10 Questions with Bridal Designer Sébastien Luke
1) Tell us a little about yourself, when did you start your fashion career?
I started my fashion career as a Womenswear Designer for Dickson Group and Harvey Nichols in Hong Kong.
2) Who did you work for before you went out on your own?
Prior to launching my own brand in 2016, I was a Knitwear and Womenswear Designer for private labels.
3) Where did you get your fashion training?
I received my fashion training from Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles.
4) What awards did you win?
I was awarded Designer of Year and The Best Evening Wear Excellence for my graduation collection at Otis.
5) Where are you based?
My design studio is based in Los Angeles.
6) What is the overall vision of your collection?
I design for the modern brides who are looking for a timeless yet unconventional look. I truly believe today’s bride shall choose a wedding look that reflects her unique personal style. That is why at Sébastien Luke, we offer today’s bride a timeless collection of modern bridal silhouettes with couture aesthetics and quality craftsmanship.
7) What particular look are you known for?
Modern twist on timeless silhouettes.
We offer practical and sensible solution for a bride who wants a ceremonial gown that she can rock at the after-party. We offer our brides multiple looks with one design using detachable accessories. For example, our signature jumpsuits are made wedding-ready with a ruffled train or hooded tulle veil.
We want our brides to be proud of the Sébastien Luke gown she wore at her wedding day some twenty or thirty years later, when they look back at their wedding photos.
8) What fabrics do you like to work in?
We are constantly searching for interesting and quality fabrics. At the moment, we work a lot with luxurious Italian silks such as Mikado, Magnolia and Faille. We also work with delicate laces, novelty fabrics and trims.
9) What are the price points?
The collection ranges from USD $3,000 to $8,000.
10) Where is your Collection sold?
Currently, we are selling to a few independent bridal salons and fine boutiques in China, Japan, and Europe. We look forward to partnering with additional retailers in the near future.