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Steven Khalil is regarded as one of Australia's most respected bridal couturiers. His dresses are known for their incredible detail, contemporary elegance, and ability to flatter the female form.
Steven uses the best quality fabrics and has the highest standards for workmanship. Many of his gowns feature heavy embellishment and intricate beadwork, and in many cases this is done by hand. A lovely example of his work is this magnificent gown available now at Savvy Brides:
Steven has always been interested in fashion and at 19 had already completed his fashion studies. He quickly became known as a designer of note and became head designer of a bridal house when he was just 22.
The flagship store is in Paddington and this is where Steven meets with his couture clients. His personal attention and eye for detail means that his brides always stand out as their gowns seem to reflect their individual personalities. No two gowns are the same as he spends six to eight months working with each bride to tailor their gown to perfection, making sure it's flattering to their shape and aligning it with their personal style.
A ready-to-wear range of bridal gowns was recently launched and these also feature Steven's signature elements of femininity and detail.
Steven Khalil and Savvy Brides have a wonderful relationship and Savvy Brides have been lucky enough to be able to sell many of his wonderful dresses. We receive many of Steven’s sample gowns as well as magnificent one-off creations that he has made especially for an event or photoshoot.
Steven has dressed many Australia stars for weddings and the red carpet, including Kate Ritchie, Sonia Kruger, Ada Nicodemou and Rebecca Gibney.
At Savvy Brides we really love getting a new Steven Khalil gown in store!! They make girls look gorgeous and are like artwork to be admired. Another Khalil masterpiece that we currently have in store is this gown: