Designer Gabrielle Spencer takes her inspiration from nature. The Bridehouse showcases a collection of original designs inspired by Gabrielle’s sensitivity to the texture, balance and colour of natural fibres depicted in the rustic beauty of the natural world.
This is reflected in Gabrielle’s selection of high quality fabrics, with meticulous attention to her choice of textile components and texture. Gabrielle offers her brides the enjoyment of wearing luxurious fabrics that also contain natural fibres: beautiful pure silks and cottons, wools and exotic French laces are sourced from the finest of fabric suppliers in France and the United Kingdom.
Gabrielle believes firmly in a woman’s desire for elegance such as that prevalent in the flapper era and throughout the early parts of the 20th century. This is evident in her designs with some silhouettes mimicking styles of those periods. Colours in her garments include shades of ecru, cream, near-white and ivory – a common element of the 1920-30s bridal fashion.
Gabrielle recognises that brides are of all shapes and sizes, and maturity. As well as stand-alone gowns, the clever inclusion of separate bodices, skirts and culottes reveals designs of unique appeal that accordingly, accommodate the wearer with a choice of style and fit combinations. Likewise, Gabrielle offers winter brides a choice of merging style with warmth.
Gabrielle is a graduate of The Academy of Design on the Gold Coast of Queensland (2009). Her debut collection of ensembles in 2011 consisted of an eclectic mix of corporate and snappy casual wear ranging from structured peplum jackets to flowing ankle length dresses. Following their release, she was lucky enough to show her collection at the inaugural FashFest in Canberra, ACT. After a brief break whilst having her two children, Gabrielle has realized her dream with the release of her new label and first bridal collection. Casting aside the traditional ball gown, Gabrielle Spencer designs show individuality, modernism and a novel, refreshing elegance.