The new Spring/Summer 14 creations by Catherine Walker & Co, under the guidance of Creative Director Said Cyrus, showcase the House’s couture skills of intricate embroidery, beading and corsetry and ‘Savile Row’ tailoring.
The exquisite designs use clever construction and flattering, ‘on trend’ hand drapery in sumptuous, progressive fabrics.
Romantic and feminine, the new collection is inspired by the pastels of the English garden with exciting, contrasting splashes of statement scarlet and emerald. The evening and cocktail dresses, business and occasion suits are created and finished by a team of 30 crafts people, by hand, at Catherine Walker & Co in Chelsea.
Catherine Walker founded Catherine Walker & Co in 1977 with her business partner and husband Said Cyrus, a former lecturer in design theory for ten years at the Chelsea School of Art. Over the years it has built an impressive following among royalty and other women in the public eye and also professional women who value the precise tailoring and Haute Couture techniques deployed to a standard rarely seen outside of Paris.
The House designs two collections each year, including evening and cocktail dresses, business and occasion suits, day and coat dresses and wedding dresses.
Catherine Walker & Co was perhaps the first House in the UK to apply Savile Row menswear tailoring techniques to the female form resulting in a beguiling combination of confidence boosting military precision around the shoulder and flattering, undulating feminine curves. Above all there is that innate understanding of what gives a woman a powerful mixture of elegance and fearless confidence.
The new Catherine Walker & Co SS14 collection includes glamorous, elegant formal wear ideal for the Season and Mothers of the Bride.
In addition, Catherine Walker & Co leather goods comprises evening and day bags hand crafted from the finest ostrich, in rich vibrant colours perfect for the spring and summer months.
The Catherine Walker & Co showroom is located at 65 Sydney Street, London, SW36PX. Appointments can be made by calling 0207 352 4626 or via email: [email protected]