Bridal Collection 2014
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Today ConfettiDaydreams.com is bringing you yet another exclusive first look at never before seen designs by the esteemed bridal designer, Elbeth Gillis, as we launch her 2014 collection!
PLUS! Get to know Elbeth by reading our exclusive behind the scenes interview.
The bridal couturier brings together meticulous crafting and attention to detail to produce sought after handmade designer gowns that brides can only dream of. Inspired by the opulent glamour of days gone by, the Elbeth Gillis 2014 Bridal Collection is a true celebration of sophisticated femininity. Timeless shapes featuring contemporary details take centre stage, while contrasting fabrics and meticulously hand-beaded embellished sleeves are incorporated to complete the overall effect.
Armed with a wealth of experience and a fashion diploma, Elbeth has succeeded in offering her ready-to-wear bridal garments from the shores of Cape Town and now to selected boutiques in the United Kingdom. The latest Elbeth Gillis 2014 collection is now available at selected boutiques in the UK and at the Elbeth Gillis studio in Cape Town, South Africa. For more details, visit www.elbethgillis.co.za.
Elbeth Gillis 2014 Collection: Leia
For the romantic bride at heart, Leia shows off eye-catching tulle shoulder straps, a Chantilly lace overlay, Swarovski crystal embellishments and a heavenly skirt with tulle godet inserts.
“My signature style is understated, feminine and romantic,” – Designer, Elbeth Gillis
Elbeth Gillis 2014 Collection: Zelda
Showing off an understated soft mermaid silhouette and to-die-for embroidered shoulder and waist detailing, Zelda is crafted from stunning Spanish lace and crepe-back satin.
Elbeth Gillis 2014 Collection: Catherine
Showcasing a detachable dupion silk sash, the modern mermaid silhouette of Catherine is further accentuated by the softness of a sweetheart neckline, low back design and charming three-quarter sleeves crafted from Chantilly lace overlay.
“I view each dress as a journey; from fabrics sourced internationally to original designs to personal touches, every dress is as unique as the bride who wears it,” – Designer, Elbeth Gillis
Elbeth Gillis 2014 Collection: Audrey
Featuring elaborately beaded shoulder straps and a ruched silk chiffon bodice that leads down to her dropped waistline, Audrey continues to amaze with a crepe satin back and a heavenly skirt overlay of silk chiffon.
Elbeth Gillis 2014 Collection: Edith
Edith presents a stunning combination of silk crepe and a delicate Chantilly lace overlay, which is adorned by shimmering Swarovski crystals along her waistline, a deep V-style back design and a romantic lace godet chapel train.
Elbeth Gillis 2014 Collection: Aurora
Aurora is something to behold – crafted from Chinese dupion silk and a blush-hued Chantilly lace bodice, this dress delights with secret pockets stashed away in a box-pleated skirt, a rushed silk sash and a floor-sweeping train.
Elbeth Gillis 2014 Collection: Sophia
Encrusted pearl and bead embellishments adorns the lace bodice and transparent lace back of Sophia, which complements her Chinese dupion skirt enhanced with a silk organza overlay and shadow lace detailing.
Elbeth Gillis 2014 Collection: Anastasia
Crafted from Duchesse satin, Anastasia features an amazement of cascading Chantilly lace frills and shoulder straps with an elegant silk ribbon sash.
Elbeth Gillis 2014 Collection: Jennifer
Intricate pearl embellishments adorns Jennifer’s guipure lace corset bodice and complements the cascading lace on the A-line silk chiffon silhouette.
Elbeth Gillis 2014 Collection: Alison
Featuring a corset-style bodice and a Chantilly lace overlay, Alison’s hand-beaded shoulder straps, hipline embellishments and detachable silk crepe train allows the bride both a beautiful ethereal style and versality.
Exclusive Behind The Scenes
Interview With Elbeth Gillis
Founded in 1997, the Elbeth Gillis brand has since emerged as a prominent house of bridal and evening couture. Harbouring a lifelong fascination for fashion, opening her own design house was a natural step for designer, Elbeth…
Fashion has been a lifelong fascination for me – so opening my own design house was a natural progression. I view each dress as a journey; from fabrics sourced internationally to original designs to personal touches, every dress is as unique as the bride who wears it and every client we have who falls in love with her dress is a highlight for me.
The Elbeth Gillis Signature Style
As the epitome of timeless style, charm, and uncompromising quality, Elbeth embodies the same virtues that her brides look for and find in their dresses. Her signature design style is no different.
I’d describe my signature style as understated, feminine and romantic.
The Creative Process
Elbeth takes us through the creative process of designing one of her signature gowns.
I begin by looking at international trends, which is the starting point for coming up with the theme for each collection. The process involves sourcing fabrics from around the world, and then designing a personal interpretation of current global trends.
2014 Bridal Trends As Seen By Elbeth Gillis
Interpreting current bridal trends in her own way, the Elbeth Gillis 2014 Collection sneaks in sensuous details and eye-catching embellishments, all popular elements of this season.
This year’s collection features detailed backs, pearl embellishments and lace – all prominent trends in bridal couture this season.
Advice for Selecting the Perfect Wedding Gown
With over twenty years in the industry under her belt, we asked Elbeth to share her pearls of wisdom for brides searching for their dream wedding dress.
Try on as many different styles as possible, make sure that the dress is a reflection of your personality and the type of wedding you’re having, and don’t let anyone influence you too much in your decision!
Brides interested in the 2014 Elbeth Gillis bridal collection can now view and purchase her range at selected boutiques in the UK and at the Elbeth Gillis studio in Cape Town, South Africa. For more details, visit www.elbethgillis.co.za.