January 23, 2017

January 7, 2017

Inspirations; the Grecian drapery of Lawrence Alma Tadema’s maidens languidly posed amongst the ruins of the classical world….

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January 5, 2017

Inspiration; English artist Evelyn de Morgan (1855-1919) was influenced by the Pre-Raphaelite movement, and her depictions of the rose coloured Grecian draperies of Medea and Helen of Troy find an echo in our silk tulle ‘Calliope’ gown and ‘Nephele’ kimono style boudoir robe….

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November 9, 2016

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The ‘Gismonda’ dress, a nod to Prague’s most famous artist of the Art Nouveau, Alfons (Alphonse) Mucha.

Created in a pale gold French lace, this wedding gown was named for the poster that Mucha designed for Sarah Bernhardt’s appearance in the play of the same name….it was his first of many collaborations with the greatest stage actress of the era, and it was this poster’s appearance all over Paris on 1st January 1895 that first bought him to prominence….

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June 28, 2015

At the start of November 2014 JFD was invited over to this beautiful city, the ‘Venice of the North’, as guests of Wedding Magazine (Russia) and the Four Seasons Lion Palace Hotel, to show a selection of bridal and evening looks from the 2014 collection, together with some of the latest 2015 pieces.
What an amazing time we had, all thanks to the St. Petersburg team of supremely talented creatives led by the marvellous Wedding and Event planner, Marina of Wed-Manager.

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