Sassi Holford launches ready-to-wear collection
Sassi Holford, known as one of Britain’s most established bridal and
eveningwear dress designers, has launched her first ready-to-wear
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Recognised for her couture bridal designs and red-carpet creations,
Holford, has been named British Bridalwear Designer of the Year three
times, and has decided after 40 years to expand into ready-to-wear
following requests from her brides and their mothers wanting “beautifully
cut, ageless pieces”.
Designed at Holford’s Somerset atelier and made in the UK, the
ready-to-wear is being described as an “organic addition to her brand”, and
features transeasonal dresses, tailoring and separates, with every piece in
the collection designed to create a workable wardrobe.
Featuring soft to statement silhouettes, the ready-to-wear collection
encompasses the foundations of Holford’s self-taught, award-winning pattern
cutting, and includes dresses that are belted and slip style, as well as
pleated skirts designed in foil georgette and devoré silk.
Tailoring is also highlighted in the debut collection with structured
matching tapered tuxedo trousers, a colour-matched skirt and palazzo
trousers in Italian crepe.
To ensure a workable wardrobe there are also a host of tops available in
the debut collection including strappy silk camisoles and blouses, delicate
lace tops and cotton shirting.
The collection will be available via made-to-order in keeping with
Holford’s sustainable initiatives from the brand’s website and her Chelsea
store, using fabrics that are ethically sourced and the packaging will be
Commenting on her debut ready-to-wear collection, Holford said in a
statement: “I was inspired by the confidence I see my evening and couture
bridal dresses give to women. I have realised my vision of launching
ready-to-wear, every piece is ageless with details that define a woman’s
The Sassi Holford ready-to-wear collection ranges in price from 225 to
Images: courtesy of Sassi Holford