Tuesday, March 24, 2015

George Wu

George Wu ‘Wulfila’s Message’
Inspired by Pagan philosophy with the Pagan beliefs of recognising the divine in the natural world, GEORGE WU’s bespoke bridal collection “Wulfila’s Message’ is a sartorial feast of effortless silhouettes and sensuous textures.
Derived from poetic vision and Pagan influence, the collection unites an organic and ethereal aesthetic flirting with divinity and symbolic imagery that exudes the breathtaking splendour of nature; a soft contrast between rustic, organic lace and delicate textiles and silhouettes that reflect both this and the primal and gentle concept of Pagan spirituality.
Celebrating the circle of life and birth, Paganism praises the power of women, worshiping them as goddesses. With the celebration of this at the core of the collection, Wu’s designs are feminine in design, accentuating the female form with heavy construction and hidden corsets resulting in effortless movement, fluid energy and floaty romantic designs.
Featuring opulent fabrics, stylistic silhouettes, delicate hand-sewn embellishments and couture finishes, Wu has created a bridal collection that is elegant yet with a high fashion aesthetic, combining his masterful tailoring skills and classical training with innovative, modern techniques.
Hand crafted from decadent laces, sheers and beaded embellishments in ivory, nude and neutral hues, the eclectic inspiration behind the design of the collection has formed a truly unique aesthetic for the contemporary woman.

The collection is available by appointment at George Wu’s Brisbane studio. For more information visit www.georgewu.com.au

Sophistication with a high fashion sensibility is the central ethos for visionary bridal and evening wear designer George Wu, renowned for his masterful tailoring, intricate detailing and classical technique.
One of Australia’s most exceptional bespoke designers, his eponymous label is inspired by layers of lightness and darkness with his luxury collections evoking an avant-garde elegance that combines traditional couture finishes with a modern aesthetic.
With a Bachelor of Fine Arts majoring in Fashion Design from Queensland University of Technology and an Advanced Diploma in Fashion Design, it is Wu’s technical skill that has garnered him much acclaim since debuting his label in 2005, creating a label known for each piece’s impeccable cut, structure and finish.
Redefining bridal couture with his innovative take on classical design, George Wu gowns are handcrafted in decadent textiles including delicate French laces and silks, Japanese trims and Italian embroideries, often sourced from the same mills and suppliers as those used by international fashion houses Chanel and Dolce & Gabbana.
A master of perfection, the designer is personally involved in the creative process, including design conception, pattern cutting, sewing, finishing and fitting, ensuring each bespoke piece is a work of art.

Since the inception of his label, Wu has established himself within the fashion industry featuring in Australia’s most esteemed publications including Vogue and Elle; his innovative designs worn by celebrities including Angelina Jolie, Margot Robbie, Jessica Marais, Kristy Hinze and Rachael Finch.

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Sunday, March 15, 2015

Garters & Co


Garters& Co. have launched this month - designing bespoke wedding accessories for every bride, handmade in Melbourne.

Christine Arnaud, the seamstress behind Garters & Co., noticed bride's were being offered poor quality garters made from second-rate materials. She knew bride's wanted more, and as someone who has been sewing since she was a young girl, she knew she could do better. And so Garters & Co. was born...

Sourcing quality lace, tulle, satin, ribbon, pearls and rhinestones from Italy, France and Australia -  Garters & Co. creates elegant, delicate garters in a range of styles and colours. Every single garter is made by Christine herself, and made to measure to ensure a perfect fit. Bride's can also work directly with Christine to design one-off custom made creations. 

Garters & Co. also offer one-of-a-kind Bridal Flip Flops, a saviour for the Bride's feet on her big day. A glamorous (and comfortable!) alternative to slip into at the reception - carefully designed with a silky soft 5cm heel height to keep the Wedding Dress dragging on the floor and exposing a glimpse of the Pearl & Rhinestone embellishment with each step. 

Each stitch is a labour of love for Garters & Co. who are passionate about creating wedding garters and accessories that will be treasured. 

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