Heritage

Claire Christian Couture Ready-to-Wear was created in December 2013, with an online collection bringing luxury evening and occasion wear to a wider, international audience.

Our garments are designed and made in Great Britain.  We source some of the world’s best materials, prints and trims from Italy and other distinguished European textile producers.  We even source from the same mill who produced the fabric for the Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding dress and Pippa Middleton’s bridesmaid dress.

Designing for an after-hours culture, a memorable occasion or simply to satisfy the need for a gorgeous dress, our creative vision is a playful take on modern classics.  Daring cuts and crystal or diamante detailing are designed to add sparkle to your occassion.

Timeline

  • 1980s Claire grows up in the Isle of Man, starved of fashion but inspired by the islands dramatic landscapes.  Her artistic studies start at the Isle of Man College – Art Foundation Course.

  • 1994 – 1997 International journey begins – Claire studies fashion and marketing at the University of East London.

  • 1997 She makes a name for herself at Aquascutum and is spotted at London Fashion Week.

  • 1998 – 2008 Claire spends 10 years learning quality, craftsmanship and luxury at the iconic British brand, Burberry, including a key position as Product Development Manager.

  • 2008 – 2010 At Hardy Amies, dressmaker to the Queen and Melissa Odabash, swimwear catwalk model, Claire spearheads two brands that typify luxury.

  • 2013, April Claire Christian Couture is launched – a bespoke fashion business and online ready-to-wear collection offering couture in design, quality and service

  • 2013, December Official luxury online boutique is launched offering the first exclusive Spring Summer 2014 Claire Christian Couture ready-to-wear collection.

  • 2014, July – Claire Christian Couture Bridal launched

  • 2014, Oct – Claire Christian Couture moves to North Quay, and opens first by appointment only Show Room

  • 2015, Nov – Claire Christian Couture opens first flagship boutique, at 47 Duke Street, Douglas, Isle of Man, closing its showroom at North Quay

  • 2018, April – Claire Christian moves to a stand alone boutique, at 11 – 13 Victoria Street, Douglas, Isle of Man, where it now has an expanded product offering, and developed a more personal bespoke service in a luxury surrounding.  The larger store also means Claire has bought many exciting international brands to the Island, to raise the standard of living on the Isle of Man, meeting the demand.

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11 – 13 Victoria Street – January 2019 Window Display