About Delphine

Meet The Designer

Photo of Delphine doing up Ellies dress

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I was born and brought up on the idyllic island of Mauritius.  Towards the end of my schooling I developed a burgeoning  interest in Couture. This led me to enrol in the International  Vocational Training Board for a course in pattern cutting and dressmaking, which I successfully completed.

My relevant qualifications also include courses in industrial sewing and gentlemen’s tailoring. I then completed Two years  of private tuition with a qualified International Vocational Training Board instructor which gave me an excellent  technical grounding in garment construction. exclamation-grey-closing

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My love of couture led me to Paris, renowned as a centre for the craft, where I underwent an apprenticeship at Les Ateleiers du Costume, with a particular focus on period costume.  A passion for bridal wear since an early age motivated me to take a prestigious opportunity working at Reves Nuptial specialising in bridal wear, and I was privileged to contribute to their bridal collection in 1996.

I returned to Mauritius to start what became a successful independent business in Bridal Couture, and began trading as 'Delphine Couture', thus fulfilling my childhood ambitions to work in bridal couture. Since 2002 I have lived in the South East of England, where I continue to run 'Delphine Couture' from my independent worskhop specialising in bespoke bridal gowns.  I cater for all aspects of couture for a wide range of private clients. 

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Delphine altering a bridal dress

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Alongside my independent business and private clients, I am an in-house designer for The Secret Dress House in Reigate.

I have also worked for The Bridal Boutique in Burgess-Hill (previously the House of Charles and Diana) and Utopia Bride in Godstone.

More recently in 2014 I have worked on the first Haute Couture collection for Ralph & Russo in London featuring at Paris fashion week and dress making for Samuel Dougal, designer to Amanda Holden.

I always finds it a satisfying privilege to be involved in what I feel to be one of the most important days in a woman’s life. Please feel free to browse through my portfolio to see my work. exclamation-grey-closing


Bespoke dresses created


Dress Alterations


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