Plymouth College of Art
Costume Production and Associated Crafts
As a bespoke bridal designer, my aim is to provide clients with a high quality experience, centered around ethical and sustainable practice. Inspired by the idea to ‘Clothe yourselves with love’, I use highly decorative techniques and creative pattern cutting, to reflect natural floral design and botanical structures. From initial designs to the final garment, the idea of wearing love is important to how the bride feels as part of the journey, just as much as wearing the completed dress. I design and make bespoke bridal wear, inspired by flowers and botanical shapes, represented through structure as much as through pattern. My work incorporates colour features as well as ‘traditional’ white and ivory fabrics, with the intention of exploring my personality as a designer, and rethinking possibilities for a modern day bride.
Throughout the course of my degree, I have created and developed my own brand, designing bespoke bridal wear. Alongside the support of technical staff within the college, Chief Designer of Ivory & Co. Sarah Bussey, and Sarah Treble Couture have offered insight and support into what it looks like to work in bridal design. Their support has helped me with my assessment modules, but more importantly given me knowledge that will help me starting out in the industry beyond graduating. Studying Costume Production has allowed me to experiment with my creative style and whilst providing a deeper understanding of the industry.