Do you dream of a wedding dress crafted from fluid silk and delicate French lace? Do you want to look graceful and romantic on your wedding day? If the answer is yes, then you're going to adore luxury British label, La Poésie.
Monika, the gifted designer behind the incredible gowns you see before you, proudly told me that all La Poésie dresses are designed, developed and manufactured in London by a small team of very talented craftspeople.
The brand's name, meaning poetry in French, is a reflection of the time Monika spent studying fashion design in Paris.
'I studied at Studio Bercot and did work experience with a few luxury fashion houses, including Azzedine Alaia and Nina Ricci. It was fascinating; the precision, the attention to detail, the fabrics, I tried to absorb everything I could. After moving to London I designed women's occasion clothing for several high street brands. It was fun, fast and the experience of getting thousands of garments into stores was great.'
'Deep in my heart I knew I wanted to do things differently. High quality craftsmanship and luxury fabrics were important to me, so in 2012 I decided to start my own business. I began researching, designing and falling in love with some stunning silks and La Poésie was born.'
'It must run in the family; my mum and granny made beautiful clothes and toys for us growing up and my great granddad was a shoe smith. I've always loved making unique clothes and bags and my desire to own something different and not mass-produced has never faded.'
As you can probably tell, La Poésie caters for brides who want a glamorous, romantic and elegant look for their day. The emphasis is on beautifully cut gowns made from sumptuous silks and delicate French laces. Designed to make the bride look and feel amazing, the La Poésie signature dresses are just as exquisite from the back as they are from the front. The designs are fluid, comfortable and light, despite the many metres of silk that goes into each one. Above all, Monika creates dresses to complement a bride's personality and enhance her best features.
La Poésie is based in the creative hub of East London, a wonderfully inspiring place to live and work. Dresses can be shipped throughout the UK and Ireland and international brides are welcome, please email to discuss your needs.
Prices range from £980-£1680 and include an alteration and a fitting. Dresses are made to order in UK sizes 6-16 and minor alternations will be taken care of to ensure it fits beautifully. There is also no need to feel restricted to white and ivory. The order process can take as little as 8 weeks and each bridal gown is painstakingly finished using decadently luxurious silks and laces.
'Whether it's the addition of a demure lace sleeve or a maximalist cathedral train, weddings are an opportunity to indulge your tastes and express yourself! As a designer it's wonderful to play a role in such a special event and seeing a gorgeous, smiling bride in a La Poésie dress is thrilling.'
The designs can be viewed online at www.lapoesie.co.uk or at Monika’s studio in East London.
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