My collaborative approach to custom design is one based on the belief that a shared vision can lead to a greater meaningful outcome; one that reflects the client’s voice and the studio’s aesthetic identity.
At the first appointment the client will present their initial ideas. This consultation is conducted over Zoom. The client is encouraged to share a collection of images or other items that best illustrate their vision. Together we will expand on these initial ideas, sometimes brainstorming creative solutions to complicated designs.
After this appointment I will present two design sketches and a corresponding quote. At this point the design is not fully set in stone, the client will be given further opportunities to give their input as we start putting design to fabric.
Over a series of fittings we will first work on a mock-up of the dress, refining style lines and fit, before work begins on the final garment.
The whole process from start to finish can take up to nine months, so it is best to make your first enquiry as early as possible.
The current recommended budget for a custom made dress is R 25 000 – R 35 000.
The cost of the first appointment is R 450. All further appointments and fittings are free.