LOCAL fashion designer Nurita Harith isn’t afraid to challenge convention.
She recently designed Malaysia’s first wedding gown made from tissue paper.
The lucky bride to don the dress was Shervyn Chua, selected by tissue makers Vinda Deluxe, and the one-off gown took a month to complete.
It features lace, beads and a mandarin collar to honour the bride’s Chinese heritage.
Ten metres of tissue was used while the workmanship and process included alone would cost RM10,000.
Nurita and her team used the same technique as they would their silk gowns.
They interfaced tissues onto a base fabric to make it stiff .
“The outcome is amazing because it looks so good — you can’t even tell it’s tissue,” said Nurita.
Nurita, a fashion designer of 10 years who moved into bridal wear six years ago, is a popular choice when it comes to dressing brides on their special day.
Brides have to book three months in advance to secure her services.
Nurita made some 200 wedding gowns in September, saw 15 brides a week and had a team of 18 to help her out. Each bride gets three fittings.
Dare to take the plunge with Nurita’s designs?
“As long as brides are positive, their gowns somehow look better on them,” she said.