Alice Archer is very excited to launch her first bridal collection exclusively at Browns Bride in November 2018.
Alice’s small bridal capsule collection is very close to her heart and features a range of the specialist embroidery techniques for which she is known, including silk shading embroidery. She chose to embroider her pieces with flowers that symbolize love and marriage. Snowdrops signify hope and the idea of new warmth entering your life; myrtle is a symbol of marriage; witch hazel is renowned for its healing power, and anemones represent luck and protection. Alice also took inspiration from the luminous and natural woodland flowers on the forest floor of Botticelli’s fifteenth century painting Primavera. The most lavish of Alice’s dresses has over 1,500,000 embroidery stitches. The shapes are feminine and modern but with historic references, made from the softest silks and fine tulle layered over print. The collection comprises five outfits and a veil, and includes dresses, a trouser suit and a two-piece set.
The Alice Archer woman is bold, feminine and confident. She values art and culture and finds inspiration in what she reads. She thrives on possibility, innocence, nurturing, simplicity and a connection to nature. This is the spirit in which Alice works and this bridal collection evinces the love, time and attention which she puts into each piece. Alice imbues her clothes with the deep, personal dedication she gives to her work.
British Designer, Alice Archer, graduated from the RCA in 2013, after studying fine art at Goldsmiths and Central Saint Martins. After her MA, she moved to Antwerp to work as an embroidery designer for Dries van Noten and on returning to London, she produced her first Alice Archer capsule collection exclusively for Browns in the UK. During her studies, she frequently worked for Tracey Emin, producing her hand-embroidered art works. Alice’s ready-to-wear collections feature specialist techniques combining digital embroidery and print. Alice has a growing reputation as one of London’s most exciting and talented designers and her designs have been worn by Camilla Rutherford, Jasmine Hemsley, Pippa Middleton, Jessie Ware, Ellie Goulding, Billie Piper, Ellise Chappelle, P Diddy, Susie Lau and Amber Le Bon.