Born in Yorkshire, Carol Barbe was already designing and making clothes in her early teens.
Going on to study fashion and design, she passed her course with distinction and has been designing ever since. Since 1986, she has specialised in designing and making bridal wear and evening wear. Her designs for the Cheshire school proms have become as popular as her bespoke bridal gowns.
During the 1990s Carol sold collections of her gowns to bridal stores all over the U.K. and also took her designs to America, but has now gone back to basics, preferring to work alone on ‘one off’ original creations for her clients.
Carol specialises in designing beautiful original bridal gowns. She works closely with the bride from their first meeting, beginning with sketches and fabric samples. She always listens to the brides’ requirements and specifications. Carol can design bridesmaid’s dresses to compliment the bridal gown and also to the individuality of the bridesmaid. Carol has regular customers for her stunning evening wear, such as a high profile opera singer and a number of clients in the entertainment industry. For any special event, Carol can create something beautiful or lavish, understated or flamboyant.
Carol is based in Cheshire, but is available to clients all over the UK. Please feel free to contact her via phone or e-mail to organise an initial consultation and to discuss your ideas!