Tuesday, 26 January 2010

Fashion Inspiration: Circa Vintage Brides

Last week I visited Circa Vintage in Fulham, a hidden treasure trove of ladies vintage clothing. They also design an in house Circa Vintage Brides wedding dress collection based on classic shapes and styles from the 20th century in beautiful silks and satins.

Vivienne and Greta 1930’s Inspired Wedding Dresses

Ava & Chloe 1940’s inspired Wedding Dresses

Grace and Marilyn 1950’s Inspired Wedding Dresses

Lizzie and Bianca 1960 & 1970’s Inpsired Wedding Dress

The collection is lovely and worth seeing in person as I don’t think the photos do the dresses justice; the fabrics are gorgeous, very tactile and though minimal there are some lovely details adorned with Swarovski crystals. The designer, Astral Sundholm-Hayes has worked with Julian McDonald and her excellent pattern cutting and design skills shine through. She is currently designing a new bridal collection to be launched in the summer.

All the dresses are made to measure with prices starting from £1650, if you’d like to see the collection do ring ahead and make an appointment, contact details here.

Also worth noting is the vintage ladies wear in the front of the shop. If you are looking for a truly unique piece then the vintage collection is outstanding and in immaculate condition; great for a wedding dress, bridesmaids or a mother of the bride outfit.

I'd also like to thank Marion ((the designer’s mother who has been in the vintage clothing industry for over 30 years) for taking the time to show me the collection and chatting to me about vintage clothing, costumes and beautiful brides.

1 comment:

  1. I love the dresses you posted here, especially the hollywood look with the sleeves. Do you know of any similar designers, reasonably priced in the US?


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