Prepare to succumb to the luminous, other-worldly bridal creations of Amsterdam-based atelier, Edwin Oudshoorn (for I have, and it’s worth every moment to bask in the glow of their exquisite creations)…
Originally a purely couture label for many years, Edwin and his partner, Nick decided to unleash their made-to-order label, Atelier Edwin Oudshoorn on the world, allowing brides across the globe to experience their heady mix of meticulous skill and celebrated talent in a more accessible manner. “With our background in Couture, we wanted to create a line that was more accessible and which made our work available to a wider public”, the duo explain. “A lot of brides found it difficult to visualise a couture gown from a sketch. We wanted to be able to allow our brides to try on our wedding gowns and to get a feel for our work and the quality of the materials we use.”
And, after laying eyes on their NOMADS wedding dress collection (one of two new lines) you’ll understand why this bridal label has rather stolen my heart. Drenched in a glorious mix of sumptuous fabric and adornment (think delicately layered organza ruffles, deftly sculpted silk organza, playfully tiered skirts of structured tulle and so, SO much more) the only dilemma you face: is choosing between them. Will the whimsical silhouette of Ivy and her detachable statement tulle sleeves win your attention? Or perhaps its the bohemian, free-spirited vibe of Paige that seals the deal? For some it might be the achingly cool, high-fashion attitude of Kirby that brings them to tears, with her tulle overdress and sheer, short sleeves.
Hand-crafted in their Amsterdam atelier, there’s no doubt that Edwin, alongside his partner Nick, thread the seams of each and every gown with an innate understanding of the unique character of each individual gown. “Each piece has its own character, its own story. These reflect the stories and characters of our brides”, they explain. “We love nothing more than seeing a new bride connect with a gown, Falling in love with it…. that is why we do what we do!”
It’s also worth noting the unique flexibility of this wedding designer duo and their determination to deliver their brides that truly exclusive, dress of their wedding day dreams. Every gown can be customised and combined with any other dress, allowing for modern brides to conjure up and create their own individual style. Take the top of one dress and pair it with the bottom of another, the world is your oyster – and Atelier Edwin Oudshoorn are the bridal magicians that make the magic happen.
For further information on Atelier Edwin Oudshoorn, their NOMADS collection and your nearest stockist head to their website.
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