The Marina Semone bridal collection was born from a love of craftsmanship, textile traditions, and luxurious fabrics. Each dress features unique heirloom quality details inspired by the vintage romance of days gone by. The combination of couture-like, hand crafted textiles and soft, luxurious silks create the signature effortless glamour of the collection.
Each embellished gown starts out as a hand drawn textile design which is then transformed into embroidered fabrics by skilled artisans at an Atelier in India. Each bead and embroidery thread is sewn by hand in the ancient tambour beading tradition. Intricate silk and metallic thread work, crystals, sequins, faux pearls, and silk floral appliques are combined with flowing silk chiffons and English tulles to create an aesthetic that is simultaneously light, airy, and glamorous. After being sewn, the embroidery is again reapplied at the seams, to make sure there are no breaks in the pattern. Back in NY, each gown is inspected for perfection and finishing touches are added.
Marina, owner and creative director, studied fashion design at Parsons School of Design and worked in the NY fashion industry for almost ten years before embarking on her own venture. Designing a bridal collection was never a thought before her own wedding made her consider how her love of craftsmanship and effortless style can be combined into a wedding gown. Marina's love of textile design led her to create a bridal collection where each gown is customized with unique hand embroidered patterns, starting out as a hand drawing in Marina's sketchbook and evolving from there.
The Marina Semone studio is based in Brooklyn, NY, a place that inspires us to design for modern brides that are driven by their own unique style and seek neither the traditional nor trendy.