A consultancy is the first step in ordering bespoke bridalwear from Karolina Laskowska, be that a corset, full gown or lingerie trousseau. Karolina is only able to take on a couple of bridal commissions each year so it is recommended to leave at least 6 months from the purchase of a consultancy to anticipated completed garments.
The consultancy fee is redeemable in full against a bespoke order if it is placed within 3 months of purchasing the consultancy. A bespoke creation removes all the limitations of commercial ready to wear fashion: you can work together with the designer to create the garments of your dreams or put your trust in Karolina to create something totally unique just for you.
As part of your bespoke bridal consultancy, you will have the chance to discuss with Karolina what you would like out of your bespoke lingerie: silhouettes, fabrics, embellishments and more. This can take place via Skype or email at your convenience. Karolina can also design to fit within a particular budget. After placing your order for the consultancy, Karolina will get in touch with you via email within 72 hours to arrange a suitable date and time.
Following this discussion, Karolina will create three design option sketches for you, a selection of digital fabric swatches and final price quotes for each design (valid for 3 months). Although we recommend visiting Karolina’s studio in person for in person fittings (based in Oslo, Norway), we also offer a long distance fitting service or a less costly made to measure service for certain styles.
Bespoke Price Guidelines for 2019
Bespoke prices vary according to fabrics and labour costs of each individual design. As a rough guideline, prices start at:
Underwire bras: 6000kr
Low rise knickers or thongs: 4000kr
High waisted knickers: 4500kr
Tap pants: 6000kr
Lingerie capes: 6000kr
Soft suspender belts: 4000kr
Structured suspender belts: 6000kr
Waspie corsets: 7000kr
Underbust corsets: 10000kr
Overbust corsets: 15000kr
Cupped corsets: 15000kr
Corsetted gowns: 25000kr
Please note that there may be additional charges depending on the complexity of the design and fabrics selected by the customer.
Embellishment options include: hand stitched lace appliqué, hand stitched Swarovski crystals, hand stitched beading, detachable draped beading jewellery (including hand knotted pearls), ostrich feather sprays, hand painted lace, precious metal leaf (including platinum, gold and silver in different shades), hand made silk flowers and much more. Price upon application.
Please allow a minimum of 6 months for the creation of bespoke bridal garments.
Photos show a selection of past bespoke bridal creations. These designs cannot be replicated but are shown to demonstrate some of the potential options.