At London Fitting Rooms we've been completing dress alterations on one of our favourite Spring Summer fashion trends: silk fabrics. See the beautiful designer clothing we've been working on.
Spring Summer Fashion Trends: Silk Dress Alterations
Silk is made of natural fibers and is a perfect light-weight fabric for Spring Summer fashion. It's ideal for taking you from day to night, dressing up and dressing down.
Plus, silk on silk and loose fitting cuts make this a great way to wear the 70s SS15 fashion trend. It's no wonder we've been working on so much silk in our studio.
Silk is used in making many other beautiful fabrics and it feels like this season our tailors have already seen them all.
We've worked on a silk crepe georgette wedding dress from The Mews. We've had silk organza by Alberta Ferreti in our sewing machine.
Not to mention shortening the hem and taking in the side seams of a silver silk satin Alexander McQueen dress. All these culminate in feminine and luxurious garments.
Here's our tailoring work in action with the beautiful silk dress alterations we've completed.
Rime Arodaky Wedding Gown
This Rime Arodaky silk wedding dress combines two of our favourite Spring Summer fashion trends as the top is lace. We shortened the hem whilst keeping the train on this beautiful gown.
We also lifted the waist and eased the armholes to create the perfect fit for the bride-to-be.
Elie Saab Dress
This Elie Saab dress is 100% silk and the vivid colour is quintessential cocktail attire now that the sun has finally come out. We lifted the shoulders and shortened the hem and we're sure you'll agree it looks stunning.
Dennis Basso Children Dress
We repaired the fragile tulle on the back of this Dennis Basso Children dress. We replaced the whole section by using a similar fabric.
Now, this darling dress with floral embellishments is repaired and secured in time for the nice weather.
Dolce and Gabbana Dress
This gorgeous Dolce and Gabbana dress proves that silk doesn't have to be one block colour. We're loving the printed fabric. Plus, the flaming heart immediately lets you know who made it.
Alexander McQueen Dress
We let out the bust of this Alexander McQueen printed silk dress. Its layers of fabric and buttoned-up front makes it oh-so Spring Summer.
Alexander McQueen Dresses
We also adapted these Alexander McQueen dresses for our new short film to show how our invisible tailoring can allow for more movement. Plus, these waterfall dresses are a London Fitting Rooms favourite.
The top chiffon layer comes in generous amounts yet the lining is a thicker silk. This is made narrower to maintain the lightness of the dress.
To allow for the gymnastic movements of our flexible artists we created very high slits in the lining in both the sides, front and back. It remained covered so it’s not see through and grants amazing flexibility.
Watch our short film now and see these silk dresses in action.
(Main image from Stella McCartney)