THE COUTURE PROCESS
In order to guarantee the highest quality of our products, Ralph & Russo calls upon the expertise of its designers and craftsmen. Fundamental to the heritage of the brand, Ralph & Russo is devoted to ensuring that the craftsmanship is nurtured and that the skills are not only passed on but also developed and modernised.
Driven by a commitment to creativity and reinvention, true craftsmanship is at the very core of each product. The brand is dedicated to fusing innovative and new techniques with traditional craftsmanship, delivering the finest hands to the modern consumer.
Ralph & Russo’s couture collections are a contemporary reinvention of savoir-faire.
The collections showcased in Paris seasonally, transform renewed interpretations of the female form into timeless silhouettes.
Renowned for housing one of the largest couture ateliers in Europe, Ralph & Russo occupies 30,000 sq ft space within the heart of London. And when it comes to Couture there are no limits – For a collection to come to fruition; hundred couturiers, six hundred hours and countless fittings have been culminated to create the exclusive looks that defines Ralph & Russo.
Ralph & Russo is a company built on serving the individual needs of every client with unrivalled customer experience
1st Appointment - Complimentary
You will meet with a Client Relations specialist for a one-to-one personalised consultation at our by appointment only Bridal Boutique. During the consultation, we will discuss your occasion, what you like and dream about wearing. You can bring photos and colour inspirations, but you’ll be shown our latest images for silhouettes as well as colour palettes with fabrics and exclusive embroideries.
STANDARD SIZE OR PATTERN FIT
Studio 1118 gowns are made in a standard size closet to your personal measurements or a pattern fit is available for those who wish to have a closer fit to their proportions. A skilled consultant will measure you during the Initial Consultation to determine your closet standard size.
DESIGN & SKETCH
After the initial consultation, creative director Tamara Ralph & her team of designers will have a better understanding of your needs and will create a design with a sketch specially for you. Once this design is complete, a second appointment will be booked for you to come forward with the design. During this consultation, you will approve the design, and make any adjustments needed prior to start crafting the unique piece.
2nd Appointment -$50
You will meet with a Client Relations specialist for a one-to-one personalised consultation at our by appointment only Bridal Boutique. During the consultation, we will discuss your occasion, what you like and dream about wearing. You can bring photos and colour inspirations, but you’ll be shown the latest images for silhouettes as well as colour palettes with fabrics and embroideries.
TOILE FITTING – PATTERN CUTTING
After the design is decided and you choose to have a pattern fit, our team of dressmakers create your dress pattern in design and shape, then build sculpt and transform them until the toile silhouette is transformed.
THE FINAL FITTING
3rd or 4th Appointment
The garment being completely hand-crafted, it can take anywhere from 100 to 800 hours to create it and at least 4 full-time tailors and seamstresses using their expertise — from the smallest, microscopic details to the more salient, eye-catching aspects — to bring yours & Tamara’s thoughts onto the piece. Once the piece is perfected, you will be called to come in for the final fitting. Our team of seamstresses will make sure the piece sits properly on your body and fits like a glove.