COUTURE WEDDING DRESS: CLARABEAU RIMINI SATIN DRAPE
‘Clarabeau Rimini Satin Drape’ is a sculptural couture dress featuring a modern, architectural shape, yet it is steeped with tradition.
Sitting in a league of its own, it truly celebrates and frames the female form, subtly revealing an accentuated hour-glass waist, balanced perfectly by the eye-catching, stunning feature neckline.
The off the shoulder collar that sits below the collarbone is the ‘piece de resistance’ and the centre of this design. It is low yet demure, with a richly rolled satin top edge. Highly skilled seamstresses painstakingly place it in exactly the right position for the bride, accentuating her collar bones and shoulders. This offers the opportunity to create a more sculptural, draped finish, wrapped around the shoulders, or to keep the clean crisp lines of the wide collar as it has been styled here.
The silk crepe of the dress is mouldable yet soft, hugging the body in the most flattering way and featuring cleverly contouring lines through the corseted waist.
The corseted dress is completed with a 70″ train, and silk covered buttons at the centre of the back.
Phillipa Lepley is widely recognised as being the leading British couture wedding dress designer. Her wedding dress shop in London, Chelsea, has over 50 dresses, all of which have been made in England from start to finish at her atelier.