Eliza is a ladies tailor and couturier who designs and manufactures tailored separates together with wedding and occasion wear, and in 2011 designed and made her own wedding dress.
Models for Malawi: Fashion Show
After four weeks of frantic sewing in the studio, what started out as “I’ll design a couple of dresses” turned into designing and manufacturing five evening dresses, two gents shirt and waistcoats, especially for the Models for Malawi fashion show at Ashville College!
I saw this as an opportunity to make use of surplus, or remnant fabric, I had in the Fabric Mountain, now located under the stairs! From 30cm of remnant beaded tulle, to half a metre of heavyweight lace, each remnant created a completely unique dress.
The results are below…
Eliza Wyke was only a small part of the evening – with Catherine Smith Vintage showing a wide range of looks – sportswear, prom and evening. Hats for the models were supplied By Betty Bespoke Headwear, to create a truly splendid evening. The 6th formers raised more than £1,900 on the evening alone, with a follow up sale of pre-loved prom dress ongoing. Eliza Wyke was proud to be a part of this splendid evening.