Wedding Wednesday is here and we are excited to spotlight Catherine Deane, bridal designer located in London. Founded in 2005, Catherine Deane design style is inspired by her nomadic lifestyle and her passion for long forgotten craft techniques and femininity. Let’s take a closer look…
Wedding Wednesday are fun because we get to put the spotlight on some of the most amazing designers in the wedding industry. Our Wedding Wednesday designer for this week is Catherine Deane. Born in Ireland, raised in South Africa and inspired by living in London and Hong Kong, Catherine Deane utilizes traditional techniques with a modernist twist of simplicity form the foundation of her work and is fueled by the continual search for new methods from around the world. Juxtaposition plays an important part in the aesthetic of Catherine’s designs. Between textile and craft, strength and fragility and old meets new there is a consistent balance drawn in all that she creates; every Yin has a Yang.
In addition to creating beautiful wedding gowns Catherine Deane believes in using her design influence to help the community. For the past 5 years, Catherine Dean has collaborated with the South African children’s charity, the Unlimited Child. The Unlimited Child is an initiative set up to improve the potential of preschool children in South Africa by supporting and setting up pre-existing and new crèches in impoverished areas with learning materials, training, monitoring and support.
The Unlimited Child directly promotes early child development of vital cognitive and fine motor skills. The lack of development in such areas can be detrimental to a child’s capabilities in adult life and Catherine is passionate about making this change. For every Catherine Deane dress sold, a donation is made to the charity to supply equipment, build crèches and provide teacher training. This is true beauty and benevolence working together.
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