Karen Willis Holmes is a renowned Australian bridal dress designer, widely acclaimed in the fashion marketplace for offering trend conscious women their perfect designer wedding dress.
Originally from England, Karen moved to Australia with her family where she studied fashion design and manufacturing. Returning to London, Karen worked with companies specialising in evening and special occasion day wear before moving back to Australia to open a store designing evening wear.
Karen moved to Sydney and founded the KAREN WILLIS HOLMES brand in 2000 creating couture bridal gown pieces for her clients. In 2004, following the success of the couture label, Karen branched out to design the Bespoke Bridal Collection. This collection resonates with clients who require a wedding gown with hand crafted couture quality, fit and sophistication, but with the price and ease of a ready to wear wedding dress.
In 2012, Karen responded to increasing demand for off the rack gowns, designing the Ready to Wear Collection – KWH by KAREN WILLIS HOLMES. Focusing on exceptional fit and centered on embellished and embroidered details the designs compliment the Bespoke Bridal Gown Collection and offer brides a glamorous wedding day look.
The KAREN WILLIS HOLMES company is based in Sydney, Australia, with flagship boutiques across Australia and including national and international stockists. In February, 2014 Karen opened the KAREN WILLIS HOLMES New York Flagship Bridal Boutique in Soho, NYC.
The company employs 40 team members in their workrooms & flagship stores, and manufactures the Couture and Bespoke wedding dresses in Australia.
The KAREN WILLIS HOLMES brand has established a reputation in the bridal dress designers industry for constantly exceeding customers’ expectations both with the product and the service provided. Karen’s collections reflect her lifelong love of fashion, and unfaltering demand of attention to detail & exceptional fit. Her gowns celebrate the spirit of today’s modern bride, who is both stylish & sophisticated – all with a Karen Willis Holmes twist.