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An Interview with Couturier Catherine Colubriale


There is no mistaking a Catherine Colubriale gown for anything less than couture. Hours of work speak from every detail and the most perfect fit discloses a gown unique to one. You may remember the Catherine Colubriale gown that graced the cover of Luxury Weddings 6th Edition, and it’s fair to say that ever since, we’ve been head over heels for everything Catherine Colubriale puts her very talented hands to.

We caught up with Catherine to get to know a little more about the process behind the most beautiful gowns…

Catherine Colubriale

How long have you been designing and making wedding dresses?

I’ve been designing and making wedding dresses for over 25 years, really since I was 15 years old, I’d make dresses for my siblings and friends.

What inspires you?
Life, my family  and the beauty in our world.

Do you have a signature style?
I like to be innovative and I am transformational in my styles and approach to fashion and design.

What kind of fabrics and materials do you use?
I love using beautiful hand beaded laces and delicate fabrics to create my gowns.

Talk us through the couture process at Catherine Colubriale
A couture gown is custom designed and made using the finest quality fabric. It is created with intense attention to detail and intricate hand finishes. This can only be achieved by an experienced designer who will help you choose the most flattering silhouette, appropriate colours and fabrics and ensure a perfect fit through a series of personalised fittings.

What advice do you have to offer brides who are looking for a wedding dress?
We usually recommend that our brides start a scrapbook by collecting images of inspiration. This creates a visual platform for everyone that works with you to make your dream day come to life. If you require an evening gown you can feel free to bring any inspiration or images along. Otherwise just bring an open mind and we will take care of the rest.

Is there anything you wish to add?
Our mission statement is ‘A woman is everything, most of all elegant and Beautiful.’

Our team works intimately on your gown from start to finish in our Sydney based studio, with the highest level of workmanship and intricate hand finishes. Your gown is 100% Australian designed and made by myself and my dedicated staff.

I believe that every woman is unique and has a different way of expressing herself through the gown she wears. When you come in, I will help you uncover your individual style by asking you lots of questions and finding out what really makes you tick and excites you. This will really help me understand what type of person you are and by going through fabrics, styles, colours and silhouettes I can make honest recommendations based on what I think will suit your body, shape and style. You can also try on gowns from the Catherine Colubriale current collection to give you an idea of silhouettes and finishes you might like. You will leave feeling very excited because the gown that is designed for you is exactly what you dreamed of!

{Image: Gown Catherine Colubriale Jewellery House of K’dor Photographer Justin Aveling Stylists Kimberlee Kessler & Rosemary Slade Hair Stylist Rhiannon Dimaria, Simon Bright using Eleven Makeup Artist Julie Elton using MAC}

Catherine Colubriale

To make an appointment with Catherine Colubriale call the studio on (02) 9568 2282 or email info@catherinecolubriale.com.au. For couture ‘gownspiration’ be sure to follow @catherinecolubrialecouture on Instagram!

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