The Elite: David Fielden interview

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David Fielden is a leading UK bridalwear designer, an inspiration to many, a creative force at the cutting edge of bridal fashion.

David’s catwalk shows never fail to create a buzz in the wedding industry, and his 2012 catwalk with its theme of urban decay – with the delicate subtext of love overcoming hardship – was no exception.

David Fielden: The Elite: an interview

I asked David to share a little insight into his collection, his inspiration and his designs.

David, your bridal catwalks always cause a stir: this year’s Urban Destruction theme was especially thought-provoking. Is there a philosophy behind the styling of your events?

“We live in an intransient time, with world affairs effecting our everyday decisions. So I wanted to capture that feeling and show that love will always win out.”

Your gowns have a very unique style. How is a David Fielden gown born… do you schedule time to sketch ideas, or does inspiration come when you least expect it to?

“My inspiration comes from everything around me. I have a great interest in all the arts. My background was in dance and theater. This is what affects my thoughts and ideas.”

What does it take to be a top UK bridal designer? Would you ever consider a different career?

“Total commitment to one’s vision. I studied dance and I choreographed and designed own ballets so if I was not a fashion designer that is what I would like to return to.”

David-Fielden-2012-Sposa-collectionqTalk me through your latest collection / designs. Which is your favourite and why?

“My favorite part of the collection was the opening section of my Milan 2012 show where traditional fabrics were used to reinterpret silhouette and shape giving an edge to the collection.”

What should we expect from David Fielden for the rest of this decade… or do you aim to delight and surprise the wedding industry no matter what our expectations?

“I work in the business to create new and exciting ideas, both in the design of dresses and in the way I get my vision into the public domain. I certainly hope that this will always excite and create a buzz around my brand.”

David Fielden 2012 Sposa collection

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Claire Gould

Claire spends her days writing - either in beautiful calligraphy or online. She lives on the edge of the English Lake District only minutes away from the beach, where she loves to escape and unwind. Claire's calligraphy can be found at Claire launched the English Wedding Blog in November 2009 - it's been a top 10 UK wedding blog ever since, with a regional focus we hope you LOVE.



  • chris hanley
    9 years ago

    Outstanding couture with impressive creative thinking and vision.

  • Jackie Vintage Bridal
    9 years ago

    David’s designs have always ‘stood out from the crowd’ – love his boldness and willingness to push the boundaries.

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