We knew we had fallen in love with Federica Bruno the minute we saw this…
This ladies and gents is Federica’s floating wedding dress at A Most Curious Wedding Fair ealier this year.
So we just had to introduce you to her because we know that you will fall in love with her and her amazing creations just as we have.
Over to you Federica…
Slender and elegant as lily Calla…This double-faced Long Robe in ivory crepe wool, is finished in the inside with satin ribbons. The voluminous collar of this bridal coat is removable; its magnificent effect has been created by sewing one by one, hundreds of small trimming cords in two beautiful shades of ivory.
“I live in London where I make wedding dresses for happy brides and photo shoots. I recently launched my own Studio in East London. Since the launch, I have collected two awards at the platform for young talents Bridal NEXT 2012, winning the titles of “Highly Commended” and “London’s best dressed stand”.
“My London studio is the sum of all my experience: my “ARTelier”, a word created by the fusion of ‘Art’ and ‘Atelier’.”
Like a princess in a delicate pink cloud. 15 layers of tulle make the skirt. 4 different shades of pink have been used underneath the final ivory layers on top, from a vivid magenta lining to a pretty candy pink, creating an incredible variation of tones when the tulle moves… A lovely antique pink bow, in silk taffeta, is hand-tied around the waist to warm up the colours and emphasize the feminine body shape. The volume of this lovely gown is created by the multiple layers of tulle only, avoiding any rigid structure or crinoline for a softer look and give the bride more comfort.
“The concept is to weave together traditional dressmaking skills and creative fashion design, delivered through an approach which is not just a mere service but a truly all-round experience.”
A surreal empire lime gown made of sheer tulle and silk organza. It has Swarovski embroidered at the front, under the bust. The movement is created by hundreds of hand cut circle which are attached one by one at the main body of the dress, and then drop down, one on top of the other. The circles are cut from different colours fabrics in order to create a natural gradient of colours, starting from the top in a lighter shade and getting darker towards the bottom. They are also made with fabric of different weight to emphasize the draping effect and the saturations of the colour.
“The Made to Measure Experience, for both Bridal and Occasion Wear, is characterized by lots of real personal touches that makes the client feel relaxed and at ease in professional expert hands, with a service that is really intimate and bespoke: free consultation with a cup of tea served in handpicked vintage tea cups and a slice of cake, appointments with no time restriction even in the evening or weekend, on site fitting if required, a personalized vintage padded hanger comes with the dress when collecting, and even a lucky stone charm sewn inside the gown if desired .”
Imposing silhouette…a flattering redingote strapless gown, in a precious silk taffeta which creates light yet consistent volumes and rich light effects on its surface. The contrast and balance of volumes is created by the addition of the stunning ruff made of the same fabric. The ruff is a modern interpretation of the historical accessory, characteristic of the feminine and masculine wardrobe, in the 16th and 17th centuries. More than 150 cones make up this collar, all hand-sewn one by one. Absolutely stunning.
“Everything is unique and tailored on the individual needs. My Made to Measure Experience ethos is to provide a service that overcomes boundaries offering friendly yet professional support, not only about the gown, but on the whole look including accessories and beauty, and even event styling, to ensure that everything marries together and the clients feel just perfect!”
So who is going to be the first to make our day and tell us they have decided to go with a Federica Bruno, we know we would.
Much Bespoke Love
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