Poppy Dover – Specialising in personalised, contemporary Bridalwear
“To give the bride something elegant but unique to wear so that she looks and feels stylish, relaxed and 100% herself on that important day.”
Poppy Dover is a British designer based in Chelsea London. Having always channelled her energy into art and fashion, Poppy never doubted that her future career would focus on anything other than her love for creativity, in particular fashion design.
“What it means for a woman to become a bride is better explained as a symbolic and spiritual experience than that of tradition and unity by law. It’s that moment that you notice in the bride this magic glow and calm around her that creates an untangeable beauty, only visible to those there to witness it. It can be utterly spellbinding and not something easily captured in a photograph. She appears strong but delicate, has a stillness in her that acknowledges only the now, that day, devotion to celebrating her love, friendships, magic, hopes and dreams. She embodies the spirit of herself and becomes The Ethereal Bride”
Why Choose Poppy Dover to design your wedding dress?
Many of the classic fabrics come from Poppy’s trusted Italian and British suppliers and include silk chiffon, duchess satin and sandwashed silk crepe.
Their stunning signature detailing, focuses on the hand sketched embroidery, completely unique to the brand. Typically embroideries embody the pared back decadence with which Poppy approaches design and capture the ethereal spirit and style with which Poppy Dover is known for.
You’re In Professional Hands
Whether you require a dress which has already been designed or something you have in mind to be created, Poppy Dover has a something for all brides.
From Dream to Design!
Poppy will meet with you at the London studio in Chelsea, to discuss your ideas and work one to one with you directly over a series of fittings to get exactly what you have dreamed of for a wedding dress.
The Bespoke service includes a traditional calico toil fitting and a series of 2 to 3 follow up fittings to ensure that right up to the wedding day our brides outfit is the perfect fit.
“Seeing my first ideas come to life on paper is so exciting. You really
get a sense of the spirit of the collection. Also, as I design for brides, the
drawings always seem that little bit more magical.” – Poppy
In 2008 she gained a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Womenswear Design at Kingston University and, on finishing, won the Jon Adam Fashion Award for best portfolio at Graduate Fashion Week. From here Poppy spent the next 7 years designing for high end luxury fashion houses in Italy and London, including Max Mara and Bamford, before establishing her own label in 2015.
What Is Available in The Poppy Dover 2016/2017 Collection?
The Love Stories collection of luxury bridal wear is themed around the iconographies of love. Love hearts, arrows, curling roses, interlacing initials, butterflies and swallows have been delicately embroidered among the garments in the style Poppy refers to as, ‘pared back decadence’. It embraces a fun and flamboyant show of love yet approaches it in a feminine way, with subtle white on white texture and pattern. Using only the finest natural fabrics such as silk satin, matte crepe, silk organza, chiffon and tulle, each dress maintains a balance of timeless luxury. The collection is particularly inspired by the traditions and history of India during the colonial era of the British Raj. Within the brand aesthetic there is always a sense of this spirit, combining India’s ethereal romance with a touch of British drama and eccentricity.
To view Poppy’s full collection or for any other enquiries, email email@example.com
The silhouette throughout the designs focuses mainly on a contemporary take on separates, whereby tops are layered over dresses to create a look of free spirited sophistication. Intricate, sheer and veil inspired, these tops are embroidered with stories and patterns designed to create an impact when walking down the aisle. They can then later on be removed to reveal an elegant, relaxed, evening look for dinner and dancing, as well as being versatile enough to wear again long after the wedding.
‘The Love Stories Collection’ showcases 17 individual pieces that combine, mix, match and style to create over 50 completely individual looks.
Bellow is a selection of the designs to view the rest click here: Poppy Dover Look Book
Poppy was never tempted to follow the tried and tested traditions of Bridalwear. Instead, more focused on approaching it with originality and newness in mind. Her aim is to use her own unique take on wedding dress design creating a balance of contemporary, yet delicately beautiful bridal pieces, bridging the gap between bridal and fashion. Check out a short video on Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/154847979
Contact Poppy Dover Today
If you would like to request an appointment with Poppy at her studio, please click this link and fill out her contact form on her website:
Poppy Dover Consultation
Alternatively, make a booking by telephone or email
Mobile. +44 (0) 7876 594 389
POPPYDOVER LTD, 2S COOPER HOUSE, 2 MICHAEL ROAD
CHELSEA, LONDON, SW6 2AD, UK