alyssa kristin studio tour + interview

What a treat I have for you today! A behind-the-scenes look at the creative process and studio of Alyssa Kristin with a peek at some of her beautiful collection pieces and custom-designed wedding dresses via images by Emilia Jane Photography. It’s a breathtaking look at beauty and creativity.

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What do you do in the studio?

Almost everything is done in my studio. Whether that means writing emails and getting down to the business side of things or designing a new collection, all the different aspects of Alyssa Kristin happen in my studio.

Where do you find inspiration?

Fabric is one of my biggest sources of inspiration. I usually pick out fabrics that are unique and interesting, and pull them into the studio. I’ll play with different draping techniques and see how it falls on a dress form. Sometimes I have an idea of what it will look like – other times it ends up completely different! It’s a very organic process.

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What can we expect from your next collection?

Texture – lots and lots of texture! My next collection, called Feel the Love, is heavily influenced by the fabrics; again, it’s where I source a lot of my inspiration. Lots of sequins, chiffon appliques, strong detailing – it has a very tactile element that amplifies my aesthetic of using soft color palettes.

Why did you go into bridal design?

It happened when I was searching for my own wedding dress. I felt like a lot of gowns were either one of two extremes – ‘plain Jane’ or too over-the-top. I wanted to create a collection that emphasizes the bride herself and plays up her unique personality.

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What does a bride need to consider when selecting a dress?

The most important thing is your vision for the day – and to remember that the venue sets the tone. A clear vision helps everything falls into place: venue, color palette, styling. The dress is an important piece of the puzzle that completes a gorgeous cohesive picture.

What’s your favorite part of the design process?

When it’s all done! I always have yards of fabric lying around, sketches, ideas – seeing a bride try something on that’s a finished product of all this organized chaos, that’s the best.

What’s your favorite dress ever designed?

The Alessandra…but I am a little biased. I designed the gown for my big day and the process lead to the start of Alyssa Kristin!

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Check out Alyssa Kristin’s entire collection here // Photography: Emilia Jane Photography // Hair & Makeup: Jillian Doherty.

 

About Sara Burnett

Editor of Burnett's Boards, which she founded to showcase global creativity in the wedding industry. Sara currently lives out of a suitcase while island hopping the Caribbean and beyond. Learn More // Follow on Instagram.

Comments

  1. Gorgeous pieces. I love that her inspiration comes from fabric.

  2. artfullywed says:

    What a beautiful studio!

  3. Alex Memmen says:

    Beautiful topic and beautiful shoot. I love the way the studio complements the dresses. Gorgeous!

  4. Yes gorgeous!

  5. Gorgeous pieces indeed!

  6. The first dress (with the collar) is so sexy!

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