Thursday, February 18, 2010

Feature Designer: Partina Atelier

It's getting close to wedding season, and most brides are probably looking for their perfect dress, so it's the perfect time share our very first feature designer interview with you! Tina Cho, who cites Christian Dior and Valentino as her inspiration, is the talented designer behind Partina Atelier, who specializes in elegant custom gowns with sophisticated lines and details. Read our inspiring interview below!Q: What advice do you have for brides who are confused about what style of dress to wear?
A: She should wear a dress that best reflects their personality and one that they're physically comfortable in. A bride should also consider the venue, time of day, and size of the wedding.
TIP: Start by trying on different silhouettes and once you find the right one, consider accents and details.

Q: Describe the Partina bride.
A: My brides understand style and want to be unique. My classic-contemporary style often shies from excess but when exceptions are made, the resulting gown is tame with a twist and still extremely elegant.
Q: What are your favourite materials to work with and why?
A: I love silk. Some of my recent favourites are silk faille, chiffon and my all time favourite is taffeta. It's light in hand, has a beautiful subtle luster and can be manipulated in many ways.
On Custom Gowns "There is truly nothing like a dress that's made just for you. You have the chance to make the dress uniquely yours down to the fine details."
Q: If a bride would like a custom dress made by you, how long would the process be?
A: I typically ask for at least 6 months notice because of the 3- 4 fittings required to perfect the style and fit of the dress.
Thanks Tina, for sharing your beautiful designs with us!

1 comment:

Maria Felix said...

I had the pleasure of picking up one of Tina's samples. From the moment I contacted her she was professional, kind and super accommodating.

My lovely silk gown is hanging up high, away from my poorly-behaved cats and ready for my ceremony next week.

Tina's designs are not only exquisitely made and absolutely stunning but they also FEEL wonderful... not every wedding dress can claim that!

If you have the chance to work with Tina, take it! She's a lovely perfectionist and the experience was utterly wonderful.