By Stephanie Brownlee
Inspired by layers of darkness and lightness, Brisbane designer, George Wu’s sartorial creations evoke an avant-garde elegance that fuses traditional couture with a modern aesthetic. His latest bridal collection ‘The Light of Eden’ is an ethereal feast of nostalgic silhouettes and exquisite textures.
Known to be a pursuer of perfection with his impeccable attention-to-detail and intricate sewing techniques, George sees the creative process of each gown through from conception to runway. He is involved with designing, pattern cutting, sewing, finishing and fitting, ensuring each bespoke piece is a work of art.
The gowns are handmade in decadent textiles from fine French laces and silks to Japanese trims and Italian embroideries, often sourced from the same mills and suppliers as those used by luxury global fashion houses Chanel and Dolce & Gabbana. As a graduate from Queensland University of Technology’s hallowed Bachelor of Fine Arts Fashion Design course and a holder of an Advanced Diploma in Fashion Design, it is Wu’s technical skill that has garnered him much acclaim since launching his label in 2005.
He is now known for each piece’s impeccable cut, structure and finish. Since the inception of his label, Wu has established himself within the fashion industry, his innovative designs worn by celebrities including Angelina Jolie, Margot Robbie, Jessica Marais, Cat Deeley, Kristy Hinze and Rachael Finch. For brides-to-be dreaming of a George Wu gown, private consultations for custom George Wu Bridal Couture can be made by appointment.