Nicole Michelle’s inspiration comes from many places including film, magazines and theatre. Fabrics play an important part…

“I will quite often see a fabric and fall in love with it then design a gown to suit”

Her black gown was just that. Black silk tulle, latte silk satin, beaded black corded lace motifs and a stunning feather brooch. The gown had to be one shouldered for the brooch. It needed to have a wow factor hence the full silk duchess satin skirt.*

“2017 is a year that lace will still be very strong but with  3 dimensional work.. Gowns will be feminine and romantic and they will be a lot more individual. Brides will be wanting designer gowns that they can be very much involved in designing and being able to add their own personal touches.”

Nicole came across a beautiful antique pink silk like satin and an exquisite beaded lace and knew there had to be draping and lace work and beaded detail, then came the gorgeous lace and thus the gown evolved. She knew the gown had to be full and draped using the two fabrics in the bodice.*

*The two gowns mentioned above belong to the latest NICOLE MICHELLE COUTURE collection available in the studio now.