The Cynthia Rose Collection
What an absolute joy to be able to announce the second Rolling In Roses collection. Named 'Cynthia Rose' after my paternal grandmother, each dress in the collection is named after a native British plant or flower, and subtly influenced by styles from the 1960s and 70s. I was keen to include lace in these designs as so many of the brides who come to the boutique ask for lace, but I wanted it to be the softest most delicate lace I could find; no chintz or stiff scratchy lace for Rolling In Roses brides, not on my watch!
The dresses are designed with comfort in mind, but with grace and femininity for easy-to-wear dresses which are coolly beautiful but which let brides have the freedom to dance the night away, or swing their kids around in the air, or even hop on a motorbike with the groom and ride into the sunset (note: one of our brides is actually going to do this!). Four of the six dresses have some sort of sleeve, as such a high number of brides we speak to are looking for some sort of arm coverage from their dress, and many have really struggled to find wedding gowns with sleeves elsewhere. Most of them also have sheer, slashed, open or plunging backs for an added flash of skin and extra back detail for that breathtaking entrance whilst walking down the aisle. All the dresses are lined in breathable eco-friendly bamboo/silk charmeuse or habotai silk, and the other fabrics featured in the collection are 100% silk crêpe-backed satin, laser cut embroidered lace, and beautifully fluid yoryu chiffon.
I always design surrounded by music, which permeates every aspect of my life and work (our boutique is called Glory Days after a Pulp song, and the name Rolling In Roses itself is taken from a Patti Smith poem). Inevitably I associate certain songs with the dress designs and the mood I'm trying to convey so, as I did with the last collection, I've made an accompanying playlist once again. Enjoy!