Hello beautiful people!! Today, we have a special addition of Tuesday Shoesday for you! London’s women’s footwear and accessory designer, Dionne Gooding is debuting her custom Bridal Shoe Collection and sharing with us today! Dionne has studied at the London College of Fashion has been designing for 5 years.
Read more about her below and check out her gorgeous bridal shoe collection!
CBB:Tell me more about your business and how you got started?
My brand is Dionne Gooding. I started designing shoes and handbags 5 years ago after I graduated from De Montfort University where I studied Textiles. Following my graduation I attended London College of Fashion where I studied Shoe-making and Design. This gave me the technical background and understanding of the processes in shoe-making and design which I continue to develop on my journey.
CBB: What made you expand into bridal shoes?
My decision to expand into bridal wear came from my interest in creating individual pieces and my love of occasion wear. I have had the opportunity to produce a number of signature pieces for occasions, which have brought further requests from clients.
CBB: What makes your bridal line different from others?
Dionne Gooding’s Bridal line is inspired by African Culture. Most of our styles are made with wax print fabrics combined with colourful leathers. Our Bridal range is different from others because the Bride can design her own shoes. She can select from special materials and trimmings, lace, silk, feathers, roses and a range of others. Embellishments range from pearls, Swarovski crystals and multi-coloured beads. Brides also have the privilege of choosing their heel height which is a bonus.
CBB: Explain how the design process works?
Brides contact us via the website. www.dionnegooding.com. We have a short questionnaire to be completed to get an idea of the brides style, colour theme and budget. Following this a consultation is booked via Skype or in person if the client is London based, to finalize any requirements. Orders normally take 6-8 weeks.
CBB: Do you ship to the U.S.?
Yes we ship internationally.
CBB: What’s next for your business?
I’m hoping to launch men’s range in the near future.
For more information on Dionne Gooding visit her site by clicking here.
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