The story of our gowns is one of art and beauty, artisan skill and ancient craftsmanship steeped in the magical world of couture. Influenced by an undying affinity with the romance of bohemia, our signature slow luxury aesthetic is grounded in ancient artisan techniques, uncomplicated styling and easy elegance.
Designed and hand cut by designer Shannon Pittman and her team, our couture gowns are hand beaded in our quiet Atelier in India. Using the ancient Indian art of Tambour, each bead is carefully hand-sewn onto the finest silk by local master craftsmen and women over a three to six month process. Tambour Beading was first introduced to the Western world in 18th century France, where it was named after the french word for drum. Its origins, some believe, are from Gujarat, India, where it was recognised as early as the 16th century as a technique used for beading luxurious designs onto fine fabrics.
Lovingly hand-dyed in loose-leaf White Tea, our gowns celebrate a feminine and carefree romanticism with delicate hand beading and embroidery using the ancient Indian art of Tambour. We strive to encourage handmade creations and work to honour and protect the craft of Tambour in every collection. We incorporate this age-old technique into each design as it produces finer, more intricate work than machine beading, which is a favoured method in garment manufacturing today.