If Alice were to ever decide to get married, and wanted to find the perfect wedding dress, then Stewart Parvin would be the first boutique she would see when looking into the looking glass. Upon entering the boutique on Motcomb Street in Knightsbridge, it is not difficult to see why Stewart received The Royal Warrant of Appointment to Her Majesty the Queen in recognition of his work in 2007. The bridal collection is simply breathtaking to say the least. Further enhanced, by a very personalised service from a dedicated team, these dresses are truly the stuff of fairy tales.
There is a style to suit every woman, regardless of age or body shape, and better yet, each style can be tailored to fit any woman. If you want to accentuate your curves, then A Star is Born is the perfect choice. To show off your waist, then Pretty As A Picture or North by Northwest are great dresses. Or if like me, you are a fan of the infamous 1950’s silhouette, then My Funny Valentine captures this era perfectly. My personal favourite is Strangers in the Night, a luscious lace gown that is beautifully beaded, and teamed with a gorgeous bolero jacket. This dress is both flattering to the body and exceedingly elegant. It would be difficult to find a woman, who wouldn’t look great in such an enchanting creation.
Not only are the team a delight (especially Jean Barrett, who immediately puts you at your ease), but the man himself is also very delightful and friendly. I had the pleasure of meeting Stewart at the re-launch of the UK branch of the FGI, which he was kind enough to host. An evening in wonderful company, whilst surrounded by beautiful clothes. What more could a fashion stylist ask for?
Having seen a sneak preview of their Spring/Summer ready to wear collection, I can tell you that there is a great deal of colour and the unmistakable elegance that is sewn into the very fabric of every piece of Parvin’s work. Put simply, it is…Perfectly Parvin.
Top image: North By Northwest, Middle Image: My Funny Valentine, Bottom Image: Strangers in the Night