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A Passion for Dresses

Bridal, evening and prom wear designer Sheryl Gu was born in 70’s China. Back then, fashion was a luxury or even shameful object. There were only 3 main colours for clothing: grey, navy and military green. It was considered embarrasing to show off your fashion taste and style. Until late 80’s, people started to be more open-minded and appreciated pretty things influenced from the West. She was one of those teenagers who loved the western fashion and design. Buying a Vogue magazine would cost  a third of her monthly expense, but she was religiously  buying it every month since she was a high school girl. Since she learnt to sew and knit, she couldn’t stop making things once she had an idea in her mind. The joy of making pretty things took her to a new level when she decided to make my own wedding dress 11 years ago. Since then, her dressmaking career began.

Her studio was first set in Manchester, she has met so many lovely brides and made  so many beautiful bespoke frocks – from simple bias cut silk crepe empire line evening dress, to bold black lace full circle gown, from initial pattern making to the final finishing touch, she loves what she’s doing and enjoys creating beautiful dresses for her lovely brides’ wedding.

Her new studio is based in Chester, west Cheshire. This beautiful historical town brings her lots of inspiration - the Roman wall, the Tudou architecture, the leafy colourful countryside.Her new designs are referred to traditional art and craftsmanship, combing fine lace, beading work with modern fabric draping.  The brides would appear classic and timeless with a modern twist.