Unique Artisan Veil and Accessory Collection by Elissa Marie Design
Step into the world of timeless elegance with Elissa Marie Design and explore their exceptional Artisan Veil and Accessory Collection—a tribute to the exquisite craft of hand pleating.
Elissa Marie Design proudly presents a collection that captures the enduring beauty of a fading craft, showcasing the work of one of the world’s oldest pleating studios, Speciality Pleaters. This elegant ensemble includes pieces meticulously pleated by hand, a time consuming process that demands unwavering attention to detail. The result is a series of exquisitely crafted and unique pieces that modern machinery simply cannot replicate.
Rooted in history, this age-old art form traces its origins back centuries to the ancient Egyptians, with Pharaohs and nobility adorning intricately pleated fine linens. Hand pleating, still considered the gold standard in couture, remains a coveted technique by European fashion houses for its elusive blend of softness and precision. Unfortunately, the skills required for this intricate technique are slowly fading away, with only a handful of artisans worldwide still practicing. Speciality Pleaters, established in Melbourne in 1925, stands as one of only two studios in Australia continuing the tradition of hand pleating. Elissa Marie Design holds immense appreciation for the artisans preserving this fine art, and takes pride in supporting them.
This deeply romantic collection celebrates texture and dimension, seamlessly transitioning from subtle luxury to architectural drama. Overflowing with pieces that inspire chic minimalist looks, it provides elevated additions to your wedding day ensemble.
Launched in December 2023, the Artisan Veil and Accessory Collection is now available via their online store.
Elissa Koutsotheodoros, the founder and designer of Elissa Marie Design, brings her expertise in hand-craftsmanship to couture wedding gowns. With a dedicated focus on artisanal techniques, Elissa collaborates closely with a select number of clients, dedicating herself to perfecting the rare art of true couture. Her strength lies in intimately understanding her clients, creating bespoke gowns that flawlessly embody their individuality and personalities.
Operating from a charming home studio in Warragul (Gippsland) and offering appointments in South Yarra at The Como Melbourne, if you’d like to have Elissa Marie to design your own dream gown or see more of this beautiful collection, we suggest you get in touch.
Photographer: Kinship by Kristy
Location: Loch Pilates