The New Australian bridal label Bowie Rae is back again this year with their second collection. Unlike their debut Her collection, Suited is all about structure, texture and the Suited Bride.
Despite coming in a little more left of center, Suited still follows the same format that Bowie Rae is known and loved for; a range of separates that are all designed to work together giving brides the ultimate choice,
Designer, Mannie maintains the ethos central to Bowie Rae in this new collection “that no two Bowie Brides need look the same… look at every collection as the Bowie Rae wardrobe getting bigger and your only job is, find the perfect outfit or outfits for you!”
DID YOU GO SUITED FOR THE SECOND EVER BOWIE RAE COLLECTION?
It was a really fun collection to create and I really had to reign it in towards the end.
WHAT INSPIRED THIS COLLECTION?
A lot of the 80s and 90s seemed to be coming through in my designs which I was shocked about. I never thought I would be the one to resurrect the trends of those eras but it turns out, I did love so much about them. I love shouIders, strong accents and bold finishes and that is what I drew on with these designs. I’m also a huge fan of the classic pencil dress. It reminds me so much of my mother, it was basically her signature piece. Dylan is absolutely a tribute to her and just reminds me so much of her classic go-to. I don’t think it has or should ever go out-dated.
WHO DO YOU ENVISAGE AS THE BOWIE BRIDE?
Absolutely anyone really . I ‘ ve been so fortunate getting to know many of my brides in the show rooms and the trunk shows and the only thing they have in common , is that they are each so very different to one another. That’ s the beauty of the brand really , it’ s all about reaching out to the woman who just so happens to be getting married, not a “bride to be” trying to force herself in to a very outdated and unfair pigeon – hole.
WHAT’S NEXT FOR BOWIE RAE?
We are trying to spread our wings and be available to all of our Bowie Brides. Having only launched earlier this year it has taken a while to get around Australia and we still have a way to go, but we also plan to give brides access to Bowie Rae throughout Europe, Asia and America in 2020.
Absolutely anyone really. I’ve been so fortunate getting to know many of my brides in the show rooms and the trunk shows and the only thing they have in common, is that they are each so very different to one another. That’s the beauty of the brand really, it’s all about reaching out to the woman who just so happens to be getting married, not a “bride to be” trying to force herself into a very outdated and unfair pigeon-hole.
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE BOWIE RAE TO BRIDES SEARCHING FOR SOMETHING NEW?
Bowie Rae isn’t for everyone and it was never meant to be. It’s for the woman who wants to claim a little more control over how she does Bride. Essentially, Bowie Rae is a fashion-infused modern bridal label that really goes there with fabric selections and statement designs, speaking to brides who aren’t afraid of standing out and doing it Her way.
|Collection, styling, art direction : Bowie Rae | Photography : Megan Arina | Model : Sandra Zhang | Hair : Joshua Murhy | Accessories : A.B.ELLIE & Cult of coquette | MUA : Montana Tantum ||