Notes From The Designer
This collection of alternative, contemporary and historically influenced wedding dresses, is inspired by my training in period and theatrical costume for film and television, ballet and opera. The fantasy elements are inevitably from my love of the ballet world and ballet costume."Titania's Muse" (see above) is a classic example of this. An eighteenth century style of corset, draped in ripped silk tulle, it is adorned with butterflies and dragonflies, antique lace, velvet flower embroidery, beads and crystals, and is combined with a victorian crinoline, worn to be seen on the outside of the design.
"Violetta" developed from the realisation that a classic tutu bodice always looks so flattering on a dancer - so why not, with a little more shaping, use it for a bridal gown? The silver lace embellishment also reflects the positioning of decoration on a typical ballet tutu.
One client took ballet inspiration literally with her corset and cut-away tulle over a mini skirt, ornamented with appliqéd swan feathers. An Odette tutu becomes a thoroughly funky wedding outfit!