My journey up until this point has always been about the detail and the process to make this detail come to life takes a whole-hearted dedication. Having the freedom to create what happens in my dreams is definitely the best part!
I fell in love with creating with textures from an early age. It instantly became my life. Designing became a way to express myself and because I have been designing from a young age, a signature style has developed.
The process to creating these couture pieces, in the truest form of the word, is extremely technical and it takes more than one set of hands to bring an idea to life, sometimes over hundreds of hours. A wealth of details is used in the creation of these exclusive custom-fitted garments. These ‘privé’ pieces are works of art. It’s never ‘just another dress’ to me. Each dress and each client is so important to me personally and quite often, that process of creating that special piece leads to a lifelong friendship. I have watched most of my past clients walk down the isle, have children, buy houses, get promoted, start their own businesses and life life. It is an incredible miracle to be a part of.
We work directly on the body; the measurements is only the beginning. At some first fittings, you can see the whole dress come to life and, we laugh when the bride wants to walk down the isle in the dress already. The feeling of pure excitement lingers in the air after she has left!
Most times, it feels as though we are performing surgery using fabric on the body. To do what we do, one has to have a respect for the female form.
A true artistic expression for us is where we don’t cut back in the design process. That is where masterpieces come to life. It is the ideal of ideals! All the finishing is done by hand, hence the 6-8 month production time. Each and every bespoke dress is unique and of great significance to that specific bride in that moment.