At Phillipa Lepley 2019 marks the arrival of a large number of new, distinctively feminine, fabulous couture dresses that you will never have seen anything like before.
Each dress is delicately handcrafted in London at the Chelsea atelier using fabrics of the finest quality, from luxurious Italian Duchesse satin and intricate French lace to tulle uniquely embroidered as delicately as lace and in-house-designed embellishment, displaying unparalleled artistry.
The intricate details found in the natural world, which provide a source of delight and inspiration for Phillipa, take centre stage, in the form of hand-embroidery and beading in exquisite floral designs.
Timeless styles with voluminous tulle skirts, gathered waists, high necklines and signature internal corsetry, are the epitome of elegance. The shapes are inspired by couture houses of the 1940s and 1950s, with contemporary designs embellished by bespoke detailing that is drawn and stitched by hand in London.
Symmetry has been used in the collection’s most feminine wedding dresses and matching veils to beautifully subtle effect. Floral motifs, drawn and embroidered onto tulle by hand, cascade down satin bodices and full, layered skirts.
Accents of seed pearls and tiny crystals add twinkling details to each exquisite look. Any element can be tailored; perfected by Phillipa, the tulle can be embroidered so delicately it gives the appearance of lace, with each petal uniquely placed according to the bride’s shape and preference.
Shimmering tulle twinkles with pearls, and beading cascades down like rain. Delicate, feminine flower petals are sewn by hand onto tulle – a highly skilled task. The result is a work of art that from afar may look like lace but is a unique embroidered tulle design bespoke to Phillipa Lepley. Classic, clean draped designs and slim, body-sculpting skirts allow details, such as buttons, beading and pearls, to shine. Add subtle sparkle in the form of a glamorous, embellished element, such as an elegant hand-worked veil or jewel-encrusted lace bodice.
Phillipa Lepley is widely recognised as being the leading British couture wedding dress designer. Her wedding dress shop in London, Chelsea, has over 50 dresses, all of which have been made in England from start to finish at her atelier. Virtual consultations are also available via phone, email or video conference with a senior, highly experienced member of the Phillipa Lepley team.