One need only glimpse the tailored couture collection of Renne Phillips to understand why she sees herself as more of a “dress sculptor” than a designer. These gowns embrace the arc of the breast and the curve of the hips before cascading to their formal length.
I have always liked the word ‘couture’ because it describes highly designed, unique, one-of-a-kind dresses all in one word.
When working on custom wedding gowns, she prefers silks to other fabrics. Ultimately though, it’s about the weight and fluidity of the garment, she says. “I have a lot of love, and I feel that I can put a lot of that energy into pieces that are all about love.”