Couture wedding dresses for fashion-forward brides
Federica Bruno’s creations are deliberately eclectic, a fusion of strong design and fine execution.
In every Federica Bruno bridal gown you will find the reflection of the bride’s soul; her personality transmuted in beautiful silhouettes, a dream expressed through fabrics and shapes and love shown through every detail.
"Fashion and Dressmaking have always been elements really strong in my life.
Some of my relatives are tailors, my mother has a great talent for drawing and I spent hours of my childhood in the workroom of my mother’s friend, a seamstress.
I started making ‘clothes’ when I was 3 years old (for my dolls at that time, of course!) which is when my passion started! I moved to London a little bit more than 2 years ago, after years of studying and working as Fashion Designer in Italy.
In my career I’ve gained a priceless amount of knowledge experimenting with lots of different roles in the fashion industry but I’ve always had one dream - to have my own Atelier, making my distinct and unique creations.
Each of my couture creations is the result of a perfect balance between design and sewing skill. I have an innate passion for luxury fabrics and elegant silhouettes and, as a lacework and hand embroidery expert and incurable romantic, specialising in bridal and occasion wear is a really natural choice.
I take inspiration from anything around me every day, I usually look a lot at historic costumes and Art in general.
I approach each gown as a real unique piece of art, just as much as a painting or a sculpture; I’m just using fabrics and beads rather than paint or marble.
However, when it comes to dresses on commission, for my brides for example, a good 50% of the design is pure result of their own personality and taste, that’s really important for me and a fundamental part of my job is to translate their own character in my designs, using a specific material, creating a particular shape, or when adding any detail.
I offer not just a service but a whole experience, including:
- Couture Bridal Gowns
- Occasion Wear
- Bespoke Accessories
- Wedding and Personal Styling
Every appointment at my East London Studio is pleasant and time restriction free, over a cup of tea and a cake!"