HARRIETTE GORDON BRIDAL
Harriette Gordon is a made to order bridal label, creating thoughtful, romantic and refined bridal pieces, handmade in Western Australia. The Harriette Gordon collection currently comprises of Sonnet XVII, Grace and Veils. We split our collection into the categories of natural gowns (bias cut), structured gowns, separates (tops, blouses, skirts and layering pieces), belts and veils.
HARRIETTE GORDON BRIDAL – ABOUT THE DESIGNER
Harriette Gordon is an Australian designer, creating thoughtful, romantic and refined bridal pieces for the woman of today. Harriette was completely besotted with fashion from day dot. One of her fondest memories from her childhood was wearing black patent leather Mary Janes on her father’s yacht sailing around Australia along with the long awaited trips to go shopping in the city, whilst growing up in Northern Western Australia. Harriette’s Mother was a photographer and dressmaker before devoting her time to raising her children. Her Father a carpenter by trade turned sandblasting industrialist for the mining industry. Both instilled in their children a love for creating, working with their hands and following their intuition.
Harriette studied Fashion Design at Curtin University yet had a strong inclination to ‘make’ so she transferred into the practice focused course at Fremantle TAFE, Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Textiles. With inspiring teachers she learnt to pattern make, sew to a technically high standard and develop a strong creative process.
Alongside studying, Harriette worked as a sample machinist for local designers and more permanently at a clothing alteration store, sewing everything from jean zips to bridal gown alterations and mens suit tailoring. This was invaluable experience on ‘fit’ and tailoring to many body types.
HARRIETTE GORDON BRIDAL – THE BRAND
In 2014 Harriette left the alterations business and launched Harriette Gordon Bridal, custom made to measure bridal gowns. Since then the offering has evolved into a made to order collection of classic bridal gowns, detailed special pieces and sort after embellished veils. The first made to order collection was launched in 2019, Collection One, what we now consider our core collection Sonnet XVII being released in 2020 and our 2021 release came early to align with current changes in the world, Grace.