Every gown is designed specifically for each bride. Every gown is passionately handcrafted and signed by the artist. All are constructed from the finest natural fabrics, laces and trims. Consider a sustainable gown made from organic cotton sateen grown in the Texas Panhandle, or from Peace or vegetarian silk produced on small farms in India.
Kari Perkins is an award winning costume designer with over 25 years of professional design experience. She began sewing her own clothes at the age of twelve, creating her own distinctive 70's wardrobe. Since that time, Kari has designed costumes for over 15 feature films and numerous theatre and dance productions presented throughout the U.S. and abroad. Winona Ryder, Keanu Reeves, Matthew McConaghey, Renee Zellweger, Bruce Willis, Rose McGowan, Robert Downey Jr., Patricia Arquette, Parker Posey and Ethan Hawke have all worn her costume designs
Kari discovered a natural talent for her work after many years of costuming for film, theater and dance. The unique challenges presented by each production created a perfect platform for her transition into gown design and construction.
Kari exclusively handcrafts each gown with meticulous precision. "I love making gowns! Watching each gown unfold through the creative process is always an amazing experience. This is my art."
Please visit Kari's article in the May 2008 edition of Southern Living Magazine.