Words By: Charles Edwards-Freshwater
There was a time not so long ago where fashion played a key part in how we were perceived. Of course, this distinction still remains today, but there is something to be said about the sheer glamour of vintage designs that is endlessly enduring, especially those dresses and cuts from the 40’s and 50’s which is the decade where many people believe style reached its zenith.
Though moving forward with the times is the way that fashion evolves to define an era, it’s little wonder that vintage style designs often make a resurgence, especially when enhanced with a contemporary twist that allows them to remain current and charming as well as bringing back the glory of a bygone era. Understanding that making vintage modern was a wonderful way to inject some timeless elegance into the modern fashion landscape. Fashion designer Suzannah founded her eponymous label so that ladies needing classic dresses with a deliciously contemporary twist would know where to go.
Having enjoyed over twenty years of working in the fashion industry as a designer, stylist and trend forecaster, Suzannah has since made a huge impact with her discrete service and impeccably designed gowns, and just a look at some of the pieces available makes it clear as to why. Capturing the enchanting romance of the past whilst still presenting something new and exciting.
This same passion for fashion from the past is imbued throughout her various ready to wear andcouture collections, and it is this individual approach that has led to Suzannah to becoming such a covetable designer.
A wonderful option for special events and occasions such as Royal Ascot, Weddings, award ceremonies and red carpet. Suzannah’s glorious clothes are also contemporary in their fit and modern day simplicity, toning down the exaggerated measurements of the past and recreating them for the modern woman so that they can be worn to contemporary events with ease.
Suzannah’s fine dresses, coat dresses and beautiful separates have graced the red carpet and Royal Weddings by attracting the likes of The Duchess of Cambridge and her sister Pippa Middleton as well as award winning British actresses Dame Helen Mirren, Emilia Fox and Olivia Colman, and have become a favourite of British Fashion journalists - the smart combination of classic design merged with modern silhouettes in ultimate cloth make them ideal for every occasion where you want to make an impact for all of the right reasons.
Suzannah has found continuous success in her range of tea dresses which is a signature style for the brand. Formed from luxurious silks and fitted to perfection, the tea dresses offer a traditional 1930/40s silhouette which is perfect for flattering figures of all shapes and sizes. The beautiful soft ‘v’ necklines and longer length skirts are a chic way to capture the elegance of an era that came to define style. With a charming story behind each print these are all personal and created for the Suzannah brand.
Suzannah’s bridal wear takes a similar approach, and as a bride’s wedding dress is one of the most important purchases of her life it makes sense that it is in her bridal wear that Suzannah really puts her most exquisite skills to the test. Catering for the mother of the bride and the bride herself, Suzannah’s elegant ensembles are filled with the same archive couture inspired magic that have made her ready to wear and couture collections so iconic. Every gown focusing on recapturing the romance of the sleek styles that echo a bygone beauty.
Designed to appeal to a bride who wants an understated wedding without all the frills and fuss. The dresses are based on vintage couture classics which are re-invented to draw out the simplicity of their strong, iconic silhouette, whilst being executed in the most divine luxury cloth.
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A modern, elegant shift with slash neck and three-quarter sleeves. A beautiful dress for special occasions. Supremely flattering. Tailored from the most divine lightweight wool crepe and lined in 100% silk slipper satin. The empire section of the dress is highlighted with a tonal silk bow. A beautifully fitting, immaculate dress which is flattering...PRODUCT DETAIL
Simple Trapeze Line Dress-Coat The perfect tailored outer layer to complete a chic outfit for a wedding or event. Gentle A-Line silhouette with round neck and concealed front button fastening. Deep pleat detail at the back of the garment to give movement and charm. Neat side pockets. This garment is available to buy online and in the London bo...PRODUCT DETAIL
A 1950s inspired midi length dancehall dress with net under layers. A premium, beautiful mid weight Italian silk twill which is printed with the Suzannah signature Bloom print in emerald green, black and cream. Fully lined in silk habotai with a centre back invisble zip for step-in ease.PRODUCT DETAIL
A beautiful soft light dress tailored from silk crepe-de-chine. This dress is available from the ready-to-wear collection in Oregano green and Silver grey. There are other bespoke colours available from the couture collection. The fit of the dress is ultimate, it holds, and lifts and flatters.PRODUCT DETAIL
Beautiful fluid silk crepe dress. A flattering cut with a beautiful line. Length is designed to be just below the knee, with 3/4 length sleeves. The silk satin in a contrast shiny satin trims the inner neckline. Fully lined in silk Habotai. Length approx - measuring from mid-shoulder to hem is between 104cm & 106cm (size dependant)PRODUCT DETAIL
Italian structured silk mikado couture cocktail dress. This dress comes made to order and inclusive of the basic fit service in order to determine your ideal length and tailor a skimming fit. Stand up collar detail with elbow length sleeves. Sculpted skirt part which creates dramatic folds and falls to an elegant midi length.PRODUCT DETAIL
Inspired by the best selling silhouette. The perfect special shift dress for a special event. The sculpted seam lines created a beautiful rounded shift silhouette with wonderful wide neck and collar. The bodice, collar and sleeve make for an immaculate, and ultimately flattering silhouette which is both timeless, elegant and gives a complete look w...PRODUCT DETAIL