Introducing Richard Nicoll, the British minimalist sensation. With previous collaborations including the sickly sweet collection for Fred Perry and five previous projects in conjunction with Topshop, including the exclusive NewGen 10 range, Nicoll is on the rise and rise. The East London based designer is back at the forefront of British fashion with an exciting new bridal wear range set for launch in June this year in collaboration with Arcadia giant Topshop.

In recent times of recession, more and more brides are practising frugality and escaping the average £1000 price tag of conventional wedding dresses. Other high street stores including Phase Eight, Monsoon and Coast have their own ranges with much more purse-friendly prices all below the £400 mark, but still remaining as lusted over as a dress from a prestigious bridal boutique.

So what can we expect to see from Nicoll this time around? Well, we’re definitely hoping the price trend follows other high street collections! Although sketches and sample images are still being kept under wraps with the surprise one of the industry’s biggest secrets, it’s expected that the collection will follow trend wise in the enchanting footsteps of his SS12 collection. The fash-pack cooed over his delicate structures and elegant tailoring that would make no less than perfect accompanying bridesmaid dresses such as the classic ‘georgette’ gown.

No stranger to the world of bridalwear, Nicoll has recently designed not one but two dresses for bride-to-be friends. These show-stopping dresses are now available to view on his Vogue blog and here. Oh the perks of having fashion designer friends!

Whilst we’re left wondering whether these stunningly graceful and elusive dresses are likely to be our only sneak-peak of what we heartily anticipate to see, Vogue has released a statement assuring us that the collection will indeed feature ‘Nicoll's signature sculptural shapes and feminine fabrics’. Here’s hoping for more of the miles of organza and floor length beauties we’ve seen so far this year from Nicoll.

Following his firm beliefs in keeping fashion current and his infamous statement on his favourite decade in fashion to which he replied ‘It has to be now or why bother?’, the dresses are expected to be anything but traditional. In another Vogue statement, they are set to be a 'modern alternative to meringue culture', definitely exciting news for anyone else that struggles to admire the bigger-is-better bridal phenomenon that arose from the ashes of Channel 4's 'My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding'.

Every woman just wants to feel special on their big day in their chosen dress, so here’s hoping that bridal designers will take note and starting putting their best fashion foot forward to begin the transformation of bridal wear to fit the needs and budgets of the modern woman.

For now we just have to wait a few more weeks patiently for a tentative first look at a sure to be sell-out collection. Watch this space for the verdict!