If you love your fashion, you will of course remember the iconic Galaxy dress. Spawning a thousand high street ‘inspirations’, the dress from Roland Mouret immediately went down as a modern classic. Everyone wanted a piece of that waist-cinching, hourglass-creating, old school glamour action. Sarah Janks had a hand in that moment of fashion history while working with Roland as a creative design assistant and pattern cutter…
Recalling Marlene Dietrich’s glamour gowns, Sarah devised a design marrying fit, cut, imagination and Roland’s draping genius. The collaboration produced one of the decade’s most iconic shapes – the Galaxy dress.
Sarah has also worked with Jonathan Saunders, Hamish Morrow and Jenny Packham. An experienced fashion pro with a love of bridal – this is where you look for your dream dress when you love your couture.
Today, I’m showing you Sarah’s Forget-Me-Not collection, which is chock full of designs to make sure you feel a starlet on your wedding day. The draping is magnificent, the fabrics feminine, and the shapes are more Oscar glamour gets wed rather than ‘wedding dress’ per se.
Lovers wore Forget-Me-Nots in 15th century Germany as a promise to never forget the other. In their language of flowers, Victorians interpreted its meaning as a true or faithful love. Exchanged by Lady Chatterley and her lover in D.H. Lawrence’sLady Chatterley’s Lover, the flower was a powerful declaration.
Woven within complex layers and exquisite detail, the essence of this token is the Forget-Me-Not collection’s touchstone.
Colour on colour, gilded with the palest of antique silvers, is the canvas from which pearl and faceted beads add shimmer to collarbones, shoulders or the small of a back.
Flowing tulle dresses, lush with ivory embroidery or laser-cut satins, bloom with tendrils of faceted beads and sequins. Designed to beautifully fit and support the décolleté, fluid, bias-cut gowns express the passionate soul of this romantic collection.
The Forget Me Not collection, inspired by the flower after which it is named, utilises delicate laces, beading, and floral appliqués to portray femininity and poise, effortlessly. The delicate juxtaposition of materials creates a collection with a sophisticated yet whimsical aesthetic.