I was born and grew up in South Korea. I was a tiny, timid girl so I loved being alone and spent most of my free time creating paper wardrobes for my paper dolls, and also cutting, drawing and crafting. When I was a teenager, I apprenticed for several fashion companies and I was trained in many essential skills and understanding for different types of garments. At this time, I realized my love and passion in fashion, so I studied Apparel Design at Hanyang Women’s College. Although my true passion was in fashion, I ended up studying English and Literature to get a better job. After finishing the degree, I had several jobs as I planned but in my mind, I always wanted something else. I knew what I wanted so I decided to step into the fashion world especially to create wedding gowns as my long term wish. After getting married, we moved to New Zealand, and I worked for Megs Tayloring, Karen Walker and Anna Schimmel Bridal Designer as a senior dressmaker. While I was working for them, I designed and made wedding gowns for my own clients. I loved the process very much. I know each bride is unique and their desires are different so I always focus on each dress to show their personal beauty on their big day. All of my wedding dress designs are handmade in my design atelier using the most exquisite fabrics from all over the world and intricate details from India. When you try on a gown from Ellie Design Atelier, you will feel that
“everything falls into place”. The cut, the fit, the silhouette and details are all completely unique”.
HOW WE WORK
The Ellie design brand is contemporary with timeless couture gowns and alteration service. Brides-to-be & clients seek her custom fit & quality. Celebrated for her natural ability to express and enhance a client’s best features, Ellie continues to captivate clients and followers alike with her whimsical, magical designs and impeccable craftsmanship. For the woman who desires a dress just as unique as she is, Ellie’s bespoke service offers designer pieces that will last forever. Imported silks, French lace, beaded embellishments and hand-embroidery typify a Ellie’s gowns inspiring a new vision of timeless elegance. To have your wedding dress created by Ellie, she invites you to join every step of the way and embraces the significance of how you would love to feel on your wedding day. For a consultation, you are able to try on the stunning gowns from collection and Ellie devotes herself to listening to your ideas, sharing the exclusive range of fabrics, laces and trims. Even Ellie is willing to help you to find just right fabric and laces according to your budget. After consultation, if you decided to go with Ellie, she will take your measurements which is first step of exciting journey. Your gown is created through an initial calico toile then two to five times additional fittings, which takes shape as it evolves through to the fabric. Adjustments are made along the way as attention to detail insures perfect fit. we offer not only exclusively Designed Custom Made Couture gowns but also high standard alteration services for your gown from all sort of recource. Make an appointment today for a one-on-one free consultation with Ellie to bring to life your unique and one-of-a-kind wedding gown dreams.