Olwen Bourke is a bespoke dress designer based in East London. Her dresses are made to order and hand crafted for each individual client. Every commission starts with a one-to-one consultation with the designer and then each dress begins its unique journey. This is a very personal and rewarding experience where clients can have their dream dress realised, in a relaxed and creative environment. Olwen specialises in embroidered dresses and works closely with an ethically certified workshop in India to bring her embroideries to life. Non embroidered dresses are also available, along with bespoke occasion wear and evening gowns. For dress enquiries please get in touch.
Olwen studied fashion design at the National College of Art and Design in Dublin, where she was awarded a first class honours BA degree, as well as the Designer Of The Year Award from Enterprise Ireland and the Irish Clothing and Textiles Industry. She moved to London and became a dress designer for TV and film including for the BBC show Strictly Come Dancing and for the Royal Opera House and the Royal Ballet. She has designed for fashion houses in Paris and London and currently collaborates with the UK high street brand Monsoon, designing their Bridal and Bridesmaids and Limited Edition gowns.