The English Dept. is excited to partner with Claire Pettibone to bring the Couture collection to Oregon. The Claire Pettibone couture bridal collection embodies the designer’s pioneering vision of effortless style and luxurious detailing, infused with an enchanted spirit. The self-described true romantic brings her deeply feminine sensibility and unique artistry to a collection of ethereal, bohemian, and vintage inspired wedding gowns. What begins as a spark of the imagination, is then sketched and designed by Claire herself, translated into amazingly intricate fabrics, and finally, each dress is hand-crafted in our Los Angeles atelier. Every detail is thoughtfully considered and carefully placed, resulting in a wedding gown that somehow captures the essence, and the intangible beauty, of our bride.
IVY & ASTER LOVES FLOWING FABRICS, HEIRLOOM LACES AND VINTAGE-INSPIRED FINISHES, BASICALLY ANYTHING THAT IS ONE PART SWEET AND ONE PART SASS. DELICATE SILK FABRICS ARE FASHIONED INTO MODERN, REFINED SILHOUETTES TO CREATE THE PERFECT MIX OF ETHEREAL AND WEARABLE.
This label emits a heavy nostalgia for romance and days gone by, yet still rings all things sexy and unique. Re-working back through fashion history, Claire La Faye cuts old Hollywood glamour with a modern day silhouette… luxury with an edge, and gives a more creative, whimsical, and non-traditional approach to modern day brides.
This trunk show will be visiting for two consecutive weekends!
A juxtaposition of old design inspiration executed using modern techniques underlies the brand’s handwriting. Soft and delicate in fabric and detail yet clean and unfussy lines, slim silhouettes and a truly modern interpretation of the wedding dress, Sarah Janks dresses are distinctive in their look and feel, each collection being another chapter in the same, timeless classic story.
New to The English Dept. in 2016, Australian designer Anna Campbell is inspired by the opulence of bygone times, yet influenced by the relaxed elegance of modern weddings, Anna Campbell’s aim is to create breathtakingly beautiful dresses that enhance rather than define a bride’s natural beauty.
The woman who started it all! Shop creator and Portland local Elizabeth Dye will be sending her gorgeous new Chroma collection our way this weekend! With sweet details, cool colors, and a fresh updated take on our favorites, this collection surely has something to please every bride. Call us or schedule online to secure your appointment!
The English Dept. is thrilled to be hosting our very first Anna Campbell trunk show! These gowns are dripping in decadent embellishments, soft airy chiffons, intricately beaded lace, and pretty tulles. No matter which Anna Campbell bride you are, you'll feel timeless yet not traditional, sexy yet sweet, and truly beautiful! All dresses are handmade in Melbourne, Australia. Call the shop today for your own private appointment to view the latest collection. Offering a limited 10% discount during the show.