Today I’m thrilled to spotlight on the work of Eliza Jane Howell & share her exquisite Grand Opera Collection of vintage inspired Wedding Dresses.
As the name suggests these gowns are grand, dramatic and evoke a passionate, emotional response.
Images captured by Chris Dawes Photography.
Renowned designer Gill Harvey has brought together her years of experience to create the Eliza Jane Howell Bridal Collection.
A graduate of the Royal College of Art in London, Gill Harvey was originally known for her Medici knitwear collection.
More recently it is her collaborations for the labels Invite and After Six that have kept her to the forefront of the occasion wear industry.
These labels are now known as The Gill Harvey Collection.
Named after her grandmother, the Eliza Jane Howell Bridal Collection has been designed for the modern day bride who would love to wear a dress that oozes the glamour, sophistication and decadence of the golden age of fashion.
Taking inspiration from exquisite vintage gowns, the Eliza Jane Howell collection is the epitome of grown up glamour
She says of her new Grand Opera Collection…
“The shoot took place on the second floor of an old pub on the Portobello Road in London.”
“We thought the distressed look of the building really lended itself to the mood of the shoot.”
“Our last Debutante Shoot was so well received that we knew that it would be a hard act to follow.”
“But focusing on our love for glamour, decadence and style, this time styled in a more contemporary way worked really well in the end.”
“I took inspiration for the Grand Opera Collection from my love of opera, the whole theatrical drama and theatre of all the stage settings, architecture and story lines.”
“The dresses are all named after famous female characters from the Opera and the new styles are dramatic…plunging backs and a higher neckline which show just enough flesh to tease the groom!”
“The colours are opulent….antique argent, opal and fawn.”
“But there is also a softer, more romantic look to the collection with our styles Belinda, Echo, Delilah and Sylvia with their softer beaded detail. And there is a new version of one of our most loved dresses Lucille.”
“The new girl is Lady Lucille and she has a lower back.”
Norma Coat over Lady Daisy
Thank you so much to the brand for sharing their stunning collection of vintage inspired wedding dresses,
The romance of bygone eras is as beautiful today as was then, and just when you thought that you couldn’t improve on perfection the brand brings a statement collection that stands out and hits those high notes much like the soprano.
Exceptional tailoring, sleek lines, intricate beading, and vibrant colour brings together a collection that exceeds special, its extraordinary.
Photography – Chris Dawes Photography
Bridal Gowns – Eliza Jane Howell
Make up by Hannah Longergan – Alchemy Artists
Styling – Andrea Cutts and Gill Harvey
To Contact Eliza Jane Howell
Phone: 0207 436 2992