Portrait of a Lady: The Gowns May 31 2014, 0 Comments

We've taken you behind the scenes, and given you an overview of our event launch, but what was the collection all about you may wonder? Today we take a look into the inspirations behind our new bridal couture range and give you a viewing of more of the range.

 The Marguerite gown

Entitled ‘Portrait of a Lady’, the collection  is an exploration into the modern day interpretation of old world opulence. Natalie cited renaissance portraits, a fascination with aristocratic families and a remembrance of a treasured visit to the Louvre as amongst her sources of inspiration.

Storyboards in the workroom.

The bridal gowns in hues of ivory, butterscotch and rose pink echo a sense of sentimental romance. Silhouettes range from the classic column through to the more extravagant sweeping ball gown; the allure of the back has been explored effectively as seen in dresses with keyhole cut outs, edge scalloped with dainty lace. 

 The Marquess gown

In detail, each gown features ornate finishings such as intricate beaded lace and flower embellishments seen on “Elizabetha”, “Sabine”, “Katarina” and “Lavinia”.

The Elizabetha gown

The Sabine gown

The Katarina gown

The Lavinia gown

“Lady Pembleton” “Clementina” and “Millicent Rose” has skirts cascading into tier upon tier of hand pleated ruffles. Another luxury includes sheer skirts in silk chiffon or tulle that veil a layer of hidden lace in looks “Amelia”, “Kitty” and “Genevieve”. Through these features a sense of precious artisanship is evident.

The Lady Pembleton gown

The Clementina gown

The Millicent Rose gown

Using the highest quality fabrics and level of craftsmanship ‘Portrait of a Lady’ features exclusive bridal couture designs to cater for brides of all styles, from the classic bride to the whimsically inclined and the fashion forward trendsetter. The gowns are available for viewing in boutique and online while we also offer a personalised bespoke service.


The Natalie Chan girls