Designer Styles: Sublime Silk Separates

Brides looking for something a little bit different than the traditional wedding gown are being given more and more options by couture designers. One particularly versatile option is using separate elements to create unique bridal outfits: Catriona Garforth-Dev is an expert at creating such outfits and regularly purchases her material from right here at Bridal Fabrics.

Catriona comes from historic Edinburgh in Scotland, where she continues to live and work. She is the creator of a forward-thinking bridal couture label eponymously named 'Catriona Garforth' and works to her own ethos, which is 'life is too short to dress dull'. Though completely contemporary in her outlook, she takes design inspiration cues from vintage pieces, especially those created during the 1920s. With each pattern hand-drafted and each piece hand-made, brides who choose Catriona to create their wedding gowns are guaranteed a totally unique design.

To create her signature bridal separates, such as the incre­asingly-popular crop top, Catriona uses a diverse selection of wedding dress material. A particular favorite of hers is silk fabric, of which there are numerous different styles available at Bridal Fabrics. Here are three silk styles to inspire you...

Fairy: Silk Brocade

A light, ethereal fabric named for its fairytale appearance, this glorious brocade is woven in the UK and features an exquisite repeating pattern made up of floral motifs.
Its rich ivory coloration is the perfect contrast to the matt, off-white background.

Ivory Silk Brocade - Fairy

Sublime: Silk Heavy Crepe Satin

The superbly lustrous finish of this fabric's facing side ensures that it lives up to its name.
Available in either White or Ivory, this is an extremely tactile fabric that is ideal to create bridal separates.

Silk Satin - Sublime - Ivory

Masquerade: Silk Dupion

For pure versatility, Masquerade Silk Dupion is unmatched.
A huge palette of over 50 colors covers the entire spectrum, from the subtle beauty of Blush, Champagne and Celeste to the eyecatching vibrancy of Fuchsia, Sapphire and Cardinal.

Masquerade Cinnamon

There are lots more silk fabrics to discover on our website so browse now to find your ideal material for creating gorgeous separate elements of a unique wedding outfit. For an exciting update on our silk collection coming soon, please subscribe to our newsletter.

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