Duncan Weisters is the MD of DHJ Weisters Ltd, whose founders became involved in the textile industry in 1932. He graduated from Durham University with a degree in Economics with French and joined the business in 1998, since when he has watched it grow and experience many changes. Specialising in wedding dress material, Platinum Bridal Fabrics was a venture launched in 2010 with the aim of penetrating deeper into the textile marketplace and especially increasing the sales and popularity of our in-house woven Jacquard Brocades. When an opportunity to visit Paris to purchase new lace occurred, Duncan, with his expansive technical expertise and instinctive eye for the latest in changing trends, was the natural choice to take the journey.
Paris has long been seen as one of the main centres of the fashion world, with Paris Fashion Week being perhaps the best known of the global events which also take place in London and New York. Lace has been steadily rising in popularity on the catwalks recently, with top-name designers using the delicate fabrics to create stunning and unique garments. The recent Royal Wedding has also added to the growing worldwide trend for lace, with 57 million viewers in the UK and USA alone watching the ceremony and particularly admiring the beautiful bridal dress.
Duncan had the pleasure of examining many fine laces; after lengthy deliberation to choose only the finest selection, he has ordered 15 new laces to add to our already-extensive range in 2013. There will be a mixture of corded lace, beaded lace and the beautifully-cut laser lace along with 12 new crystal embellishments available from December 2012, ready for the spring wedding season of 2013. Lace appliqué is an ever-popular way of personalising and adding detail to a bridal gown so there will also be a new range of these beautiful products to choose from.
These new selections are intended to further our reputation of having the best and most varied choice of wedding dress material in the UK. As with our other product ranges, pictures of the new products will be added and updated as the samples become available for photography, making selecting exactly the right lace a simple, aesthetically-pleasing process.
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We look forward excitedly to receiving the new products and sharing them with our customers. If you require any further advice, information or support on the new laces or any of our other products, do not hesitate to contact a member of out dedicated, expert team.