The latest in Caleche Event and Evening Wear

White Tie Event Gown

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Black Tie Gown

Black Tie Lace   Image by photographer Nicholas Purcell

The 2015 Adelaide Fashion Festival was a great success for South Australia and we were proud to be invited to be a part of the Couture Culture Parade in the Hindmarsh Square Marquee. While it’s fantastic to see our Event and Evening Wear designs on the catwalk, these gowns will be custom made especially for our customers. How are they a great place to seek some initial inspiration for you’re own creation?

Going to the most formal of occasions a White tie event? Be inspired by this lace and tulle gown – choose a sparkly beaded lace, pop on a long silk tie sash and be a standout in the crowd.

What about a Black tie celebration. Choose a chic cocktail dress or a long evening gown – I suggest starting with this sexy yet covered style. Once again the choice of lace can dramatically alter the look of the gown, how about navy? The front split is a bit of wow when you’re moving.

Cocktail Gown

Elegant at a Cocktail Function Image by photographer Nicholas Purcell

What if your invitation says cocktail dress? Start with this peplum gown of amazing 3-D tulle and beading, shorten it to just below the knee and away you go! Have fun dressing up with great accessories and a pair of killer heels.

Semi-Formall Outfit

Semi-Formal Outfit         Image by photographer Nicholas Purcell

Semiformal or neat casual is possibly the hardest one to choose an outfit for. Depending on the time of the event, you’re really mixing formal and casual. A hot night could be a great time to pull on some dress shorts with this sheer lace top, or grab our satin box pleat skirt that just shows your ankles and top with a t-shirt and glam belt.

Beach Formal Dress

Beach Formal simplicity Image by photographer Nicholas Purcell

 

 

 

 

Lastly, something like beach formal suggests an elegant beach wedding, or destination event (think on the beaches of Mexico!). Dress to impress, but also dress for the elements – sun, sand, and water – like our dress with a midi length skirt inspired by this Bridal style.

Whatever the event, we’ll help you arrive in a beautifully hand-crafted outfit that has been made for you. Seek inspiration, bring your ideas and talk to our designers about creating the event or evening wear outfit you’ll adore.

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Ruby Jubilee parade at the Art Gallery of SA

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Calèche celebrated our 40th birthday in glamorous style recently with a couture fashion parade at The Art Gallery of South Australia.

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Finesse Models perched elegantly within each gallery at the entrance to the venue in dresses representing the last 4 decades of production – after 40 years of producing exquisite gowns and designs for the most discerning women we searched far and wide, unearthing some great styles!  Our invited guests were treated to Hesketh Wines and Art Gallery Food and Wine hospitality as they awaited the parade. caleche40th-131        caleche40th-133

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Backstage was a hive of activity with the team dressing 8 Finesse models in the stunning new Evening & Cocktail collection,our Ruby bridal collection and finally a new collection of especially intricate bridal Couture dresses, found only at our Norwood store

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Of course we couldn’t celebrate our Ruby Jubilee without featuring a ruby dress. Made of delicately beaded French Chantilly, Rouge satin and silk satin Chiffon it glided down the catwalk elegantly worn by Laura.

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Host Jane Reilly congratulated our South Australian company for 40 strong years after its’ establishment by Colette Foubert in 1973. She also commented on just how special Calèche made the experience of creating her own custom gown for the night, and remarked on how comfortable it was to wear.

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Speaking also on the night and representing the Foubert family, Eric made a special thank you to the women who have enjoyed dressing in our hand-crafted designs, made locally in the Norwood design rooms, over the past 40 years and paid tribute to the vision and hard work of his parents.

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Our designer Liz watched from the sidelines with husband Herve Foubert (thanks to Jacek capturing this photo) and couldn’t be persuaded to appear under the spotlights until a beautiful bouquet from Burnside Village Flowers was presented to her. As our guests left the venue we were delighted with their reaction to the show and it was lovely for all our team to get such direct feedback for all their hard work.

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Our exclusive evening wear is being sold at our store in Norwood, and like all of our pieces is made to order which means you can purchase off the rack, include fittings or use them as inspiration for your own unique outfit.

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Thanks to Nicholas Purcell Photography for capturing (nearly) all the images in this post

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