Finely detailed and executed to perfection; Phillipa Lepley’s breath-taking couture wedding dresses and gowns are timeless. Her exquisite styling and attention to detail breathes life into every piece.
A Phillipa Lepley dress is further famed for its corsetry, an art refined over three decades. The meticulous formula is unrivalled and world renowned for immaculately sculpting and enhancing silhouettes to perfectly define in all the right places. Each dress is delicately hand-crafted in London at the Chelsea atelier using fabrics of the finest quality, from luxurious Italian Duchess satin to intricate French lace and bespoke Swiss embroideries, enhanced by extraordinary in-house-designed bespoke embellishments. Displaying unparalleled artistry, each Phillipa Lepley couture dress showcases the epitome of elegant bespoke design. The craftsmanship is exceptional, and the quality of fabrics is second to none.
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Colour, shape and lavish embellishment come together with unparalleled craftsmanship to re-create Phillipa’s vision of the breath-taking beauty and the intricacy of wild florals. Key pieces from the new collection feature fresh and simple silhouettes coupled with signature ornate embroidery using dainty hand-worked floral stitching and sparkle.
Inspired by her love of the English countryside, dresses reflecting flower meadows with delicate touches of colour are the backdrop to the new Phillipa Lepley wedding dress collection. Think romantic voluminous tulle gowns adorned with glittering fine embellishment and dresses styled with sleek bows in soft blush tones – each dress the expression of elegance. The luxurious wedding dresses are made using sumptuous flowing satin in demure yet slinky silhouettes, multiple layers of frothy tulle, British brocades sourced from Suffolk and clean sculptural lines crafted with boisterous Italian taffeta. As ever, with each Phillipa Lepley collection, balance and proportion remain at the core of each creation.
Elaborate hand-embroideries, cascading opulent beadwork and exquisite fabrics. Welcome to Phillipa Lepley’s beautiful new bridal collection. Phillipa Lepley and her in-house design team set to capture the wild floral splendour found in meadows surrounding Phillipa’s house in the countryside. The result; a fresh yet classic collection of luxury wedding dresses.
For this season, the Phillipa Lepley team have spent hours creating hand- embroideries echoing flowers loved by Phillipa such as cowslip, cosmos, poppies, cornflowers, erigeron and fountain grass. Organic decorative floral embellishment has been used in the collection’s most feminine dresses and matching bespoke silk tulle veils to beautifully subtle effect. Highlights include dresses with an abundance of hand-stitched floral motifs, leaves and shimmering crystals over tulle with a soft pink underlay as well as draped bodices and classic lace styles crafted in perfect symmetry.
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.
Intricate floral appliqué, sophisticated beading and lace work of the very highest quality are created by hand in the Chelsea atelier, in designs and patterns entirely unique to Phillipa Lepley, and each client.
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 uses only the most luxurious, sumptuous European materials, from smooth Italian Duchesse satin and classic silk tulle to elaborate French lace and the lightest satin organza.
In dreaming up her exquisite gowns, Phillipa Lepley pays great attention to the choice and combination of fabrics – the quality and nature of each one determines the overall shape of every dress, and its impact. For some, simplicity is the ultimate in luxury couture and our fabrics suit them just as well as those seeking an elaborately embellished, voluminous princess dress.
Subtle, body-sculpting corsetry is an art form, and one that Phillipa Lepley and her talented team have perfected over three decades, resulting in the most flattering of silhouettes for every client.
A custom-made corset is the foundation for every dress, meticulously tailored to each person’s unique shape over the course of several fittings. The atelier’s highly-skilled seamstresses create specially designed corsets that can reduce the waist by a minimum of two inches, ensuring the most beautiful silhouette and a dress that fits like a second skin.
Phillipa Lepley’s bespoke dress service ensures that every client walks away with a one-of-a-kind couture creation, designed to flatter and flow with every curve of her body.
The beauty of bespoke wedding and couture dresses lies in an absolute commitment to perfection. During the course of multiple, meticulous fittings, each one a joyous and exciting affair, a client’s body is used as a guide, millimetre by millimetre to create the line most suited to her shape. Every dress is handmade in London and develops organically during this time. Phillipa Lepley and her team offer unparalleled expertise and service, combined with a passion for design and an incredible eye for detail. A bespoke couture gown is unique, unforgettable, breathtaking, the very epitome of elegance.