Ian Stuart has always had a passion for fashion, art, music and theatre. this passion was the driving force which determined his future as a bridal gown designer.
During his fashion education in london, Ian specialised in bridal & evening wear design, for which he won numerous student awards in this field. upon graduating, Ian began his training at Bellville Sassoon, one of London's finest couture houses who specialize in creating gowns for socialites and members of the Royal family. This training was invaluable to Ian and gave him the knowledge of cut, proportion, balance and wear ability within design.
Ian then went on to create bi-annual collections for leading bridal and evening wear manufacturers in London, before moving to New York to further his career, where he created bridal wear labels which were sold throughout the world.
With more than a decade of knowledge and experience behind him, the cutting edge designer decided that it was time to launch his own bridal wear brand. based in London, The Collection Designed by Ian Stuart LTD was an instant success and attracted worldwide publicity.
Ian Stuart has won numerous awards including:
2008- Bridal Buyer Awards (UK)- OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO THE INDUSTRY
2007- Bridal Buyer Awards (UK)- BEST BRIDAL DESIGNER & DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
2006- Bridal Buyer Awards (UK)- BEST BRIDAL DESIGNER & DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
2005- Bridal Buyer Awards (UK)- BEST BRIDAL DESIGNER & DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
2004- Bridal Buyer Awards (UK)- BEST BRIDAL DESIGNER & DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
2004- GOOD MORNING TELEVISION- THE BRIDE OF THE YEAR
(selected by viewers as the designer to dress the 2004 bride of the year)
2002- D.E.B.I (USA) (Design Excellence in the Bridal Industry)- STYLE INNOVATOR
2001- D.E.B.I (USA) (Design Excellence in the Bridal Industry)- RISING STAR
1999- brides magazine (UK)- BEST NEW DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
Launching his own brand has allowed Ian to concentrate on creating collections which truly reflect his passion for innovative bridal design, with out any restraints or compromise. His main objective is to provide brides to be, with a luxurious and diverse selection of shapes, colours and fabrics to reflect their own individual style.
The theatrical gowns and provocative style that define the Ian Stuart Bride are a reflection of his personal outlook on life, constantly finding inspiration from music, theatre and nightlife and absorbing elements of the culture which surrounds him this fuels his ability to create beautiful designs which appeal to brides worldwide.