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 Ian specialised in bridal and evening wear design, for which he won numerous student awards. Upon graduating Ian began his training at Belville Sassoon, one of London’s finest couture houses who specialise in creating gowns for socialites and members of the Royal family. This training gave him invaluable knowledge of cut, proportion, balance and wearability within design.
Ian then went on to create bi-annual collections for leading bridal and evening wear manufacturers in London before moving on to New York to further his career, where he created bridal wear labels which where 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.
Launching his own brand has allowed Ian to concentrate on creating collections which truly reflect his passion for innovative bridal design, without 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.
Ian Stuart is regularly nominated for awards. Some of the awards he accepted include:
2018: National Reality TV Awards– Best Fashion and Make Up Show, ‘The Posh Frock Shop C4’
2018: Best In-Store Design– Bridal Buyer Awards UK, ‘Ian Stuart Blewcoat’
2017: Best Occasionwear– Bridal Buyer Awards UK
2015: New Bridal Retailer (for his Flagship store- The Blewcoat) – You & Your Wedding Magazine
2013: Best Wedding Dress Designer– Retail Bridal Association UK
2012: Best Occasionwear Collection– Bridal Buyer Awards UK
2012: Best Mother of The Bride Collection– Wedding Ideas Awards UK
2012: Best Wedding Dress Designer– Retail Bridal Association UK
2011: Best Wedding Dress Designer– Retail Bridal Association UK
2011: Best Bridal Designer– Perfect Wedding Awards UK
2010: Bridal Designer of the Year– Bridal Buyer Awards UK
2008: Outstanding Contribution to the Industry– Bridal Buyer Awards UK
2004, 2005, 2006, 2007: Bridal Designer of the Year– Bridal Buyer Awards UK
2004: The Bride of the Year– Good Morning Television UK
2002: Style Innovator– Design Excellence in the Bridal Industry USA
2001: Rising Star– Design Excellence in the Bridal Industry USA
1999: Best New Designer of the Year– Brides magazine UK