Every piece is bespoke, created to the client's own specifications and requirements. We make anything from little black dresses to elegant mother-of-the bride outfits and full length evening gowns. Each outfit is cut from fabulous rich fabrics and is fitted to perfection throughout a number of fittings in our studio. The process, which begins with a consultation to discuss ideas, is friendly and fun. Try on samples and with Christ’l’s help select a dress that suits both your personality as well as your body shape. Christ’l’s dresses are hand crafted and made to measure.
At an initial consultation Christ’l will listen to your ideas and consider carefully the venue and mood of your wedding or occasion. From the start of the designing process, each client will be involved in the design and evolution of their dress. Christ’l will use drawings and fabric samples to work towards a final design and costing. Her love of fabrics means she works closely with specialised suppliers in the UK, Italy and Japan in order to source the ideal fabric for each dress. When needed she can collaborate with bespoke jewellery designers, embroiderers and accessory makers. A toile is then made as a mock-up to perfect the fit and refine the style on the body. A bespoke dress can take up to six months to complete and require at least three fittings.
Please scroll down to see some of our recent custom designs. Contact us if you are interested in a custom piece designed especially for you by Christ'l. We have many original vintage Japanese kimono fabrics for you to choose from. Please ask us for a selection of fabrics according to your choice of design.
Below is a beautifully tailored peach Japanese vintage kimono silk jacket finished to the highest standards of couture. Classy and refined - the ideal evening and special occasions jacket. Can be ordered to measure in similar fabric. Can also be ordered with a matching skirt or dress with or without additional embroidery.