Luxury bespoke tailoring: Michaela Frankova promises elegance & sophistication
Fashion expert Jake Daniels takes a look at Michaela Frankova, a London based fashion designer specialising in luxury bespoke evening wear for women.
Elegance and sophistication are only a few of the key words that best describe Michaela Frankova’s couture pieces. After gaining her valuable skills at the famous London College of Fashion, Michaela decided to follow her passion and natural talent for luxury dresses and established her fashion studio in London. With design focus on craftsmanship and aesthetics in eveningwear, she offers custom tailored cocktail dresses and bespoke bridal services.
Aiming to fulfill the specific client needs, the brand specializes in creating personalized luxury pieces, and recently launched exclusive rental service allowing customers to reserve a dress for particular events, enabling clients to fully experience the unique Michaela Frankova gowns.
Michaela has an affinity for combining effortless drama with sleek lines and exquisite details. Her work is a graceful statement, providing women with an easy- to- wear couture gowns to express their femininity and sophisticated style.
All made in the UK, her made-to-measure designs consist of hand- made embroidery created by top embroidery artisans, combining some of the finest French lace with softest Italian feathers in some of the latest pieces.
A major inspiration in Michaela’s work plays her Slavic heritage especially when it comes to color palettes and embroidery details. The traditional Slavic clothing is very rich in colour and details; embroidery is often used in combination with distinctive floral motives. These ornaments are adopted and transformed onto silk and lace to create sensuous fashion pieces. Colors such as red, black and blue are mainly used in combination with silver or gold details. Michaela is constantly researching the latest textile trends in the look for the highest quality of textile design for her clients.
Michaela Frankova bespoke services are tailored towards the affluent ladies who are embracing a glamorous lifestyle and know exactly what they want. The majority of her customers attend gala events or exclusive cocktail parties and need something that is unique and demonstrate their sense of style. Michaela believes that every woman has the right to wear a bespoke dress that emphasises her beauty. Therefore, the designer decided to launch rental service that allows for customers, who are unable to create a personal ball gown, to rent a gown for a period of 3-7 days.
Charity and social responsibility is something Michaela Frankova has a great sympathy for and truly engages with. The designer believes fashion can be a powerful tool in conveying a social message and facing different aspects of different community problems. Last year, Michaela Frankova was part of British Red Cross’ ‘Good Look Fashion Show’, and her most recent partnership was formed with The Fashion and Textiles Children’s Trust. Michaela also believes in the ethic of fashion production, working in collaboration with local embroidery artists and European manufacturers, anticipating that the beauty of a dress is built in the process of making it.
The exclusivity in her creations is founded on the care and highest quality control whilst designing it, where sometimes production can last up to three weeks for a ball gown. Michaela supports the famous Hubert de Givenchy statement that a ‘dress must follow the body of a woman, not the body following the shape of the dress’, and with this in mind her creations become a piece of empowerment and strong personal style.