Happy Monday everyone, I do hope you all had a lovely weekend? Have you survived...
Good afternoon everyone, we are well into Monday now and whilst I’m recovering from an amazing Festival weekend, I am also here to share this visually stunning bridal collection with you from Calm Amongst The Chaos today. With easy lines and beautifully breathtaking fabrics, these gowns look so delicate and yet easy to wear, perfect for a Boho wedding. These gowns add a full on dose of personality to your wedding, and are full of whimsical wonder and bohemian elegance.
Calm Amongst The Chaos is a team of designers led by Frances Farmer who create contemporary couture, made-to-measure and ready-to-wear wedding gowns for the modern bohemian bride. They also offer styling advice for shape, style and wedding day.
Frances Farmer graduated with a fashion degree from Bournemouth & Poole College in 1985. Initially known by the label ‘Chaos’ the first items off the cutting table included underwear and then leisurewear. After a break to raise a family Frances returned with a collection of wraps, shawls and boleros including gorgeous white faux fur wraps that were popular winter wedding bridal accessories. Encouraged by this interest Frances planned a photo shoot hoping to source some vintage style gowns to show off the wraps to their best effect. Unable to find the gowns she wanted Frances did what any good designer would do and created her first collection of six unique gowns, inspired by the serene stars of Hollywood in the 1920’s and 1930’s, and the label “Calm Amongst the Chaos” was born. The signature gown was known as ‘Frances’ in honour of namesake actress Frances Farmer. Other gowns in the collection included Bette, Lillian, Katherine and Greta all talented actresses but also known for their stylish fashions. The collection was a the with non-conventional brides who knew what they wanted and were unabale to find it amongst the traditional offerings on offer.
The increase in demand saw Frances recruit Hannah to the team and move to her design studio and workroom in the centre of Ringwood in the New Forest. In five years at the studio the team has been enhanced by daughter and junior designer Agy, plus design team members Carmel and Penny. You can still find a faux fur wrap if you look carefully but ‘Calm Amongst the Chaos’ it is now all about beautiful gowns for brides, stunning outfits for the Mother of the Bride and bespoke occasion wear for any big occasion. The White Garden Collection, launching June 2017, is Frances’ first ready-to-wear collection and a new bridal shop attached to her studio in Ringwood opens Autumn 2017.
The ready-to-wear collection starts at £1795 and for made-to-measure & couture services the price begins at £2500. Occasion and Evening wear from £450
Ready to wear can be ordered online and take 5 months to make. Private try on appointments can be booked in advance for £50 – redeemable against a purchase. For made-to-measure and Couture services appointments at the Ringwood Studio are required
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