KD styled up for summer

Fashion, Studio Loves



Hair by Lindsey Henderson

Our previous KD street style girl Georgia has now shown us how to keep cool this summer and still look fabulous wearing the KD Moloka skirt teamed with the grey jersey t-shirt and also styling the white KD Trea dress. Georgia accessorises with Miu Miu sunglasses and duck egg blue Balenciaga bracelet, keeping it simple and chic for the hot weather. Hair stylist Lindsey Henderson creates that easy and edgy take on plaits with a side scooped fishtail; we love this look at the KD studio!

edit-KD Moloka skirt and grey jersey t-shirt



-KD Trea Dress


Line Up Designs at KD!


It’s getting all creative in the studio, the KD intern designers have been working on the latest key trends for RTW (ready-to-wear) A/W ’14 and Bridesmaid S/S ’15. The KD team have approached this line-up by developing inspiration boards, draping on the mannequin, gathering swatches or research on trend forecasting websites.

For next season we have identified the upcoming trends and have featured these details into the key products such as: coats and jackets, suits, dresses, intimates and separates. So if you want to be fashionable next season, trust us to get you there!


RTW AW ’14

What to expect:

  • Droats (Combination of coats and dresses)
  • 60’s inspired shapes and silhouettes
  • Tailored and structured clean cuts
  • Knotting and draping techniques

LP 8         LP 3



Colour schemes for Intimates/loungewear A/W ’14: LP 4


  • Pastels Tones


  • Jewel Tones


  • Bright Tones






Bridesmaid SS ’15 

In preparation of the trade show in September for the upcoming SS’15 Bridesmaid collection, we have also designed dresses appropriate for special occasions for you to enjoy!


LP 9Features included in BM ’15 :

  • Thin shoulder straps
  • Pencil skirts
  • Fishtail hems
  • Peplums
  • A-line skirts


Colour schemes BM ’15:

  • Green Tones
  • Yellow Tones
  • Pink Tones



At the studio we are excited to start these projects and starting to develop the collections from paper and pen to fabric and needle. Visually from these illustrations from the KD interns, you will soon be able to preview them through our website. We will keep you posted throughout our collection process, stay in touch!

I spy a KD bespoke bride!


Leigh Garster bride

“Can’t even describe how amazing I felt in this today….thank you so much!!!”

Here is a snapshot from our KD Bespoke Bride, Leigh’s wedding day in Italy. Don’t you just love it when the bride emails you a picture on the day of the wedding? We almost feel like we were there with her.

Leigh’s bespoke story along with more of her pictures will be online in the next week, so pop back to the blog to read about her dream day.

Have a lovely weekend!

Claire Bassnett’s Bespoke Bridesmaids

KIRSTY DOYLE Bespoke Bridesmaids





Claire was a bride to be who knew exactly what she wanted, she had a clear design idea and colour scheme as soon as we met at the beginning of 2013. We decided to meet again with the bridesmaids closer to the wedding date of June 2014. When we met we choose the fabrics and exact lavender shade to match her flowers and decorations.

One of Claire’s bridesmaids flew in from Barcelona especially for her fitting, so this was an international affair! Each bridesmaid had their gowns fitted perfectly to them and we discussed all of the details including the hand pleated organza knots that took the dresses from special to ultra-special. Each hand twisted knot was hand made and sewn onto the dresses to keep them in their place throughout the day.

We love these final shots from Claire’s wedding day as they capture the personality of the bride and her bridesmaids, they look like they had the party that Claire promised it would be!

Photography credits:

Studio 900 Photography

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Stephanie’s Bespoke Bridal Gown.





We love seeing pictures of our KD Bespoke Brides, as wedding season is officially in full swing we are getting the official photographs coming in every day.

Stephanie’s bridal gown story began with an initial consultation in March 2013, Stephanie talked through her dream dress ideas with me. The gown ideas were to be ethereal, dream like and very delicate. We designed the gown with Stephanie’s ideas in mind and used the finest silk chiffon and hand cut lace on a fitted bodice. A bespoke wedding gown can take anything from 12 -20 fittings, what the bride-to-be has to take into account is the design time that goes into each and every detail. At each fitting we can offer new ideas to make the gown even more unique and special to the bride.

Essentially we build the dress from a cotton toile dress, cut a unique pattern and discuss every part of the gown from the hem finish to the fastenings.

You can plan every part of the gown, the wedding ceremony and the style of the day, but what you can’t plan is the weather. When I delivered the dress to Stephanie, she opened the door with one word ” hailstones” . We kept our fingers crossed that she might have been wrong, but on the day of the wedding the weather wasn’t exactly cracking the flags!

In my mind I was panicking as I knew Stephanie’s venue had some stunning outside areas for photographs and her delicate chiffon train might not make it through the day if there were puddles a plenty. But as you can see from these stunning photographs, courtesy of Camilla at Ila Photography, not all is lost if you don’t get the desired weather.

“No miracle… Stephanie was extremely cautious with the dress!!! She may have lost the shoes but the dress was pretty much intact! She was so careful with it!” – Camilla.

I loved this dress, the design process and dressing Stephanie on her wedding day. I hope you love the pictures and the little story.

Photography credits:

storytelling photography



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