Romance Reinvented: Designing the Dress of Your Dreams with Kate Halfpenny
A behind-the-scenes glimpse at Kate Halfpenny’s Bloomsbury atelier, this intimate masterclass takes you on a journey through her forthcoming collection, Songbird. From initial sketches to the couture techniques used, discover how Kate combines craft, design and sustainability in her creations.
Kate Halfpenny designs bridal wear for real women. Weaving Brit cool with vintage inspiration to create modern wedding dresses, each design aims to understand women’s bodies, their individual beauty and their lifestyles. She appreciates a bride’s desire to be her best self and to express that in their own way – making the wedding dress work for them, not the bride workout for the dress.
Kate graduated with a BA Honours in Fashion Design in 1998 and went on to study for an MA in Textiles from London’s prestigious Central St. Martins, feeding her obsession with fabrics, lace and beading. This knowledge and experience, combined with her skills as a stylist, is what gives her the ability to design and create breathtaking wedding gowns. Her clients include fashion glitterati and British icons such as Kate Moss, Erin O’Connor and Emilia Fox, amongst others.
Halfpenny is proud to design and make in London.