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MARGO STANKOVA

BRIDAL DESIGN

 

01 Margo

Bulgarian-born, London-based dressmaker and fashion designer with more than 15 years of experience in the fashion industry.

Making dresses is my primary skill - mostly haute couture wedding and formal dresses, but also all kinds of garments, working with a wide variety of materials. Being a younger woman myself, I believe I'm closer to the needs and desires of contemporary young people and those who maintain a youthful spirit. I hope my experience and knowledge could be of great benefit to you and make you more successful.

 

STYLISTIC VISION

 

As a designer I absolutely love color.  When I moved into Bridal Fashion I was uncertain how I was going to limit myself to just one color in my work.

But through research I discovered that the white wedding dress is a relatively new tradition which was cemented in British fashion after Queen Victoria’s wedding  in 1840.  Prior to that, the wedding dress was just the best dress of a bride, meant to be worn many times. (As any bride of that period, regardless of her wealth, would wear her wedding dress again, a smart one would have it made in a grand but adaptable style in order for it to have stylish longevity beyond the big day.)

 

This is why when I meet brides that are looking for alternative of the white wedding dress I always encourage them to go with their own vision.  Now, in the 21st century, it is about time to return to the original idea and ring in a new tradition.  A new tradition of a luxurious but practical wedding dress that expresses the personality of the lady that wears it, without necessarily serving other people's perceptions or traditions.

This is what I aim for with my bridal collections. My dresses are alive with colour, flatter your body have a distinctive combination of classic style and modern materials, and have a strong connection to leading fashion trends. All dresses are handmade in London and available for shipping worldwide.

INSPIRATION

 

London is a world fashion capital for a reason. Here we have the best materials coming from all over the world - silks, couture fabrics, handmade brocades from India, unique lace from France and fabrics rich in details, beading and embroidery from Italy.

But my biggest inspiration are the people from all over the world that live here and I meet every day. They take me through their unique stories, culture and their own vision about design every day. This is what constantly changes me and makes me look for new ideas and solutions all the time.

 

BESPOKE

 

If you can't find what you're looking for you can always benefit from the Made-To-Measure service for no extra cost. The aim here is to make the custom made process closer to the shopping experience - fast, easy, pleasant. This is why I usually meet my clients at the fabric shops first where we meet, discuss and shop materials in non formal atmosphere. The next meeting is for a fitting at my studio and usually the third is to collect the finished dress. There's also alterations services if you got a dress elsewhere that needs adjustments.

 

I consider the design process a collaboration between myself and the client. I see myself as a facilitator of Dreams, not a dictator of Fashion.

 

Margo Stankova

 

02 collections

 

03 brides

 

04 contact

Surrey Quays SE16, London UK