Flamboyant, funky and unmistakable, Sarah Louise Dix’s fashion-influenced pieces have rapidly become some of the most desirable pieces on the market. Featured in fashion shoots, interiors blogs and TV shows, her quirky takes on traditional English upholstery have become instant classics.
The Couture Label is strongly influenced by clothing structure, which results in completely individual finished pieces. This inspiration takes many forms: some designs physically incorporate a garment into the piece, while others have structural elements such as corsetry or tailoring.
A very limited number of couture label pieces are available for purchase. Alternatively a piece can be made to order.
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An antique footstool with a silk top cover and a vintage mini deep gold sheepskin cape reversed and attached by studwork to the frame. The footstool
Symbolizes luxury and decadence. Putting bare feet onto such beautiful, soft material almost subversive.
A Man's vintage Heals armchair with an integral honey colored vintage man's leather jacket that has been slashed at the back and is attached with brass stud work. This was created as a trick or illusion. The jacket has iPOD earphones hanging from the pocket.
The fabric is heavy, gold diamond printed linen by Osborne & Little. The chair has been newly reupholstered to a very high standard and the wood has been stripped and oiled.
An original Victorian chaise longue frame purchased on TVs 'Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is', upholstered in deep red velvet with deep red faux fur, with hand dyed hook & eye tape trim around the entire piece.
The chaise longue also has a stunning full corset back with faux fur in each seam and a velvet wide ribbon. Red velvet by Clarke & Clarke. Red faux fur from a vintage coat.
This winged armchair is an original 1930's piece that has been upholstered to reflect the features of a couture ball gown. The chair has a pleated skirt with layers of netting underneath. There is a functioning zip at the back that opens to reveal a silver silk satin lining and diamante trim. The zip pull has a giant black and diamante tassel attached. The chair is upholstered in Designers Guild faux suede and the feather seat cushion and outside wings are covered in silk drill. The wood had been stripped and oiled.
Influenced by an underwear set, this antique dining chair has a soft peach damask fabric top cover with broderie anglaise and large black satin bow. The chair has been newly upholstered in the traditional way including new springs. The frame has been stripped and oiled.
Combining textures and techniques in wool. This modern upcycled piece is covered in wool flannel by Abraham Moon and has a section of integrated vintage wool overcoat. The overcoat has been given the feel of morphing into the chair by the use of the traditional technique of dry felting with pure unspun merino wool. The garment also has a wool fringe trim from V V Rouleaux. The wood legs have been stripped.
Boudoir Petit Footstool with Queen Anne legs.
The stool is upholstered using a chopped up vintage 1950's flesh pink girdle. The parts include powder pink stocking clips, baby pink velvet hook & eye strips, pink elastic and boned damask panels.