Lou Simmonds

Location: London
Website: www.LunaBea.com
Bio:

Luna Bea is a luxurious avant-garde British Bridal label with its roots in high fashion and fine art. Founded by Lou Simmonds after receiving numerous private commissions from designers, artists and creatives wanting something reflecting their own unique style, it’s pieces are for the modern, stylish bride who wants to look like herself - only even more amazing!

As a designer, consultant and maker for over 12 years to high profile clients, quality, design and craftsmanship are integral to Lou’s process. Her work is characterised by it’s exquisite blending of technique, sensual texture and fine materials while seamlessly combining heritage craft techniques with a modern aesthetic.

A lifelong passion for textiles, ancient jewellery, and the symbolism of female adornment has led Lou to create a contemporary, yet delicate collection for the fashion forward bride - future heirlooms that return to the celebration of female sensuality from another world, place and time.
At Luna Bea we pride ourselves on delivering a truly luxurious product, we know and understand what true luxury is. We believe true luxury is a beautifully designed and crafted product with time spent, integrity of design, soul invested and dedication to deliver products of outstanding quality.

At Luna Bea it is of paramount importance that every component involved in the process of design is of the highest quality and delivers a luxurious product to be treasured for generations to come. It is for this reason we never compromise on quality always using european lace and English silk and ethically sourced materials. We are proud to make everything in our London studio, Keeping all production in the Uk. This attention to detail, and design ethos encompasses all production methods, even our beautiful packaging being made and printed in the uk from 100% recycled card.

By using ethically sourced materials, and fair-trade practices you can quite literally share the love whilst also owning a product of the highest quality.

Lou has been privileged to introduce craft techniques to new contemporary applications through her work with clients such as Tiffany & Co
Walt Disney Studios, The white Company, The Globe Theatre,Freya Rose Bridal Giles deacon, Ridley Scott, Show Studio, Schwarzkopf, Geraldine Larkin, Seiodra Design Embroidery, Gabi Tubbs Interiors as well as many private clients and sampling hand embroidery designs for international fashion houses.

Lou was the proud and grateful recipient of a full Masters degree bursary from Harold Tilman, Chairman of BFC.

Exhibitions:

V&A Museum London: Hand Embroidered Garments on permanent loan to the V&A as part of the 'Undressed' 300 Years of Mens fashion exhibition.

Masters Collection Photographed By Rankin.