Here’s another wedding dress collection to get excited about for next year. It might be the shiny silver plates and the possibility of British brides walking down the aisle looking like some super Princess Leia come Grecian Goddess hybrid that have got us all jumping with joy, but hey: it looks good! The 2013 David Fielden bridal collection, named Modern Heroism, is edgy and takes a step away from the fluffy meringue skirts that all celebrity brides these days are trying to make uber fashionable again.
Speaking about his latest collection, Fielden said: “My collection started with a visit to a theatre to see Shakespeare’s Richard the III. I was struck by the beauty and simplicity of the clothes of the mediaeval period: they suddenly seem relevant; the stripping back and bold detail set my mind flying with ideas using my background in theatre, design and choreography. Music also plays a great emotional part in my fashion shows.
“I became fascinated by the heroism of Joan of Arc and the visual imagery from a 1920 silent film about her. She became my muse and follows on a trend of mine setting my bride in a world of conflict from a visual and design point of view.
“I always like to juxtapose the romantic with a edgy quality. I see my muse as a heroic figure fighting for love and truth in a hard and uncompromising world.”