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Talent to Spare – Introducing Leah Carberry

The world of bridal couture is a busy one, with lots of new designers appearing all the time. For the most part, these designers are unremarkable but now and again one turns up that makes you sit up and take notice. One of these designers is the talented Leah Carberry who, though fresh out of college, is already making a big name for herself on the bridal scene. With this stunner of a dress pictured here, it isn’t hard to see why….

Leah Carberry completed a long, difficult course in Fashion Technology, which she passed with flying colours (probably white and ivory!) and, not wasting any time, started up her own business immediately after. As well as the bridal wear with which she is already turning heads, she specialises in creating bespoke eveningwear and has also made Communion garments for kids. Each client is treated on an individual basis and she makes sure that their ideas are fully realised, adding her own signature edge to the finished result.

Creating the gown shown in the photos here was a true labour of love and the result is indis­tin­gu­is­hab­le from that of a professional designer with years of experience in the trade. She wanted to create something with traditional elegance and modern freshness combined, a mission that we think you will agree she succeeded with entirely. Combining the lovely mermaid shape with a daring low cut twist was the perfect solution and the silk organza train lifted it beyond mere clothing and into the realms of couture art.

Sublime heavy crepe satin was used along with Evolution organza in white to create the body of the dress, which was then enhanced with White Beaded Lace - Mallory.

This is an unusual lace featuring a clever combination of ivory pearls and clear beads which, together, form a tightly-woven design. Very tactile and feminine, the lace is an extra-special choice and perfectly suits Leah’s style.

Thanks so much, Leah, for sending in your photo and story - we can see that you are going to be a big name on the couture scene and we look forward to saying ‘we knew her before she was famous!’

If you are a budding bridal designer then why not send us your photos and stories? We love to see what is done with our fabrics once they have left our HQ so email us today!

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