HOUSE OF LATIBEAU - Responsible Bridalwear

An ethical and sustainable alternative to traditional bridalwear. Follow the journey of Latibeau as we prepare to launch.

Wednesday, 28 April 2010

Blast from the Past

Before I launched Latibeau Ltd which commenced in 2009, I have been commissioned to make various wedding dresses, bridesmaid dresses, evening wear and traditional clothing for various African and also Asian clients since 2004.

Here are a few snapshots of previous bridalwear I have made for clients.

VV Brown and M&S campaign

I just love this picture and think VV looks stunning.

I wil definitely be adding lace within my 2011 collection.
Already decided it is called the 'Decades' collection and excitedly getting researching and sketching!

Watch this space!

'House of Latibeau'

Newspaper wedding!

I love this students work.

based at the London College of Fashion it kind of has an ethical bridal and evening feel to it!

Positive use of newspaper and witty shoot too!

(All photos and designs - Jack Hoe -

Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Focus group

Are you a recently married woman or planning your wedding?

I am preparing to relaunch House of Latibeau and I am seeking women of both categories to be part of a focus group in May 2010.

If this is you and you have 45mins to share your thoughts on this topic please contact me!

many thanks!

Wedding companies

The Vintage Wedding List is an interesting site for gifts to buy a couple for their wedding.
they note on their site that 'The Vintage Wedding List is unlike other wedd­ing list companies in that we buy all of our products and hold them in stock. Once an item has been added to a wedding list, it is reserved for the couple for the duration of their list, and if it isn't purchased it goes back into stock.'

its an interesting concept!

Grace Kelly: Style Icon

As I design and research for the 2011 House of Latibeau collection I am planning a trip to th V&A for the exhibition called Grace Kelly: Style Icon.

Such a stunning woman and with such 'grace' in her walk...her name was very fitting.

This is inspiring the theme of the next range so keep an eye out for developments.

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Its still coming in...PRESSing on!

See this link from Carib Commx they say"Latibeau who displayed a wide range of ethically made silk dresses,"

and then there is 
africa news

who mentioned "Latibeau who displayed a wide range of ethically made silk dresses."

More press...mahogany show

See pics and comments from this link

They note
"Other designers included Latibeau's classic and modestly simple dresses with cute bows." and also
"Jessica Ebhomenye, 20 modelled for Latibeau and B'Divine Bridal wear. The second year Law student at Exeter and signed to Mahogany agency was sent to the finals in Gambia for the top Model of Colour competition last year. She said about the show: 'Today I've seen a fantastic and creative play on material. I'm impressed."

Wednesday, 14 April 2010

Recent bridal creation

Here is the latest wedding i have done.

Duchess satin dress with pleated detail, tulle underskirt and straps with diamonte detailing. Boned corseted inner bodice with assymetric pleated front and pearl bead detail. Double zip finish to back as fastening with pearl buttons.

What a beauty and what a happy bride!

Congratulations Abigail and Kunle!

Monday, 12 April 2010

More press

Also the wedding we made the bridalwear for on the weekend produced more business for Latibeau. Things are on the up and I see The House of Latibeau getting busy over the coming years.

So get those orders in!

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Wedding this saturday

I have completed a bridal order for a client for her wedding dress and bridesmaid dresses for the wedding this saturday.

Pics to post up at the brides consent after saturday.