13 Feb 2014
The new luxurious lingerie label leading the way for brides
A new luxury lingerie label, Rose Fulbright, handmade in Britain, is set to take centre stage for brides this season. Its namesake designer and founder, Rose Fulbright, aims to reintroduce elegance and modernity from its 1930s inspired shapes.
Rose Fulbright also offers a bespoke monogramming service which follows a 1930s lingerie tradition for brides offering initials in a style selection of Art Deco, script, serif and italic. Rose has also created garters she can personalize to each bride by adding fabric samples from their mother or grandmother’s wedding dress to add that ‘something old’.
Rose Fulbright, studied fashion design at Parson School of Design, Paris, before moving on to study Costume Design at the London College of Fashion.
Rose says: “My passion for well-made, well-designed items has resulted in pieces inspired by the refined elegance of 1930s shapes. Using the finest stretch silks, as well as satin from Italy, the designs are realised with timeless class and comfort in mind. The use of a neutral colour palette in the first collection gives the customer classic luxury which can be worn every day.”
The premiere collection offers two styles in its range of bras and knickers known as No. 1 and No. 2. All the garments come in both stretch silk and stretch satin fabrics. The range is available in graphite, blush and pearl. All pieces from each style are interchangeable for creating a lingerie set.
The No. 1
The No. 1 bra is a self-lined underwired longline balcony bra. Its classic design consists of wide, silk shoulder straps to create a sleek silhouette, echoing the band of silk across the back. The No. 1 knicker is a classic hipster, with a brazilian back and diagonal seaming at the front panel.
The No. 2
The No. 2 bra is a self-lined non-wired bra with a key-hole front fastening feature. The bra fastens with a metal snap and click fastening, and a hook and eye at the top. The No. 2 knicker has a gorgeous high waist, with diagonal seams at the front and back panels.
Heavily influenced by the moral principles surrounding fashion production, Rose aims to use ethically manufactured and recycled materials where possible for the Rose Fulbright brand.
For more information on the Rose Fulbright brand visit the website at www.rosefulbright.com
Rose Fulbright studied fashion design at Parsons School of Design, Paris, before moving on to study Costume Design at the London College of Fashion, London.
She is also certified as a professionally trained bra fitter, from Mya Blue in Leicestershire, the only course in the UK that teaches by eye rather than with a tape measure.
The theme of supporting British heritage through entrepreneurship and design under
the ethos ‘great design is great business’, runs a long line through Rose’s family history. Her great-grandfather, Sir Clough Williams-Ellis, was an inspired, passionate architect and a radical proponent of ‘eco-friendly’ and conservation, whose lifelong concern was with architecture, landscape design, and the protection of rural Britain. His ground-breaking opinions on the role of architecture in the natural environment is exemplified in his most famous project, the village of Portmeirion in North Wales.
Sir Clough’s daughter, Susan Williams-Ellis, was Rose’s grandmother, and a renowned artist and designer who set up her ceramics company, Portmeirion Pottery, in 1960. Her foremost aim was to celebrate and build on the tradition of ceramics manufacture in England, whilst showing that ‘great design is great business’. She, like William Morris, believed that the greatest respect is shown to the customer through good quality design. Her ‘Totem’ design became an icon of the 1960s, and she refreshed the ceramics industry again in the 1970s with her ‘Botanic Garden’ pattern.
Rose is also a co-founder of The Wise Creative, a select group of independent luxury labels based in Great Britain dedicated to manufacturing their products in the United Kingdom. It is a non-profit organization whose ethos is that small brands are stronger together, and can make big changes to the way UK-made goods are perceived and sold.