After finding an amazing trim shop full of inspirational ideas on a trip to Paris, Jennifer Rothwell imagined up ‘the White Collection’ which is full of antique laces, metallic braids, silver studded silk, silk jersey and silk chiffon. They are the perfect bridal gowns, bridesmaids dresses or to wear for any special occasion.
She describes her designs as timeless, elegant and inspired by vintage styles from the 1920s and 1930s. They include an amazing studded silk dress with a high neck band embossed with pearls and beautiful chiffon bow detailing, a studded v neck dress with a silver crotchet belt and an organza high collar coat.
“I wanted to create a collection for women who want something different, unique yet elegant and timeless. Each piece is unique and one of a kind,” says Jennifer.
With over 20 years experience in fashion, her advice to brides-to-be who are trying to find the ‘perfect’ dress is to buy something that you really love, made of beautiful fabrics to make you look fabulous and feel beautiful.
“Try to find something that you can re-wear to other events so that it is not confined to the closet after one day, a wedding dress should be a great investment piece,” she adds.
Jennifer believes that it is extremely important to buy Irish and support designers and teams of local manufactures.
“This in turn will help our economy to grow and lead us out of recession,” she says. “I'm extremely proud of the fact that my garments are made and manufactured here in Ireland.”
“People should consider buying Irish, but they should also really buy something that they love and that excels their expectations.”
At the moment, there is a very limited selection of Irish fabrics for her to use in her designs, but she would consider designing a collection in the future made of Irish fabrics.