Tuesday, 2 December 2014

'Gismonda'....a Belle Epoque soft gold lace gown inspired by an Alphonse Mucha poster

Gold guipure lace Belle Epoque wedding dress by Joanne Fleming Design

A bouquet of black roses.....

Black rose lace over peach silk tea-length cocktail dress by Joanne Fleming Design

Off the shoulder black lace with silk chiffon ribbon rose embellishment, over peach silk dupion. Full black net petticoats with peach silk binding. Black Swarovski crystal neckline and cuffs.

Off the shoulder black rose lace 1950s style evening dress by Joanne Fleming Design

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Chartreuse Art Nouveau Lace and Silk Tea-length Wedding Dress

Chartreuse lace and silk tea-length wedding dress by Joanne Fleming Design
I love it when a client comes into the studio looking for something utterly different for her wedding dress, and Amy was just such a girl!
This bespoke design used a divine Art-Nouveau inspired guipure lace over a matching silk dupion in glorious chartreuse. Such a strong colour demanded an equally bold shape, and this design's fitted bodice with panniered skirt created the perfect silhouette to both display the full beauty of the fabric, and to complement Amy's strikingly elegant height (over 6ft) and slender frame.
I was particularly taken with the way the light playing on the sheen of the silk through the lace created a wonderfully textured 3D effect.....

Sunday, 27 July 2014

'Gabrielle Ray'......Edwardian style silk velvet and embroidered tulle wedding gown

Embellished tulle Edwardian inspired wedding dress by Joanne Fleming Design, with Art-Nouveau style headpiece by HF Couture
The stunning headpiece by HF Couture complements the floral detailing on the 'Gabrielle Ray' dress perfectly

Embroidered tulle and silk velvet bridal gown by Joanne Fleming Design, with bouquet by Miss Mole's Flower Emporium