The foundation and cornerstone of creating a work of art for your special day!
There are many components of fabric that go into a gown, in this section I will dwell on the fashion fabric. You can choose from a wide range of fabrics and finishes to create the gown. They all have merit depending on many factors.
For the last 4,500 years silk has been the most valued of textiles.Oscar de la Renta has said, “Silk does for the body what diamonds do for the hand”!
Produced by unravelling a fine thread created by a silk worm for it’s cocoon, it is so fine, and triangular rather than round, that many such threads are required to create one round strand, strong enough for weaving into fabric. for this reason it is very supple, easily moulded into any intricate designs and complicated fittings.
It will continue to be the most sought after luxurious of fabric for the discriminating individual.
Silk is my favourite fabric to work with for details and I will often use silk touches for detail to gowns of other content.
Man made fibres of various content and finishes are available at the studio, depending on the cut of the gown and the intended use.
We have a line of lightweight linens in a variety of colous to use for the Bride wishing a more natural look.
Lightweight cotton Batiste is a great airy fabric giving you a natural feel that can be used for designing a Bridal gown depending on the style.
At the consultation I will go over the pros and cons for which ever fabric you would like to use.
Tencel is a natural fibre made from wood pup from the eucalyptus tree. It uses a non-toxic solvent during its production process, and much less water to produce than cotton.
Tencel is extremely absorbent, irritation free (very smooth on skin), naturally prevents the growth of bacteria and is 100%biodegradable.