ABOUT HAYLEY HARE
Hayley Hare Bridal is a bespoke couture wedding dress designer based in Manchester and Cheshire. With her help she can offer you the chance to design your own one of a kind, unique wedding dress, individually designed to fit perfectly. Each gown is beautifully handcrafted by Hayley and her very talented team, combining materials such as lace, silk, tulle, chiffon and beading.
Hayley started her career in fashion in 2002 after completing her degree BA (Hons) Fashion and Textiles at Nottingham Trent University. After relocating to London, she began work as a stylist’s assistant, this led to working on fashion shoots for high end fashion magazines, dressing a range of TV presenters to working on the very popular BBC show ‘What Not To Wear’ and styling advertising campaigns such as Avon and Nescafe.
In 2010, Hayley then took time out from the fashion world to become a full time Mother of two. It was during this time, whilst searching for her own wedding dress in 2011, that her passion for bridal design began…
“I discovered that many of the wedding dress designs were very similar, I found it difficult to find something a bit more unique and different.”
It was then Hayley began creating her own wedding dress designs and embarked on an intensive City and Guilds, Dress Making and Pattern design course. This enabled her to fine tune her design skills and couture sewing techniques. After designing and creating a friend’s wedding dress, Hayley Hare Bridal was established.
Hayley now shares her time between her Manchester Studio (SAC32 based in Stretford Public Hall) and her home studio in Cheshire where you can make individual appointments to speak directly with her about your design ideas and dream dress.
“I’m constantly designing and creating new designs, playing about with new fabrics, shapes and techniques, I take my inspiration from both new and old, delivering creative, unique designs. As well as sketching designs, I love creating designs directly on the strand, draping and pinning straight onto the mannequin, working in 3D allows the design to develop organically and it’s a process I really love!"
"My experience as a stylist gave me an excellent grasp and understanding of form. Teaching me what styles and shapes suit each individual figure. It’s something that heavily influences each of my designs, taking that consideration down to the shape, type of fabric and under layers to produce a design that truly compliments each individual.”