India Archives Pt 1 - Keeping The Artistry Alive
When Shannon first set foot in India, she fell in love with the master local craftsmanship and the intention behind their creations. After spending day after day pouring over the intricate hand-beading process, Bo & Luca’s uncomplicated styling and effortless elegance became apparent to her.
With an unwavering passion for supporting women and keeping ancient Indian crafting techniques alive, Shannon always finds herself returning to the place where the essence of Bo & Luca was born.
The beading of our Amelie Gown in the making.
The final result of tambour being brought to life, featuring our Amelie Gown.
Much like our gowns, the tambour technique used for the unique hand-beaded designs is unconventional. Instead of working with a needle, a specialised hook is used to collect the thread from underneath the fabric which is stretched tight within a wooden frame so as to create a canvas to work on. The tread is pulled through the chosen material and then the hook is taken back down into the fabric, leaving behind a chain stitch on the top, with the beads secured on the other side.
After days of hand-beading, the intricate floral designs begin to form, with the finished one-of-a-kind wedding dress on the horizon.