A quintessential style that epitomises the couture styling of the mid-late 1950’s. With a strong Parisian influence, this tea-length wedding dress was inspired by a 1956 Cristobal Balenciaga evening gown, and the splendour and colour of the Jardin de Luxembourg - Luxembourg Gardens in Paris.Read More
Jacques Fath was considered one of the three top couturiers of the post-war era, aligning himself with the likes of Christian Dior and Pierre Balmain. Jacques designed for elegance and celebrity, his gowns were created to seduce.Read More
An elegantly dressed woman strolls down the Place Vendome on her way to a lavish affair at the Ritz, Paris. Her designer kitten heels clattering on the cobbles, her pillbox chapeaux delicately adorned with an assortment of gems, glittering as they catch the afternoon light - and her feather-trimmed tea dress wafting in her stride.Read More
The Ile de Fleurs - Island of Flowers - is a simple and elegant two-piece suit. A cottage garden full of colourful blooms surrounded by a lake of soft, fluid fabric. This two piece tea suit features a high-waisted fully corseted bodice panel with an attached box pleated flared skirt, and a cropped box jacket with ¾ length sleeve. The jacket is cut from a single piece of fabric, giving it a clean and minimalist aesthetic. A style used by one of fashions all time greats, Cristobal Balenciaga.Read More
Our series of Be Inspired blog posts have been created to provide you with a range of inspirational elements to help you create your one of kind, bespoke wedding gown.
Today we’re delving into the world of couture embroideries, and those specifically of a botanical nature. Floral accents are synonymous with weddings – a bride usually carries a bouquet of flowers as do her bridesmaids. A groom generally has a floral accented button hole. Flowers also feature as decorative elements at ceremonies, receptions, and on wedding gowns.Read More