Rowanjoy Bridal was started in 2009 after I received several enquiries from brides looking for something different for their wedding dress. This inspired me to design the first dresses in the made to measure collection and from then have continued to add new designs as well as introducing the bespoke dress service to the business. I love designing dresses so being able to design and make a brides wedding dress is both an absolute pleasure and privilege. I work from my studio in central Edinburgh where I do all my design and making work. I also run my fashion label Rowanjoy which I make limited edition and one off ready to wear pieces. See my fashion work here Rowanjoy.co.uk.
I studied fashion at Edinburgh College of Art and started my fashion label reworking vintage clothes. This led to my love of vintage styles ad silhouettes which influences my design work to this day. I am also inspired by the fashion designers Erdem, Valentino and Delpozo and the photography of Tim Walker and Paolo Roversi.