Calèche Bridal House is a European inspired couture fashion house, creating elegant bridal and evening wear pieces. With 50 years of experience, Calèche has earned a reputation for modern and timeless bespoke designs for the contemporary bride. Calèche proudly specialises in a meticulous made-to-measure experience. The team at Calèche design, and make, all their garments in house at their Adelaide premises.
Elizabeth Foubert is the Creative Director and Head-Designer of Calèche Bridal. Liz completed her fashion diploma in the UK and worked in both London, designing for companies such as H&M and Top Shop, and France before coming to Australia with husband Herve. Liz has been designing for Calèche for over 25 years, and head-designer for 20 years, eagerly stepping into the role at the wishes of the late Colette Foubert, founder of Calèche by Colette Foubert. Colette shared with Liz a love of effortless European elegance, a signature style that Calèche has continued to deliver for 50 years.
Calèche began in 1973, from the fashion capital of Paris to the illustrious bay of Sydney Harbour, when Colette Foubert sailed to Australia with her husband Olivier and their four children. Making their way to Adelaide with humble beginnings, Colette started the business with one machinist, some patterns and rolls of fabric spread across the floor. She was the designer, Olivier the cutter. For five years, they travelled the country visiting every township that had a drapery or fashion store until agents offered to promote their range in every capital city and regional centre of Australia.
As Calèche flourished and their four children grew up, they each in turn joined the family business. Eventually these hand-crafted gowns from the Calèche workrooms in Norwood were being sold in selected stores Australia-wide as well as in boutiques across France and Italy.
Today, Calèche Bridal House offers an exclusive made to measure experience from their Adelaide based bridal boutique. In South Australia, at Calèche bridal house in Norwood, brides-to-be can view the latest collections of European inspired designs or have their dream gown made specially for them by our talented team of dressmakers. From inside the Adelaide bridal boutique, brides can peak through the windows and see first-hand the action of the busy workroom.
BEHIND THE SEAMS
Meet the Calèche Team
We are a locally owned, designed and made Australian bridal store – all our gowns are designed and made right here by our fabulous team within our South Australian boutique. Here we provide you with a little behind the scenes look into the our workroom and the faces behind Calèche.