Situated in the idyllic north London countryside only 25 minutes from central London, Shimmering Ivory Design Studio specialises in creating timeless couture for the modern bride, mother of the bride/ groom and couture dresses for any special event occassionwear.
Founded by celebrated designer Sian Hughes Cooke, for over ten years her dedicated team has offered a bespoke service creating stunning bridal gowns and one-of-a-kind couture pieces for luxury clients and celebrities.
Whether fashioning romantic silhouettes or modern tailoring, each garment is personally designed by Sian to emulate timeless elegance whilst incorporating the clients’ individual style. Focusing on high quality couture and sourcing fabrics from our vast network of suppliers of the finest European laces and silks, you can feel confident in Shimmering Ivory’s knowledge and experience to turn bridal dreams into a reality.
From making her first dress at just eight years old, Sian Hughes Cooke has always maintained a strong interest in fashion and creative design. Pursuing her passion to degree level, Sian obtained her BA Hons in Fashion Design and Marketing.
Gaining experience with Concepts trend prediction in Paris prior to establishing herself as a coveted lingerie designer in New York, Sian has worked with internationally renowned brands including Calvin Klein and Victoria Secret.
Her work for the critically acclaimed $15 million Diamond and Ruby Millennium bra, worn at the fifth annual Victoria Secret fashion show, enabled Sian to excel artistically.
Her 30 years of professional design experience has taken her all over the world, across the fashion capitals including New York, London, Paris, Sri Lanka and Hong Kong working for House of Fraser, Couture Studio 183 and many other well known brands.
Sian’s expertise in feminine garments and structural corset design enabled an organic transition into the wedding industry as during preparations for her own marriage she was looking for an individual dress, one that would do justice to the significance of such a day. Sian decided to design her own couture wedding gown, through which Shimmering Ivory was established allowing her to continue to showcase her passion for bespoke design and fashion excellence.
As a female owned brand, Shimmering Ivory understands the modern bride’s desire for both elegant and contemporary gowns, as Sian’s expertise guarantees a bespoke service to create the dress of your dreams on time and on budget for your special day.
The Shimmering Ivory team comprises of a number of fantastic bridal-gown fashion designers and costume makers. All are qualified and experienced in creating beautiful work. The talents we can call on include fine embroidery, working with the most delicate fabrics like silk chiffon and lace, couture corsetry, and bespoke embellishment of your dream bridal dress.