THE DESIGNER


Drawing on her 25 years of experience in fashion design, and with a degree in Psychology behind her, Elaine Closs has developed an intuitive flair for creating a look which will subtly or dramatically enhance the individual qualities of each potential client. After moving to London from Scotland, the earlier part of her career was spent designing for stage and theatre, going on to develop her own collections of Bridal and Occasionwear, which were sold to stores in the UK, Europe, and the US. Deciding to focus on Bespoke work, she opened her Battersea Shop/studio in 1994, building a loyal client base for her couture Bridal and Occasionwear, creating a much-in-demand Bespoke Service over the years. Through her love of beautiful fabrics, expert cutting skills and an intuitive understanding of the female form, Elaine creates silhouettes which subtly flatter each individual shape. She enjoys working together with her clients to interpret or offer advice on their own ideas or requirements, in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. In June 2021, Elaine decided to return to Scotland after many years in London, re-locating to beautiful Kinross in Perth & Kinrosshire. While enjoying building a new client base in Scotland, she continues to travel regularly to London to provide a service to her London clients.