What have we here then? Straight out of the heart of Yorkshire comes a pretty unique fashion bridalwear brand, Angel Couture by Kay Heeley.’ The reason for showcasing this designer is because she’s becoming a bit of a big deal, bringing together the luxury of bespoke couture and individually created garments. The portfolio is being eaten up by British based celebrities on TV sets at home and abroad.
Established over 13 years ago by owner and couture designer Kay Heeley, Kay’s focus is on creating beautiful individual garments in that will make her clients feel amazing but what’s interesting is that she does this by removing the intimidation and sometime comes attached to couture collections, welcoming you into her cosy studio will make the whole process feel special.
It’s all about the designs. Starting from an early age Kay’s passion began during childhood perfecting her skills on sewing machines and with the support of her family, two of which were tailors, this brand was always going to be a labour of love and a love to be shared and enjoyed with her clients.
The brand new Flowers Collection from Angel Couture by Kay Heeley showcases a mix of both Bridal and Evening Couture inspired by the luxurious and glamorous 1920’s.
Flowers were a staple in this era with the style of Art Nouveau to the new Art Deco, but also were used to express hidden conversations and emotions which meant the fabrics were adored with florals in elaborate embroidery, bead work and lace, with anything from the serenely delicate to the daring and bold.
The main inspiration for the ‘Flowers’ collection was Kay’s fascination of storytelling through fabrics, colours and different flowers. Each hand made, Bespoke dress feature a different meaning which are all cleverly portrayed in each carefully styled shot from the new photoshoot. From a secret love, to deep magic and mystery, this collection has a meaning and a dress for everyone, every season and every mood, from the very traditional to the latest high fashion.
About this shoot
The location of the photoshoot was as important as each design Kay created. The Abbeydale Picture House in Sheffield was the perfect choice for its original 1920’s décor. In the process of intensive restoration, it created the perfect backdrop to the exquisite luxury of the dresses, the dark and raw state of this beautiful building created the most stunning and ‘edgy’ images.
The venue was dressed by the wonderfully creative Jane Baines from Woo B Woo a Bespoke wedding florist, who with a treasure chest of all things vintage added the perfect finishing touches to each set.
All photographs were taken by talented photographer Sarah Brabbin. Sarah has captured the magic for the last 2 years combining her true passion for artistic photography and that extra personal touch Sarah is so well known for.
The ‘flowers’ collection is now available to view on the brand new website www.angel-couture.co.uk.