Inspiration for the Eira collection is taken from living things; plants, animals and nature.
“I wanted to encapsulate the serenity of the sea and coastal environment. I love looking out over the horizon and wished to reflect this ethereal inspiration.”
Inspiration is also drawn from medieval Couture, alternative and bohemian charm. Researching and looking back through decades of bridal history is key to developing fresh new ideas for the designer. Influences include the ‘medieval mode’, Avant-Garde, Molyneux 1940’s from ‘something borrowed’ and illustrations by Jeanne Lanvin.
This collection offers something that is exclusively original with beautifully intricate fabrics. Soft drapes and flowing movements that contrast the tailored fit of corseted bodices for a seductive fit. The collection has also been heavily influenced from the designer’s trip to Barcelona.
“I adore Spanish influences and this is how I came about naming each dress.”
The production of the Eira Collection gowns have been inspired and designed over many months of research and the preparation for the pattern cutting process for each gown is extremely precise. All of the gowns are hand made either by the designer herself or by couturiers specializing in Haute Couture production and accuracy in tailoring and corsetry working for the Amy Mair Couture label. The gowns are all made in Wales and are made to order for a unique service.
Please note that the gowns are made to order however there may be additional charges for extra design features and alteration charges. We assure every bride that they will leave our premises with the perfect fitting gown.
Azura, a Spanish name for blue sky is a beautiful silk floral jacquard, an empire shaped gown with beautiful gathered and pleated shaped bust, accentuating a waist from the diamante crystals circulating the pleated silk. The diamante crystals also decorate the delicate straps. Azura has a hand embroidered motif at the centre bust, this piece features 4 large diamante crystals, tubular beads, delicate filigree wire, sequins and beads. There are loops of ribbon throughout also. The gown is elegantly fastened with hand sewn buttons and loops down the centre back.
Catalina is a classic gown, it features a scoop neck decorated with silk woven and hand sewn beaded lace. The scalloped delicate edging compliments the curved shape, and is also scalloped at the lower bodice. The bodice is corseted to fit and emphasizes a shapely form. The skirt is a full circular organza with intricate pleats at the front and back with an ever so subtle graduating train. The gown is fastened with a set of hand sewn buttons at the centre back.
Catalina, With Appliqué Straps
The Appliqué is an extremely delicate piece and is shaped to mirror the curved bodice neckline. The lace is silk woven and hand beaded, with extra pieces of beaded lace embroidered motifs hand sewn individually onto the structure of the appliqué. The appliqué is fastened with flat buttons to the front and back bodice with a hand woven plaited thread loop to attach securely.
The Veil featured in the Catalina styled shoot can be made and designed to order. This veil is a bespoke piece.
Dalia is a truly unique gown, it features two parts, a semi structured silk satin straight shaped gown, tailored to fit around the bust and waist and a plunging sweetheart neckline. The tulle embroidered overlay is an intricately designed piece, designed in sections of texture and 3D appliqué. It is a design collage which begins from the mirrored appliqué from the boat neck shape. The design in hand sewn beading and chiffon motifs is curved and narrowed down to the waist detail. The back embroidery is also mirrored. It features a design collage reflected in embroidered, beaded and patterned 3D fabrics.
The waist band is a selection of crystal trim, ivory pearls with opaque tubular and opaque sequins. This beautiful product is made out of ivory pearls with opaque, tubular beads and opaque sequins, and has alternating floral motifs in ivory and teardrop pearls on a tulle base. The design detail at the front skirt is hugely creative but delicate and subtle. The silk chiffon starts from the front narrow hip to form an encasing of the collage design and to create a free flowing train, owning its own movement.
Ilana is a fishtail gown with a soft French lace overlay on satin. The French lace is extremely delicate and is 100% pure silk The lace neck detail gives the illusion that the lace stands on its own however there is a soft tulle continuing the line into a narrow neckline. The tulle then opens out onto a triangular strap at the back and also reflects the French lace that is on the front bodice. Ilana is decorated at the underbust with diamante crystals in a series reflecting leafs, this trim continues all the way around the underbust and meets the fastening button back.
The classic fishtail shape creates a beautiful silhouette with a largely curved train emphasising the curves from the waist to hips. The lower dress where the French lace meets the silk tulle is finished beautifully with a scalloped edging. The tulle has a lovely light movement.