About This Vendor
Karen Willis Holmes is a renowned Australian designer, widely acclaimed in today’s fashion marketplace for offering trend-conscious women their perfect wedding gown. The KAREN WILLIS HOLMES brand has established a reputation for constantly exceeding customers’ expectations both with the product and the service provided.
In 2004 following the success of the couture label which she founded in 2000, Karen was inspired to create the BESPOKE Bridal Collection. This collection resonates with clients who require a wedding gown with handcrafted couture quality, fit and sophistication, but with the ease & price of a ready to wear wedding dress.
In 2012, Karen responded to increasing demand for off the rack gowns, designed the Ready to Wear Collection – KWH by KAREN WILLIS HOLMES. Focusing on exceptional fit and centred on embellished and embroidered details the designs compliment the Bespoke Collection and offer brides a glamorous wedding day look.
The KAREN WILLIS HOLMES couture atelier & workroom is based in Sydney, with boutiques in Australia, located in Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney & Perth, as well as national and international stockists. The company employs 40 team members in their workrooms & stores, & manufactures the Couture & BESPOKE wedding dresses in Australia, providing a hands-on approach & commitment to detail, using only the highest quality imported fabrics, laces, & beading from around the world.
Karen’s collections reflect her lifelong love of fashion and celebrate the spirit of today’s modern bride, who is both stylish & sophisticated all with a Karen Willis Holmes twist.
In February 2014, Karen opened the KAREN WILLIS HOLMES New York Flagship Boutique in Soho.
BESPOKE & D.Y.G Design Your Gown Collections $3,000 – $8,000
The WILD HEARTS Collection $2,190 – $2,690
KWH by KAREN WILLIS HOLMES $2,449 – $3,289
- Favourite place in the world? I love big cities - I can't choose!
- Best wedding-related tip? Enjoy your day and make the most of every second and do not worry about the small things on the day.
- Tip-off on your predicted next wedding trend? Clean, tailored lines and structured gowns.
- Three words that describe you? Fashionable / Traditional / Sophisticated
- Fav thing about your job? I love my job and all of the different levels of what it entails to run and grow a business. It is my full time commitment and love affair.
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