THE COUTURE METHOD
A couture gown is the result of a measured process of planning, refinement and construction which can involve hours upon hours of hand- crafting before the final silhouette is complete. It is this attention to detail and dedication to craftsmanship that ensures the perfect fit and finish to the gown.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT AT MY FIRST APPOINTMENT
When you make your appointment you will be given the option of booking a one on one consultation with Alana or you may choose to simply come for a viewing to see if you like the collection. A bespoke service is also available should you wish to create a unique design with Alana or look at incorporating elements of existing styles with some of your own ideas.
Alana will discuss your ideas and sketch some designs to match your budget and time-frame. Once a design has been decided on a precise set of measurements will be taken to allow Alana to make up a calico toile for your first fitting appointment.
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO MAKE MY GOWN
Varying factors can determine how long your gown will take to reach its completion stage including complexity of design chosen and the level of detail and hand-beading on the gown. As a guide however you can expect it to take between 3 and 6 months from the initial fitting.
HOW MANY APPOINTMENTS WILL I NEED
You can expect to have several fittings for your made to measure gown. At your first fitting the calico toile which has been created is expertly fitted by Alana to ensure the perfect fit for your shape. Further appointments will allow you to see how your gown is progressing and each additional fitting will ensure Alana achieves an impeccable fit and finish for your gown.
ARE ALTERATIONS INCLUDED
When you choose a made to measure gown the alterations are incorporated into the quote depending on what is discussed and specified during the appointment. Any further requests will incur an additional charge which you will be advised of by your stylist.
WHERE WILL MY GOWN BE MADE
All our gowns are made in Sydney and hand-finished in house. We use only the finest silks and
DO YOU ACCEPT INTERNATIONAL ORDERS
We are not able to to offer a made to measure service on our gowns due to the high level of accuracy required to achieved the perfect fit which is only obtainable through the client being present at fittings. We can however discuss individual requirements and offer a ready to wear gown in a size closest to your measurements. Any alterations required once you receive the gown will be at your discretion.