiful Gucci Dress from their Spring/Summer 2014 Collection. In preparation for the event we have created exclusively for her a Hat that matches perfectly. We take great pride in all our designs, our Head Designer is nothing less than a perfectionist and worked on this design personally. Hand dying each aspect to ensure the colours matched and the overall outfit looked flawless and coordinated to perfection.
We love the colour composition of raspberry, sunburnt orange and black, creating a glamorous and luxurious attire. We know that our lovely client is going to look stunning at Royal Ascot this year and can’t wait to see some of the photos.
Ultimate Design Hats has been working with the Scottish Wedding Channel; The Scottish Wedding Channel is the world’s first online bridal magazine – with every feature in video format. A pioneering new way to inform, advise and entertain viewers with a variety of features including expert advice, hair and make-up tutorials, DIY segments, real life weddings, venue features and supplier spotlight.
So who better for us to team up with the wedding season to bring more designs and trends to our viewers and clients!
Here are some behind the scene photos for our most recent collaboration where we and our Head Designer and Founder Ana Maria Ortega created some feature videos about the perfect hat and how to find it for this current wedding season.
Our collaboration with the Scottish Wedding Channel was all about choosing the right hat for the right features and personality. Finding the right hat is not only about picking the right colours for your garment, it is more importantly finding a hat that will make you stand out in the crowd. At Ultimate Design Hats the most crucial thing for us is creating a style and shape that best compliments your facial structure and enhances your personality.
Ultimate Design Hats has teamed up with L.K. Bennett London for their Spring/Summer 2014 Collection this season. Creating exclusive and unique designs to produce a polished and complete look with L.K. Bennett’s current styles. Featuring styles worn by the Duchess of Cambridge on her recent Royal Tour in Australia, these designs are full of colour and vibrancy getting ready for a spring fever. Our designs are currently on display at their Glasgow Store.
L.K. Bennett London, Glasgow Store: 32 Royal Exchange Square, City Centre, Glasgow G1 3AB, United Kingdom
+44 141 221 5500
Check out both our exclusive designs on our online shop and L.K. Bennett’s current range: