As society, style and economies change, Calèche has transitioned seamlessly to cater to the needs of the modern woman.
With over 40 years of fine couture design experience spanning two generations, we decided to renovate our studio in order to go back to basics and focus our energy on creating intimate journeys for brides; from first fitting, to final stitch.
The showroom in Chapel St Norwood is unassuming and raw. However, every single fixture reflects what Calèche is about. Our community is at the heart of our studio and company.
The showroom was designed by local architect Damien Chwalisz. Damian understands our vision and has the ability to blend classic and contemporary to bring a studio to life.
Our timber has been sourced locally. All of the floor and wall panels are raw and unpolished and the mirrors and furniture have been created from salvaged timber. Eric has known the carpenter Nikola Bosatlija for over 7 years and it is clear that the Caleche vision whispers from every fixture.
We source our fabric from countries such as Japan and France, and are now integrating contemporary design techniques to create bespoke one-off designs that literally cannot be recreated. Constructed by hand from start to finish, all of our gowns are made from high quality, detailed fabric and sewn with extreme attention to detail.
Calèche is about sustainability in all areas of life, Our entire production process occurs in our Chapel St premises. We support local charities, sponsor sports clubs and have been in connection with Finesse ever since our founder Colette mentored Brigette as a model.
Liz reflected on this at the launch. With every stitch sewn in our Adelaide workshop, every dress tailored exactly to suit the bride. The team is there every step of the journey and the most rewarding part is seeing the photo’s of the day knowing that we contributed to those beautiful memories.
Today, Calèche gowns are stocked in selected boutiques across Australia and New Zealand while the Calèche Bridal House is a fresh setting for brides-to-be to view the latest collections or have their dream gown made especially for them.
Open Monday – Friday 9am – 5 pm, Thursdays until 7pm and Saturdays by appointment.