Five floors of global fashion, style and shopping devotion, all discreetly housed in this ever-evolving neighbourhood landmark. Wedding guests will love the carefully considered mix of 650+ established and emerging designers over two retail floors and the line-up of experiential content that unites the physical with the digital. An edited collection is also now available to rent online with delivery, returns and dry cleaning all free of charge.
Guests looking to make a seriously informed fashion buy should join the Matches community on the dedicated events floor for masterclasses, dinners, music performances and a line-up of talent specially selected to enhance your cultural and lifestyle choices. Two further floors are devoted to personal shopping suites where the line-up of pieces is selected completely bespoke for you – and where you can gain access to coveted collections before they go on general sale – all seamlessly managed by your stylist. The fourth floor is where the digital team livestream content. A fascinating tour behind the latest Matches shoot, the launch of a special gift guide or where some of the house’s more famous friends share their life hacks, favourite recipes or wellbeing rituals. The top floor is the broadcasting attic and where the Matches podcasts are recorded with visiting artists, designers, writers and photographers. This is no mere retail experience. The Matches House is your most fashion-savvy friend, willing to share everything she knows so your look feels current, informed and exactly right for you.
Oversized florals, vines and muted hues feature heavily in the SS23 collection at Erdem, lending the pieces a wedding-perfect relaxed summertime feel. Look out for chic fit and flare shirt dresses and lightweight silk voile skirts with tiered hems designed to move with you from this favourite designer of the British royals.
Some incredible pieces for black tie weddings including the standout draped and pleated fuchsia Orien dress that knots at the waist for a more defined shape. Despite only recently arriving in store and online, some SS23 pieces from Roksanda are unsurprisingly already selling out so shop fast. And if you’re looking for colour, look here.
For a more relaxed approach to all day dressing, try the tiered maxi shirt dresses, floor sweeping maxi wrap dresses, others in crepe and taffeta and a classic Herrera sleeveless polka-dot jacquard maxi dress with a look-at-me contrasting red sash. Handbags are in sun-seeking shades of bougainvillea, mandarin, lime green and canary yellow.
Expect defined silhouettes that are instantly recognisable for their structured cuts, figure hugging form, sharp shoulders and softer draping. Tweed and knitted day dresses get a luxe-over with gold buttons, bold sky prints appear across several Balmain dress lengths while a gold sequin embroidered mini-dress inspired by Ancient Egypt has wedding weekender written all over it.