Wedding dress designer Katie Colgan’s passion for creating beautiful gowns started from an early age. Encouraged by her family she followed her dreams and established a design studio where she can genuinely offer unique and personalised service for her each and every client.
Katie was apprenticed and groomed from the tender age of 15 to the formidable Marie Perry-Watson of ‘Silk and Satin Couture’. She quickly established herself as an awe-inspiring talent; graduating with high distinctions in commercial dressmaking and design. Later she became the head designer of ‘The Bridal Gallery’ in Sydney, responsible for catwalk shows and bridal events. With a thirst to further her experience and passion for her craft, Katie spent a year honing her skills in Florence, Italy, before returning to Perth.
From the initial meeting to the finishing touches Katie takes great pride and enjoys every aspect to creating the perfect bespoke gown.
The Couture Process
When you make an appointment with Loui Col Designs, you will meet with Katie to discuss your ideas and vision. Style, cut and materials will be discussed to achieve the most flattering silhouette to suit your body; and will conclude with a sketch of your gown.
Once your design has been decide, a pattern will be drafted from your measurements, and a calico toile created.
Katie personally oversees all fittings. Most gowns will require 4-6 fittings, the first being the calico toile. There’s not a lot to see at this fitting, but this is important as it will be used for the template, ensuring the fit is perfectly sculpted to your body. Katie will tweak the fit as required, and this is the last opportunity for any major design changes.
Each fitting from here on in will see the progression of your gown coming together, with your chosen fabrics, and all the exquisite detailing.
The end result, being a gown that compliments and enhances your inner and outer beauty – an extension of your personality.
Nestled in the heart of tree-lined Money Street, the Loui Col Design studio is the home of the ultimate in elegance and sophistication for bridal and evening couture.
The light-filled studio offers an inviting space to explore concepts, design ideas and luxurious materials to create the perfect gown for your special occasion.
All Loui Col bespoke gowns are designed, crafted and finished in the Money street studio.
To make an appointment for your complimentary consultation please contact Loui Col designs.