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MARTIN CHARLES COUTURE

COMMISSIONS INVOLVE WORKING TOGEHTER TO ACHIEVE THE DESIRED RESULT. I HAVE WORKED WITH BRIDES AND CLIENTS CREATING SPECIAL GOWNS FOR ALL OCCASIONS OVER THE LAST 20 YEARS.

NOT FOR THE FAINT HEARTED. IT TAKES TIME AND COMMITMENT ON BOTH SIDES, FROM THE INITIAL CONSULTATION. SOURCING THE RIGHT FABRICATIONS AND TRIMS.

DRAFTING THE FIRST PATTERN AND MAKING IT INTO A 3 DIMENTIONAL REPRESENTATION. FITTING THE COTTON CALICO TOILES WHICH CAN DEPENDING ON COMPLEXITY CAN TAKE 3-4 FITTINGS WHILST CHANGING AND DEVELOPING THE DESIGN. ALL THIS IS DONE BEFORE EVEN ONE PIECE OF FABRIC WILL BE CUT OR DRAPED.

THIS JOURNEY IS TAKEN TOGETHER AND COMMUNICATION IS THE KEY TO GETTING IT RIGHT.  MARTIN CHARLES COUTURE COMMISSIONS START FROM £1500 TO £5000. THIS IS OUR PREMIUM SERVICE.

I TRAINED FOR 6 YEARS GAINING A MASTERS DEGREE AT THE ROYAL COLLEGE OF ART IN 1996. I WORKED AS DESIGN ASSISTANT TO GIANNI VERSACE,AND I RAN MY OWN FASHION LABEL. FINALLY FINDING MY PASSION IN THE STRUCTURE, SILHOUETTE AND CONSTRUCTION OF WEDDING GOWNS.

I ALSO OFFER A FULL FITTING AND ALTERATION SERVICE FOR ALL WEDDING DRESSES.