Flower parade: Anny Lin bridal collection

Anny Linn 2017 collection

Anny Lin’s bridal collection captures a wildly romantic mood with its use of soft prints, appliqué, blush shades and fine detailing, tuning into this season’s passion for rich and shimmering textures and all things floral

#16118 Jamila (1)
Jamila gown from the Anny Lin 2017 bridal collection features a sweetheart neckline, fitted bodice and full tulle skirt. French lace appears on the flattering cap sleeves and the hem of the gown

[dropcap]E[/dropcap]verything has been coming up roses this season. In fact, there’s an entire herbaceous border blooming on wedding gowns, as designers tap into a new romantic mood. One of the most inspiring collections for showcasing what flower power can do is by Anny Lin.

Makamae n Calanthe 3 copy
Makamae has unusual cross straps and large flower detail at the back of the neck. Like its sister gown Calanthe (shown right), it features 3D flower and bead decoration

Anny, who hails from Taiwan, began her bridal business in 2005 and designs and makes everything in-house using her own studio and production facility. She combines traditional tailoring techniques with often unusual fabric juxtapositions – there’s definitely a decadent flavour to most of her designs. Her new collection, which was showcased at White Gallery this spring, is about as flower infused as it gets and this magical shoot captures an A Midsummer Night’s Dream quality, with ethereal models shot against an abstract pink and lilac mirrored backdrop.

Felicia n Kalika w Sharmaine Skirt copy
Felicia gown by Anny Lin features an all over floral print, while Kalika (right) is a more traditional white satin sheath gown decorated with French lace and featuring fuschia flower decoration at the waistband.

We love her use of floral prints and appliqué, particularly in combination with transparent layering and off white and blush shades. There are more traditional gowns in the mix, including the delightful pleated Kalika, with lace panel neckline and fuschia flowers at the waist, while Jamila has a classic fitted bodice, sweetheart neckline and full tulle skirt.

While Anny Lin’s gowns are undeniably romantic, the use of colour and details is also bang on trend for this season’s brides who want to say it with flowers. Find out more about Anny Lin by visiting her website at annylinbridal.com