At One Fab Day we’re all about celebrating the fantastic Irish designers and craftspeople we are so lucky count among our clan, so we were super proud to spot some of the new BHLDN bridal collection (swooooon) were actually designed by a great Irish designer: Catherine Deane.
Though born in Ireland, Catherine was raised in South Africa, based in London for many years and now lives in Hong Kong. This nomadic lifestyle has obviously influenced her design aesthetic and led to a fusion of African, Asian, European and of course Irish-Celtic.
But the true key to Catherine Deane’s style is her passion for traditional craft techniques. She takes forgotten or neglected crafts and uses them in a very contemporary way so her bridal designs are a fusion of modern feminity – simple elegant lines and soft sculpted fabrics – with a twist of the traditional craftsmans methods.
Catherine’s bespoke collection (all but top 2 and last 2 dresses featured) are available in a palette of 4 colours from pearl white or silver to ecru and nude (the darker dresses displayed). Full details of the bridalwear collection are available in this pdf.
In choosing a Catherine Deane wedding dress you would be among good company – a whole host of famous faces (and bodies) have kitted themselves out in Catherine’s creations for the red carpet – Fergie, Beyonce, Kim Kardashian to name just a few.