Halfpenny London - Fly Me To The Moon, The Incredible 2019 Collection



"I used to think I was the strangest person in the world but then I thought there are so many people in the world, there must be someone just like me who feels bizarre and flawed in the same ways I do. I would imagine her, and imagine that she must be out there thinking of me, too. Well, I hope that if you are out there and read this and know that, yes, it's true I'm here, and I'm just as strange as you."

- FRIDA KAHLO


Ok, full disclosure - I'm not completely impartial when it comes to this post, because I am a Halfpenny London bride. I wore the incredible Esme dress at my own wedding in 2016 and it was the single most glorious thing I have ever laid my hands on.


Like many brides, I found wedding dress shopping a bit of a mixed experience - I loved the ritual of going to boutiques with my mum and bridesmaids. It was playing dress-up for grown-ups and it was so much fun and gave me memories I treasure - but my prevailing thought after almost every dress was that it did feel like fancy dress, like I was pretending to be a bride - that I wouldn't actually wear it.


That all changed when I discovered Halfpenny London. Suddenly it wasn't fancy dress - instead, I was playing dress-up in the wardrobe of my dreams. Trying on dresses and bridal separates that felt like me. Dresses that had all the wow-factor I wanted - it was my wedding day, I wasn't looking for something understated - but that were cool, stylish and actually comfortable! These were dresses I could imagine wearing to the best party of my life, dresses that were made to dance in and have fun in. Sold.


So yeah, I love Halfpenny London. Kate Halfpenny designs wedding dresses for real brides - women who love fashion, who have real bodies and who want a dress they can enjoy wearing and that reflects their style. Her work takes bridal fashion to the next level - playing with shapes, fabrics and details to create looks that are beautifully and recognisably bridal, but that always feel new, fresh and exciting.


LUCAS DRESS


Fly Me To The Moon, the gorgeous 2019 collection, is no exception. This incredible collection celebrates femininity in all its unbridaled glory. Understanding that a woman can be full of exquisite contradictions, Kate Halfpenny plays with the concept of gender conventions and what it means to be feminine in 2018, provocatively naming each piece after a prominent or influential man in her life.


CHRISTIAN SKIRT AND OLIVER DRESS


With this amazing collection, Kate yet again turns traditional bridalwear on its head, using innovative techniques to create a multifaceted and nuanced edit of interchangeable separates and dresses. A boxy sequin jacket is trimmed with soft, pleated lace while voluminous, sheer sleeves offer a glimpse of bare skin. Showcasing her passion for textiles, each piece is a lovingly crafted work of art, an heirloom destined to become steeped in a bride's family history and remain loved across many generations.


SCOTTY DRESS


This glorious collection proves yet again that Halfpenny London is at the very forefront of bridal fashion in the UK - constantly pushing boundaries, taking risks and leading the industry in a new and exciting direction. Kate Halfpenny is one of the most talented and exciting designers working in the UK and this new collection is her strongest yet - I absolutely adore it.


OLIVER DRESS AND OSCAR CAPE


Fly Me to the Moon is available now at the beautiful Halfpenny London boutique in Bloomsbury and at stockists around the UK and internationally. Find your nearest store here: http://www.halfpennylondon.com/stockists/.


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ALEXANDER CORSET AND JAMES SKIRT


ALEXANDER CORSET, TOBI SKIRT AND DANIEL TOP


ALEXANDER CORSET, TOBI SKIRT AND DANIEL TOP


ALEXANDER CORSET, TOBI SKIRT AND DUFFY COAT


ALEXANDER CORSET AND TOBI SKIRT


ALEXANDER CORSET, JAMES SKIRT AND DUFFY COAT


BASIL TOP AND COCO DRESS


BOBBY TOP AND BAY SKIRT


BOBBY TOP


BRADLEY JACKET AND PETER SKIRT


BRADLEY JACKET AND PETER SKIRT


CHARLIE SKIRT AND IRIS SLIP

CHARLIE TOP AND SKIRT


CHRISTIAN SKIRT AND OLIVER DRESS


CHRISTIAN SKIRT AND OLIVER DRESS


DANIEL TOP AND OLIVER DRESS


DANIEL TOP


DUFFY COAT, BOBBIE TOP AND BAY SKIRT


DYLAN TOP AND SKIRT


DYLAN TOP AND SKIRT


GEORGE TOP AND SKIRT


GEORGE TOP AND SKIRT


GORDON PLAIN TOP AND JAMES SKIRT


GORDON PLAIN TOP AND JAMES SKIRT


JAMES-LEE DRESS


JAMES-LEE DRESS


JOSEPH CAPE AND OLIVER DRESS


JOSEPH CAPE


LUCAS DRESS


LUCAS DRESS


MALIN TOP


MAX DRESS AND PETER SKIRT


MAX DRESS AND PETER SKIRT


MAX DRESS AND SPOTTY VEIL


MAX DRESS


MAX DRESS


OLIVER DRESS


OSCAR DRESS AND SLEEVES


OSCAR DRESS AND SLEEVES


PETER CAPE


PETER CAPE


PETER CAPE


SAMSON TOP & SKIRT AND HUGO SLEEVES


SAMSON TOP & SKIRT AND HUGO SLEEVES


SCOTTY DRESS AND SPOTTY VEIL


SCOTTY DRESS


STEVIE DRESS


STEVIE DRESS


SYLVESTER DRESS


SYLVESTER DRESS AND LACE VEIL


TOBY TOP AND SKIRT


TOBY TOP AND SKIRT


VICTOR DRESS


VICTOR DRESS


VICTOR DRESS


ZIGGY DRESS


ZIGGY DRESS


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