HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR DESIGN PHILOSOPHY AS A BRIDAL ENTOURAGE DESIGNER?
I would say that fluid draping is the key to my design philosophy. I give my clients a very feminine and modern romantic feel where they are ultimately comfortable in what they are wearing, plus they have the ability to move around while looking effortlessly chic.
WHAT IS THE SIGNATURE FLAIR THAT IMMEDIATELY CHARACTERIZES BRIDAL ENTOURAGE DRESSES DONE BY KRISTEL YULO? CAN THEY BE WORN OUTSIDE THE WEDDING THEY WERE DESIGNED FOR?
My pieces have movement and enough drama detail such as minimal twists and sporadic detailing that makes the bridesmaid want to wear her dress again and again.
CAN YOU TAKE US THROUGH THE PROCESS OF HAVING YOU AS ONE'S BRIDAL ENTOURAGE DESIGNER?
First off, I always meet with my client and sit down with her and understand what she wants. At times, the bride may have many ideas and that's all good and appreciated, but as her designer I need to see where she is going and then I will interpret her dream bridesmaids' dresses into something magical for her and her girlfriends.
I then sketch all my ideas based on her guidance and together we choose the fabric, where to put certain details, etc. It is absolutely necessary that the client is involved in the design and production process.
HOW EARLY BEFORE THE WEDDING DO CLIENTS HAVE TO APPROACH YOU?
Preferably, seven months to one year. Design and execution take some time to perfect so when it's spaced out, there is the ease and comfort of coming up with fluid entourage pieces.
HOW OFTEN DO YOU HAVE TO MEET/TALK TO CLIENTS REGARDING THEIR DESIGNS?
That would depend on how I perceive the bride's personality as well as her theme and motif. I make sure that everyone is ultimately happy so sometimes design sessions can go as little as one to as many as five sessions.
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