Paul Milana, brings together a unique talent for creating truly individual handcrafted bridal and evening wear
Based in the fashionable area of the Brighton lanes, Paul’s reputation is spreading throughout the UK. He now invites you to to view this seasons collection.
Paul also worked closely with designers in the film industry reproducing period costumes for television and cinema.
In 1995, Paul transferred to England, where after a well deserve sojourn he began crafting his own bridal creations using all of the skills he has acquired over the years.
His best experience was to be able to work alongside the ancient seamstresses of Rome where attention to detail is of most importance.
Paul creates one of a kind, handcrafted bespoke gowns for the contemporary woman.
Working with beautiful silks, he embroiders with feathers, pearls, precious stones (jade, garnets, amber, topaz, whatever he can get his hands On), sterling silver and gold to create gowns fit for a queen.
His inspiration comes from the Hollywood eras of the 20’s, 30’s, 40’s and 50’s Where he works his magic and produces cuts of absolute perfection.
Beginning with the consultation, Paul will work with the bride to find a design that suits both the occasion and the person.
Whether you have your own distinct ideas or need a little guidance, Paul will talk you through this process. Including choosing fabrics, feathers, and beads for the decoration on the dress.
Once Paul has a feel for what is needed, your measurements will be taken. It is also important that you have your shoes for this day as well.
Paul is unusual in that he offers six fittings (3 are more common). They are broken down into the following: four Cotton Fittings and two Fabric Fittings. The last being the collection, served with chilled champagne, compliments of Paul Milana.
Work on dresses is begun 11 weeks prior and are completed for 5 weeks before the wedding date. Due to the demand for Paul services, any dresses are normally required to be booked 6-8 months in advance.
Gowns comprise of dress, lipstick bag, and garter belt all to match. Prices for gowns begin at £750. Payment is made in three parts.
The first third of the total payment is made when booking. The second third is made during the third fitting and the last payment is made on collection day. Paul will accept cheque or cash, cash being the proffered method for collection. Credit cards are unfortunately not accepted.