Britta von BasedowA master craftswoman with unique design flair
Britta von Basedow considers her mission in life to be to make beautiful things with love. She has always had a passion for design and creating beautiful pieces of wearable art. Britta has an extensive, strong and rare design repertoire combining her technical skills from Savile Row tailoring to Paris Haute Couture. She innovatively realises complex ideas and visions, being able to incorporate her varied skills like millinery, jewellery making and beading, to create truly exquisite and unique pieces. The quality of her tailoring is second to one as seen in her Prêt-à-Porter. What makes her an artisan, is her combination of precision and skill with the passion for all things creative and expressive. There is a rational intelligence and a profound emotional significance which guides the hands of a real craftsperson.
BvB may be a young brand in terms of heritage, but its Britta’s pedigree of apprenticeship with distinction honours, her in-depth tricks of the trade, and her acquired degree of skills and knowledge over the years of creating that cannot be taught. These are within her. From tailoring to pattern cutting, draping and designing, her talent and the feeling in her fingertips and excellent eye for detail come together to create exquisite creations that are an intuitive and majestic experience for her clients.
After setting up her second business in 2011, selling her collections from drawings, exclusively to a Saudi Arabian audience and designing for a select private clientele, Britta now also offers luxury prêt-à-porter collections internationally, prêt-à-couture, and most importantly, Britta passionately and skillfully continues to create in the fine tradition and craftmanship of Haute Couture.
Previous successes and shows during Paris Haute Couture Week have been recognised by international press such as Vogue, WWD, Marie Claire France, NY Times by Suzy Menkes, the Telegraph by Hillary Alexander, L’Officiel, WGSN, Book Moda and Collezioni. She has dressed some of Europe’s most prominent families and stars like Alicia Witt, Kiera Chaplin and Violinist Vanessa Mae.
“Creating for women, is to understand the female body, shaping a silhouette
that flatters and connecting to their feelings and emotions.” Britta von Basedow