THE HEART OF COUTURE
Prior to the 1960s in France, both the working and upper-classes had their wardrobes custom made. Whether everyday clothing or special occasion wear, they invested in quality pieces with perfect fit, even if it meant having just a few pieces in their closet. Garments were not "thrown-away," but instead honored and mended when needed. This traditional model of slow fashion is lacking in the world today and we aspire to help combat fashion's impact on climate change with our couture work.
Emphasizing structure, silhouette and sophistication, our couture work is rooted in lingerie. Through prêt-à-porter, eveningwear, and corsetry we aim to create a world empowering our clients to explore and express their individual identities to their fullest.
THE COUTURE PROCESS
Your modern-day portal to one of the oldest Parisienne crafts - developing a custom, luxury ensemble fit to your unique measurements and style. Working one-on-one with the designer, Madame Fern, your dream garment will be born into existence. Whether corset, lingerie set, gown, kimono, or suit, we will work exclusively with you to bring the piece to life; infused with the daring, feminine spirit of "FERN."
Schedule an initial 15 minute call where we explore your ideas, goals and timeline for a custom creation.
INITIAL FITTING & DEPOSIT
After we have discussed project goals, you will meet with Madame Fern for a private fitting where she will gather your measurements. At this time, we require a non-refundable deposit of $1000 (or $500 for any order under $1500) to secure your slot and begin the sketching process.
DESIGN CONFIRMATION & FABRIC SELECTION
Once sketches have been finalized, you will select your preferred design and textiles.
A 50% down payment is required at this stage to allow for the drafting process to begin and the textiles to be ordered.
During the development process, we will create a series of samples to perfect the fit of your garment and account for any necessary adjustments. This part of the process requires at least one to two in-person fittings. At the final fitting, the remaining payment will be due to finish the piece.
After the fit has been finalized, we will finalize your piece and have it ready for pick up at our NYC studio or have it delivered by mail.
Seductive. Decadent. Classic. Fern is set apart by her ability to develop your dream wardrobe, draped in the finest laces and enthralling silks.
Regardless of bone structure, gender or size, our couture is created to help you best express your own femininity and embody confidence through a true perfect fit. Every piece from our atelier is refined and created with the utmost attention to detail, designed to fulfill your dream through Fern's unique vision.
Throughout the couture process, you will work one-on-one with Fern to identify specific needs for your look and body type.
With her savoir-faire of garment construction and design, Fern will work with you to create any garment that evokes the feeling you desire.