The vision for the New 2014 “Romantic Collection” comes from a time when dressing was an elegant art.
Each dress has been designed to be cherished and loved encapsulating the imagination of all my brides and creating an old mystique for today’s woman. Styles have been refined showcasing a timelessly modern yet romantic and feminine structure. The finest quality bodices are complimented beautifully by sweeping pleats in the most exquisite silks, laces, crepe satin and organza. With subtle understated luxuries of graceful sleeves and belts accentuating ball gown waists.
Key trends for Spring/Summer 2014 are a little more demure, overlays with sleeves and the prettiest of jackets. English cotton lace and delicate French silk lace compliment each other beautifully, gathered into frills on necklines and cuffs. Colour palettes are a mixture of warmer sea pearl tones or crisp ivory all adorned with velvet and satin ties in rich colour tones of blue, pink, nude or olive green.
Accessories are key to this trend with each gown having the ability to evolve from day through to evening, swapping a flower velvet brooch belt for a sparkly starry night belt or alternatively, change a simple buckle belt for a ribbon art deco sash. Also, the ability to remove pretty lace jackets and straps to give a more evening look to the gown for the reception or simply adding a cotton lace wrap to cover the shoulders as evening falls.
The studio is based in the heart of the Staffordshire countryside on the beautiful Duchy of Lancaster Estate where we are surrounded by fields and woodland. This is where all the dress designs are evolved and manufactured, each gown is created from start to finish by one seamstress and we pride ourselves on flying the Made in England flag. Tradition skills, craftsmanship and work ethic are the key to producing a quality dress.
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