The Art of Couture
Established in 2006, Mel Rose Couture is dedicated to helping every client achieve their dream.
Taking designer Mel's passion for bridal, haute couture, and period fashion and utilising her skills in design, pattern drafting, and couture techniques, Mel Rose Couture pride's itself in creating beautiful, stunning garments for all their clients.
A little bit about Mel
Ever since I can remember I have had a passion for creating garments. I love feeling of the luxurious fabrics slipping through your hands as you stitch together the seams, that will turn flat pieces of fabric into a beautiful piece of clothing. The way an embellishment can totally transform a gown, bodice, or jacket from a basic garment into something truly special. The way seams can not only work as a function, but a design element.
Opening Mel Rose Couture was a way to share my passion for couture with my clients. To give them a beautiful experience and keep alive a tradition that is slowly dying out.
I don't limit myself to bridal gowns, but they are a very special part of Mel Rose Couture. At fifteen I worked in a bridal salon and was hooked from the first day.
Getting to work alongside a bride in the creation of her gown is truly a magical process. The excitement, the joy, the amazing moments you get to share is a very rewarding part of my job. But it will always be the look on the brides face when she see's herself in her finished gown that inspires me to always be my best.
Every client at Mel Rose Couture will be given Mel's personal attention throughout the entire couture process.
From your first consultation Mel will gather your ideas, inspiration, and, personal style, to produce the first sketches of your gown, illustrating the design elements specified by you. Once the sketches of your gown have been finalised, Mel will then help you in choosing the perfect fabric to bring your gown to life. Your couture experience continues as your dream gown takes shape through pattern construction and toile, to several personalised fittings.
Then, all that remains, is to add the desired embellishments and complete the final hand stitching. Finally your completed gown is revealed. That first sketch has become a magnificent creation that fit's perfectly. The gown you always dreamed of. With every last detail honed to perfection, your Mel Rose Couture gown is truly exceptional.
Having a couture garment made for you is an amazing process. Time and care goes into every aspect of the creating a custom couture gown and should not be compared to a gown "off the rack ".
The pricing of a couture gown will always be subject to the design, the structure required, the fabrications, and, embellishments. Individual clients will be given pricing once the design process is finalised and a deposit must be made before any work commences.