Ian began his training at Bellville Sassoon, one of London's finest couture houses who specialise in creating gowns for socialites and members of the royal family. With more than a decade of knowledge and experience in London and New York behind him, Ian then launched his own bridal wear brand. Based in London, the collection designed by Ian Stuart ltd was an instant success.
Ian Stuart has won numerous awards including:
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, 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.
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