Your dress should be the most important feature of your wedding. You’ve decided on the venue – now it is time to get the perfect designer to design your wedding dress.
Here’s a list of the Top wedding dress designers in Cape Town of which you can choose from according to your needs.
Elizabeth Gillis Couture
Elizabeth Gillis has more than 20 years experience. Her timeless designs meet sophisticated style.
She promises to design a one-of-kind dress with luxurious materials sourced from around the world.
Her bridal collection for 2013 revolves around everything that is Spring: petals, blossoms, soft tulles, finest silk chiffons and imported French chantilly lace. Prices range from R11 000 – R20 000.
Her dresses often appear in the media world:
She is also willing to help clients that live outside Cape Town. All you have to do is send her an email and make at least one physical appointment and the studio will keep you updated throughout the process.
Tel: 021 423 2220
Janita Toerien is the creative enthusiast behind her bridal couture brand. She is a designer dedicated to creating a uniquely handcrafted gown which is elegant, sophisticated and bespoke. Her bridal gowns own a certain panache that enthrals the bride’s audience. She believes to stay true to her unique design style that enhances the female form and compliments a woman’s natural beauty.
Janita Toerien Wedding Gowns believe in supporting the South African industry and trade by sourcing all her fabrics and trims locally. Quality is of the utmost importance when it comes to her gowns and as a registered member of Unashamedly Ethical, Janita Toerien Wedding Gowns have made a public commitment to ensure quality and ethical standards are upheld throughout all aspects of the business.
Janita recently won the Excuisite gown competition at the Tygervalley Bridal Expo! Outshining all the other contenders with one of her masterpieces.
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone Number: +27 73 663 7624
Her gowns resemble femininity, romance and sensuality. She values superior cut and styling to compliment the natural silhouette of a woman’s body. She likes to draw her energy and inspiration from the bride.
She offers three options:
– Hiring already made gown
– Hiring a new designed gown (which is the most popular option)
– Buying a new designed gown.
Photos by Tobias Joubert
Ilse Roux Bridal Wear
Ilse Roux is the founder and head designer of her own Bridal Wear shop which she opened in 2005.
You can fit on 250 ready-made wedding dresses in her shop without an appointment or paying any fees. Or you can choose to design your own wedding dress. You can also hire accessories such as petticoats, veils, jewelry, sashes and umbrellas.
Tel: 021 919 8498
Kobus is a South-African born fashion designer. He designs his dresses so that it will show off his clients’ best features.
He designs and styles your wedding dress taking in the whole picture including make up, hair, mood, tone, fabric, dress, shoes and makes sure everything fits. He is especially skilled in creating detailed corsets.
He has a whole wedding gown range from the Anna Georgina Group. The 2012 collection was a tribute to his mother. The style includes Swarowski elements to add drama.
Tel: 021 423 7810
Alana van Heerden
Alana is a fashion and bridal designer and studied for her BA Fashion Design at The Design school SA.
She adores delicate vintage lace, tulle, handcrafted flowers, trends from the runway, vintage shop and lavender.
Her studio Alana-made with love is situated in Strand, 50 km from central Cape Town.
Her focus is on specially designed made-to-order wedding gowns.
Cell: 082 749 6393
Her dresses are individually handmade with a feminine, sexy and sophisticated look.
– Exclusive custom-made service
– Buy or hire ready-to-wear gowns. When you hire a gown, you can have small adjustments made to the dress to suit your taste.
– She also designs dresses for your bridesmaids, mother-of-the-bride and the flower girls. She makes waistcoats and ties for the groom and groomsmen.
Prices depend solely on selected fabric and the level of detail required.
Consultations only by appointment.
Cell: 083 328 2078
“Something old, something new, something couture, something you.”
She believes that the creation of your dress should be a joyous experience and should fulfill your childhood dreams. She helps future brides by giving them an opportunity to experience their body in different dress styles.
Studio: 021 975 87 38
Workshop: 023 347 4396
To speak to Didi in person: 082 772 2033
The designer Javaid Aslam creates elegant authentic bridal couture. You can try on ready-to-wear bridal gowns at his shop. He also constructs garters, veils, dresses for the bridal party and for the mother-in-law.
His works have been featured in top fashion magazines: Fairlady Bride, The O Magazine and the Cosmopolitan; and on lifestyle television programs such as Top Billing and Eastern Mosaic.
Tel: 021 671 4828
Paul van Zyl Couture
This designer is known as “Hot Couture”. He has a studio in Loop Street and two fabric shops: “Elegance Fabrics” in Canal Walk and Cavendish Square. All his fabrics are imported from Japan, Korea, USA, Britain and even Australia.
He has dressed several finalists of beauty competitions and celebrities including former Miss World Michelle McClean, former Miss South Africa Cindy Nel and Joanne Strauss. His dresses have been featured on Top Billing, Kwêla, A list and Pasella.
Tel: 021 422 4796