Virtual consultations are available by appointment, conducted via phone or video call. Clients are invited to share ideas and they will receive expert advice on how to begin creating their dream dress.
During a virtual consultation, having developed an in-depth understanding of a client’s individual needs and their silhouette, the dedicated specialist will be able to offer advise on styles and cuts to suit. She will share advice and guidance on where to seek further inspiration across the Phillipa Lepley collection, presenting a number of custom fabrics and embroideries. After the initial virtual consultation a more in-depth video consultation can be arranged, after which couture sketches can be drawn, and the vision will begin to come to life.
A bespoke Phillipa Lepley gown is a triumph of British design and craftsmanship. Attention to detail and perfectionism are paramount: using classic tailoring techniques, sophisticated in-house hand-embroidery and bold thread-work, every Phillipa Lepley wedding dress and evening gown is scrupulously crafted by hand.
Phillipa Lepley source the most exquisite fabrics and work with the world’s best artisan mills, all with the same quality ethos and commitment to producing excellence. Back at the London atelier, from numerous fittings and the creation of two complete toiles, each and every stitch is calculated and refined on a client’s specific measurements to ensure the dress sculpts the body and optimises definition. The aim: to create a spectacular gown of timeless beauty where fit, balance and proportion are fundamental to each design, crafted so precisely and thoughtfully for each individuals shape. The Phillipa Lepley team are carefully trained and directed by Phillipa herself to craft and deliver nothing short of perfection.
Exquisite embroidery of unparalleled quality requires an exceptionally talented team. In Phillipa Lepley’s London atelier, nimble fingers sketch, stitch and sew; creating, as if by magic, true labours of love.
Each bespoke embroidery design can incorporate personal touches that continue to delight clients, from the use of a favourite flower within a design to the hidden embroidery of significant initials or dates. Every person is different, and will suit a specific style, colour and boldness of embroidery – swatches and sampling ensure this perfect balance is achieved. If a client is particularly interested in specialist techniques and components, the Phillipa Lepley team can develop truly one-of-a-kind couture embroidery designs.
A Bespoke Phillipa Lepley veil is as extraordinarily beautiful as the dress and crafted using the finest French silk tulle woven with ancient techniques on specific 200-year-old looms in the middle of France. Any embroidery is in-house designed, completely custom-made and all hand-worked.
Every element of a floor-sweeping Cathedral length veil is a complete couture masterpiece. From the unimaginable precision placement of each bead, twinkling crystal or hand-crafted lace motif, to custom embroideries for veils, featuring a brides favourite flowers or personalised hand-stitched monograms or messages, each veil is created to be treasured. A bespoke veil is made for the bride to complete the story of her look, where the veil balances and enhances the dress underneath. For an embroidered dress, the needlework on the veil would be placed to flawlessly sit alongside the detail of the gown and lace edged veils are cut to seamlessly frame the train of the dress.