Monday, June 22, 2009

DESIGNER SPOTLIGHT: TERRY FOX COUTURE

My first glimpse of Terry Fox's work was fifteen years back when I bought her book, Terry Fox Fashion Collection: 10 Garments to Make From Start To Finish. It was loaded with images of her off-the-charts designs with instructions on how to put together the simplest shift to intricately boned and lined ballgowns and evening wear. Designing over 30 years in The UK, Terry has brought the corset to art form both as a separate and component on a full ball gown. Her latest collection pieces seen immediately below confirm her passion for costume as well as inventive use of fabrics







Terry has one of the most interesting design backgrounds. She apprenticed and learned couture techniques from Zandra Rhodes and The Emmanuels (Princess Di's wedding gown designers). From there she developed a style and launched her own special occasion line selling to Harrods of London among other high end stores.

I ran across Terry Fox's creations once again on Brides UK finding a couple of her corsets featured. Not long after, on a UK chat board one bride recommended Terry to another as a corser-maker extraordinaire. Eventually Googling Terry's new site. these Oooooh La La creations were found. . . . .








The Terry Fox Shop in Suffolk offers more than just corsets and bridal gowns. Vintage in feel, gifts as well as accessories are offered with the bride and her entourage in mind. You'll find an array of shoes, handbags, jewellery and even soaps and bath salts. They're adding interesting items all the time. Here's a sample list of the top 10:

10: Handmade shoe bags
9: Bath bomb arrangements
8: Story boards
7: Bath products- Soaps, salts & bath bombs
6: Decoupage wedding albums
5: Chocolate boxes
4: Decoupage framed cards
3: Handkerchiefs
2: Heart bags
1: Terry Fox gift vouchers


2 comments:

Candy said...

I like it ;)


ahm i forgot to show this to you:
http://www.bibianblue.com/


i hope you like it;)
xoxo

Truly Engaging said...

Pretty and interesting! Love the pink {7th photo} gown~ almost 18th century France feel yet... the eclecticism is very intriguing.