Halfpenny London Releases Dreamy New Bridal Collection, 'Balance Chapter One'
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Halfpenny London Releases Dreamy New Bridal Collection, ‘Balance Chapter One’

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British bridal label Halfpenny London is back with another gorgeous collection for 2023: ‘Balance Chapter One’. Read on to find out about the concept behind it (and take a first look at the campaign imagery).

Halfpenny London Releases Dreamy New Bridal Collection, ‘Balance Chapter One’

Wedding Pinterest boards at the ready: Halfpenny London has just revealed its latest collection and, as is to be expected, it’s is nothing short of stunning. The collection of dresses, separates and accessories, titled ‘Balance Chapter One’, celebrates the beauty of contrasting textiles through playful designs.

‘Balance’ was inspired by designer Kate Halfpenny’s own experience as she looked for ways to balance her personal and work lives, which is translated into clashing textures, unexpected details and grandiose accessories. The result is a visual representation of Kate’s own discovery when seeking balance, that ‘that very imbalance creates unexpected, and exquisite, consequences and opportunities.’

Woman in wedding dress and veil

As the brand explains, we can expect to see, ‘Sleek lines interrupted by organza frills bursting from a seam like the crest of a wave, or cascade to the floor like water gently caressing the shore.’ Sounds (and looks) dreamy.

But most importantly, the collection is about encouraging brides to be playful with their bridal wardrobe, and find the joy in the unexpected.

Take A Look At The New Collection

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Poise Dress & Magnetic Sleeves

Notes from the brand: ‘Secured to an incredible power mesh foundation, voluminous taffeta cascades from the neckline like a waterfall. This statement dress can be worn parachute style, or nipped in at the waist with a belt. Worn with the Magnetic sleeves; ruched organza frills circle the arm to create a striking silhouette. Wear one pair, or stack them for even more drama.’

Periwinkle Veil

Notes from the brand: ‘Organza strips are delicately ruched, then rolled into graphic shells, giving the Periwinkle veil its voluminous, airy trim. An extra long tulle train is secured to the upper arm with satin bands and brides can choose to wear this piece over the face, or in a double drape at the back. Shown with the Equinox Dress and Gignoux Gloves.’

Equinox Dress

Notes from the brand: ‘The clean lines of the Equinox dress pool into a beautiful train, showcasing this crêpe back satin fabric and exaggerating the flattering fit-and-flare silhouette. Wear the Equinox on its own for an elegant look, or style with other pieces within the collection.’

Libra Skirt

Notes from the brand: ‘The nipped-in waist and huge skirt silhouette was one Kate would draw over and over as a child and it appears in many of her collections, albeit in new and modern forms. Meters of silk organza burst from the waist of the Libra skirt to create this dramatic shape. An exaggerated frilled hem and contrasting waistband make this a fresh take on a classic silhouette.’

Woman in white mini dress in front of green silk background

Roxy Dress

Notes from the brand: ‘A simple, square-neck cami allows the textured skirt of the micro-mini Roxy dress to take centre stage. Full of natural volume, silk organza is arranged in a graphic rose pattern giving the Roxy a fashion-forward edge.’

Serenity Corset & Duchess Ellie Skirt

Notes from the brand: ‘An ultra-flattering, yet comfortable foundation is delicately draped in Duchess satin to create this beautiful off-the-shoulder corset. Wear it with the matching Duchess Ellie skirt (shown here), or combine different fabrics to suit your own unique style. Our best-selling Ellie skirt is reimagined in a luxurious Duchess Satin fabric. A full circle cut makes this skirt drape beautifully on the body, while clever construction means the train retains its volume when in motion.’

Woman in white dress on green silk background

Tide Skirt

Notes from the brand: ‘A playful tutu perches on top of a magical full skirt, given the ultimate volume with layers and layers of tulle. Style it with a corset or base dress from the collection for a very modern twist on a traditional shape, or layer accessories for a statement look.’

Maisie Dress

Notes from the brand: ‘The Maisie mini dress is crafted with liquid-like crêpe back satin which is gathered at the waist in a faux wrap and draped at the bust for a flattering look. Adjustable straps ensure a perfect fit.’

Virgo Jacket

Notes from the brand: ‘We had developed the clever foundation for this jacket in a previous collection and it was the perfect base upon which to build the delicious Virgo shrug. Decadent silk organza is gathered and strategically placed to create these frothy frills, like the crest of a wave. Style this with a simple dress for a playful look, or with a full skirt for extra drama.’

Close up of woman's back in white dress

Earle Top & Earle back Insert

Notes from the brand: ‘In contrast to the elegant nigh-neck and long sleeves, duchess satin flows down the back of the Earle top into a low cowl drape, revealing the optional Earle back insert. The Earle back insert is embellished with a cluster of Halfpenny London’s signature silk organza flowers. The flowers are crafted using couture techniques using off cuts of fabric from other pieces in the collection.’

Ezekiel Corset

Notes from the brand: ‘Decadent silk crêpe is delicately draped across an ultra-flattering, yet comfortable corseted foundation. The fabric seamlessly flows into long ties which skim the upper arm for an elegant off-the-shoulder look.’

Lagoon Dress

Notes from the brand: ‘Stretch Duchess hugs in all the right places, giving the Lagoon dress its wonderful shape. Slim straps, a soft scoop neck and puddle train make this a versatile piece, perfect for layering with other pieces from the collection. Shown with the Gignoux Gloves.’

Crest Veil

Notes from the brand: ‘A long tulle veil is secured with a silk organza bow for an ultra feminine look.’

Woman in designer wedding dress

Forel Bag

Notes from the brand: ‘A slouchy mikado pouch is covered in silk organza frills to create this wonderful puff-ball bag, perfect for holding all your essentials on your big day.’

Gignoux Gloves

Notes from the brand: ‘The most delicate, barely-there tulle is juxtaposed with a stiff organza ruffle decoration on these beautiful gloves. Style them with any of our base dresses or minis for the ultimate city wedding look, or layer with more dramatic pieces to make a statement on your big day.’


You can see more from Halfpenny London at halfpennylondon.com

Images courtesy of Halfpenny London