Often, the couture designs we dream up can easily be taken forward as inspiration for bridal pieces. Indeed, with so many brides opting for colour, sheers, unusual lengths, and corsets, “traditional bridal” (which is an idea that doesn’t mean much anyway) is becoming less and less important.
Of course, the brides that come to designers like me tend to already be quite creative souls who are keen to have something you can’t find on the high street. So rather than make “sensible” portfolio pieces that fit “ordinary” codes of bridal design, I just make whatever I think will be beautiful.
The two designs that I would like to share today were made back in 2011. Both feature proper corsetry as a base for embellishment and that combination of structure with surface embellishment is, unsurprisingly, an ongoing preoccupation of mine as a designer.
I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing these two pieces! They represented a bit of a crucial moment for Sparklewren, a time where I began really feeling that I could be part of making truly lovely, couture pieces. More of the same for 2016 would be an absolute dream.