Regardless of your preference it’s undeniable that the the wedding veil is a fashion piece that transcends time. It’s that extra touch to a bride’s look that not only adds to the romance of the day’s events, but perfectly ties the ensemble together. Daphne Newman is a master in the world of couture veils. Newman was born in Vancouver, Canada yet her craft exceeds the North American boarder having spent her life devoted to a world of couture design, fabrics and lace. Well-versed in the history of European fabrics and techniques, Newman’s work is inspired by the classic romance of the Old World and a love for design. From Paris to Rome, each piece in Newman’s bespoke wedding veil and luxury robe collection has its own story to share.
Start to finish, the creation of a Daphne Newman veil involves upwards of 30 hours to hand-detail, cut and sew. All materials are handpicked in Europe by Newman herself, as she wanders the Silk Road, tracing the ancient footwork before her, in search of the most elegant and delicate materials for her work. She then carefully trims and hand sews each piece at her studio. The same attention to detail goes into Newman’s Ready to Wear Robes. Her commitment to Old World technique, and her overwhelming love for couture fabric is the driving force behind her designs.
Dauphine got an exclusive look at this season’s DAPHNE NEWMAN pieces and are sharing them with you.
Photographer: Marques Jackson