Yomiko wears a Poppy Ivory Fine Lace Bridal Gown with delicate scatter beadwork (bespoke) and Karen Fitzpatrick wears a Lilianna Orchid Silk Organza Digital Print Dress at EUR1895 and Sarah Morrisey wears a Pari Ivory Crepe Tunic with Pearl Embroidered Sleeves at EUR1995 and Crista Red Capri Trousers at EUR395 pictured at the launch of the Louise Kennedy Spring Summer Collection 2015.. Picture Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin.

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How to get Kate Middleton's wedding gown - Louise Kennedy showcases bridal collection

Irish designer Louise Kennedy has the answer for brides inspired by Kate Middleton's iconic royal wedding gown.

The queen of Irish fashion showecased her Spring/Summer '15 collection yesterday, including some key pieces from her bridal range, which will be available in March.

Kennedy, who has dressed stars like Julianne Moore, Gwyneth Paltrow, Yasmin La Bon and Meryl Streep throughout her career, says that lace has emerged as the most popular style among brides since the 2011 royal wedding.



"The bridal collection is really interesting," she explained. "Ever since the royal wedding, brides are still really interested in lace.

"The particular lace we use is from the same French mill that wove the lace for Kate Middleton's wedding dress - we've worked for them for 15 years and the quality is just exceptional."

In addition to the bridal range, she explained that her new line is inspired by cherry blossoms, the Hearst Castle in California, and even horses.

"Spring is in full bloom throughout the collection - I was inspired by cherry blossoms from the serenity of Japan, the rushing waves of the Big Sur in California and equestrian elegance and strength," she explained.

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"For the Big Sur part of the collection the colour hues were taken from the swimming pool at the Hearst Castle that is halfway on the Big Sur drive from LA to San Francisco. There's a sleeve on one of the dresses that's done with tiny Swarovski crystals and it's in the style of a mosaic tile," she added.

The weather isn't always the best here but Louise insists that Irish women are not afraid to wear bright colours such as those in her new collection.

"Irish women are not afraid of colour - they embrace it," she says. "They particularly love colour for special occasion wear or if they're wearing monochrome they love a punch of colour."