An innovator in the industry, Ann Wilson creates luxurious, off-the-runway looks catering to brides of all styles and preferences. With Strictly Bridal, the bride experiences the renowned, signature Ann Wilson fit, the highest quality fabrics, superior construction, hand sewn embellishments, Swarovski crystals and figure flattering stylization at affordable prices. Strictly Bridal has been honored by numerous bridal industry awards.
Tell us about your latest collection, themes, influences etc.
I love my latest range for its texture and layering.
One question every bride should ask their designer is …
Every bride should ask their designer every detail about the wedding gown – fabrics, necklines, lengths, beading. Communication between the designer and client is paramount.
If you could only work with one fabric what would it be?
I love many fabrics and my answer would change for each range. However, I love silk of any kind. It is the ultimate fabric for me.
Your fashion icon?
I love and I’m inspired by Akira Isogawa. Akira creates exquisite contemporary pieces translating fabrics into soft and romantic silhouettes using natural fabrics like silks.
The best part about your job is …
Seeing my designs on clients and bringing so much happiness and joy into so many people’s lives, especially when I see my client in my design for the very last time. It’s a memorable moment and it can be very emotional for everyone – making what I do the most special and rewarding career!
When you’re in the designing “zone” you can’t do without your …
A sketch pad! When I sit down with my brides we discuss the bride’s ideas and how she imagines her perfect wedding gown and then I’ll sketch some designs.
Your favourite holiday destination?
My favourite and ultimate holiday destination is Rome. It’s romantic and I love the beautiful people. One way or the other Rome will seduce you and it will surprise you. Rome is modern and old, past and present go side by side.