Spring/ Summer 2019- The Story

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Spring/ Summer 2019- The Story

 
 

by the sweet adolescent years of a young lady, designs from the Spring/ Summer 2019 collection celebrate the budding 16 years of Amanda Lee Weddings. From powder- like dreamy tulle to sophisticated mermaid silhouette, each design reflects the sweet conflict of a young adult’s transition.

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The launch at Mandarin Orchard in October 2018 held true to the tale of the label’s essence; a narrative creation of romance with intricate beadwork, play of colours, and wearable art brought to life.

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THE LOOK

Minimal, strong, sweet adolescent. A neutral look with a tinge of nectarous drama.

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The Narration

Drawing upon the beauty of a young lady, the collection was brought to life with elements of textures, layers, and a combination of art, fashion, and bridal.

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Confessing that one is not a typical sweet romantic, Chief Designer, Amanda Lee, sought to explore and integrate the innocence of a young girl into her creations, yet not losing the touch of her edginess and keen interest in introducing non-conventional elements into a bridal collection.

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“Thoughts were put into this collection, striking to portray modern day romance.”

Think tulle, and most people will relate to something sweet, girlish, and romantic. Playing with layered tones of tulle, and exploring complimenting or contrasting colours added an elegant edge to an otherwise girlish style.

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“ The bold use of fabrics from Liberty London into a bridal range is a reflection of my own adolescent.”

- Amanda Lee, on breaking away from conventional bridal materials and experimented with integrating fashionable fabrication into bridal wear.

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“We like to put men in more fashionable statement pieces too. The key is to look stylish, yet incredibly charming.”

On introducing bold prints and plaids into the latest men’s range. Colours and motifs that are often seen as feminine (such as pink, floral etc.), put together with traditional tailoring.

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Colours that are often not the top choice in a bridal range are given a nod in this collection. Canary yellow with opulent rose gold combination gives a subtle rebellious nod to the new age princess.

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“ Incorporating a classic ballgown plays tribute to a debutante party, used traditionally to celebrate the rite of young girls entering adulthood.”

With a ruffled shawl that added glamour to a party, and can be detached to fall off as a dramatic train for a grand entrance.

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Amanda considered the boldness of a budding adult by exploring with different necklines, yet keeping the designs ethereal and elegant; marking the transition of a young girl into adulthood. Appliqués and beadwork were immensely used to speak of sweet glamour and ladylikeness.

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“Making classic come alive… with textures, colours...”

On having a hand-painted detachable train inspired by nature, attached onto a classic full lace mermaid, with romantic cape- like train.

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From fitting to runway, catch our behind the scenes here!

 

Make an appointment here to try on our latest designs!


Special thanks to:

Photography/ thegaleria (Brian Ho)
Hair and make up / Make Up Pros , Makeupbyher (Joey Chan)
BTS film / Singapore Brides

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Dream Wedding at Mandarin Orchard

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Dream Wedding at Mandarin Orchard

Standing tall along Singapore’s shopping district, Mandarin Orchard Singapore has long been one of the top choices for couples looking for an extensive wedding venue, with an award-winning culinary experience for their guests. While revealing some of their themes for 2019, we were invited to showcase our latest collection in the regal grand ballroom of Mandarin Orchard Singapore.

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The show was set in an up- close and personal theatrical setting, opened by bringing couples into the mood of a lovely engagement scene.

Highlights of our Spring/ Summer 2019 collection- where dramatic romance meets gentle elegant hues.

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For the new collection, we explored unconventional bridal fabrications from the Liberty London collection, enhanced with intricate beadwork and soft tulle for an ethereal look.

Men were also styled in the latest season of traditional plaids and checks, intermixing modern and classic, infused with a youthful charm.

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Full french corded lace with soft tulle cape that gently drapes over, giving a new identity to what we call a majestic modern look.

The show was closed by bringing couples through the champagne pouring segment of a wedding celebration, often to mark the joy of an occasion with the glistering glasses.

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Through the event, guests were treated to a scrumptious spread, from savoury to sweet, prepared by the award- winning chefs of the Mandarin Orchard Hotel.

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Merry Bees jazzing up the event with some all-time favourite wedding hits and latest singles.

Other essentials that filled the void of a wedding, onboard to bring forth couples an eye- opening session. From wedding invitations to customising scents, couples got to experience different aspect of what puts a wedding together.
(All Aflutter, Ark Moments, Nineteen Design Studios, Ling Jewellery )

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Props rental by (1011 Production)

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Customising scents for the big day with
Scent by Six.

With the team from Make up Pros, one of the hair and make up vendors that supported the runway show.

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Special thanks to The Flying Dutchman, Mandarin Orchard Singapore for having us, and
August and 8 for supporting the runway show.


Up next,
Spring/ Summer 2019 - the story… stay tune!

Xx,

Team ALW

Spring/ Summer 2019 collection now in store, make an appointment with us here to view our latest.


In collaboration with:

Venue / Mandarin Orchard Singapore
Planner / The Flying Dutchman
Event Support/ Choreographer / August and 8
Photography / Live Studios
Hair and make up / Make Up By Her (Joey Chan) , Make Up Pros (Sophia Chia and team)

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Wedding Showcase at Four Seasons Hotel

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Wedding Showcase at Four Seasons Hotel

 
 

Back in 2010, Amanda Lee held our first Couture Show at renowned Four Seasons Hotel. Eight years forward, we had the privilege to partner with them again for their second wedding show on the 5th of August 2018. The luxury 5-star hotel revealed their new bridal themes, along with their newly renovated suites during the showcase. Our team on the other hand, took this chance to put together a special live demonstrations of our crafts, showcasing some of the beading techniques as seen on our gowns. 

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Know for her creativity in details, Amanda Lee, Designer-in-chief of Amanda Lee Weddings, sat down with a live demonstration of beadwork and embroidery. Guests of the event got an up close and personal session with Amanda herself, understanding more on hand beading and embroidery -  an intricate and labour tasking craftsmanship that is commonly used on our gowns.  

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 Floral backdrop by Inside The Knot

Floral backdrop by Inside The Knot

Guests at the event sampled Four Seasons' delectable range of delicacies by Chef Lam,  Head Chef of Michelin- starred restaurant, Jian- Nan Chun

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No celebration is complete without sweet treats and beverages! At the event, guests were treated to bite- size samples of fresh delicate pastries from Executive Pastry Chef, Audrey Yee.  Head Bartender of One-Ninety Bar, Joseph Haywood, also presented his range of crafted cocktails and cold brews.

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Another partner for the event, international label Jimmy Choo. displaying their range of favourites for brides-to-be.  

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With Singapore Brides editors- Michelle, and Chin Leng. 

With Singapore Tatler Editors - Chloe, and Karishma.

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Special thanks to Four Seasons Hotel for your invite, and all who came down for the event.
It was lovely meeting all of you!


Till next time!

Xx
Team ALW


In collaboration with:

Venue & Catering / Four Seasons Singapore 

Photography / Live Studios

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