After spending time in the beautiful city of Paris studying the wondrous techniques in Couture and Tailoring, Begitta then went to the next level to study Bridal Couture and Haute Couture Embroidery at the illustrious and infamous Central Saint Martins College of Arts.
With such an amazing reputation for turning out some of the worlds greatest designers of yesterday and today such as Stella McCartney, John Galliano, Hussein Chalayan and the late Alexander McQueen.. Just to name a few, this amazing establishment was the perfect place to finalise her studies and journey for new techniques, knowledge and inspiration.
Begitta’s work in creative couture for bridal was practiced on a handmade ½ scale mannequin. An approach that is used by designers such as Vionnet, Vivien Westwood and John Galliano. Where the garment is first constructed in half scale and trailed using the same draping as the final “full sized” gown, this creates the same effect but uses half the fabric and is a fabulous way to trial a new style or texture.
So many techniques and tips learnt from some of the industries most amazing power players has been unbelievably beneficial in the training of not only techniques in design but also in pattern making, draping, hand embellishments and the ability to create a beautiful couture garment from start to finish with perfect technique.
I can not explain how appreciative I am to my entire family and all my beautiful friends who have constantly supported me on my journey to better myself as a designer. But also to the amazing people I have learnt from throughout my studies abroad, from the couturiers of Madame Grès, the tailors of YSL, the milliner of Gaultier and the amazing tutors of Saint Martins College. It has been such an inspiration to learn and to hear the stories that you have shared, an astonishing adventure and a once in a lifetime opportunity to discover so many new things and so much more in inspiration, passion and addiction for what I love. Thankyou to all that have supported me throughout my journey, I couldn’t have done it without you.