Recently we got the chance to work with a beautiful young lady for a couture wedding gown. This project spanned several months and involved the full breadth of knowledge and expertise from every member of the Trend family.
Much like a bespoke suit, a great deal of couture work is done by hand; with many hours spent on finishing and fitting in order to perfect the garment. At first fittings we establish silhouette and fit, and work with the client to achieve the desired fit as well as make decisions on any surface embellishment they might want. This shift silhouette gown has a slight mermaid flare curve towards the hem starting just above the knee. The decollétag is sleeveless and features a scoop neck. There is a train at the back of the dress about 3 feet long and a hem shaped like a half circle with sunburst pleated gores.
The patron's wedding theme incorporated a colour palette that was reflective of the venue's interior; the Trump Hotel. The hotel has a 1920′s black and white Art Deco inspired décore. Being a dark smokey beauty in appearance she strayed from traditional bridal gowns of plain white or ivory and had the theme and personality reflected in the making of this Couture dress in the use of black and white.
In order to establish the right place for each flower or embellishment the garment is placed on the dress as the client wears it. This process is a much more organic way of creating because it’s done on a live model, each drape is decided on in the moment and decoration is applied by a trained and collaborative eye. This process is not just rewarding for the creators but also the client as they contribute to the making of their garment before their eyes.