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The Couture Collection
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The Couture Collection

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Sequins! Metallics! Scintillating sparkles!  Such a trio can only signal one thing... today, we reveal the second colour of our 'London Plane' Table Gown, from our new Couture Collection. Be dazzled by 260,000 sequins embroidered in a unique camouflage-esque pattern, in a romantic palette of khaki, dusty pink, yellow and white. 

The ultimate showstopper for ultra special soirées, or perhaps a particularly exceptional New Year's Eve celebration.  

The Couture Collection comprises three 'Table Gowns'. We have one of each colourway in 165 x 380cm in stock now for festive tablescapes, but 'London Plane' will be available year round, made to order on a bespoke basis. In case you missed it last week, continue below to discover the inspiration behind the design and details of how these incredible pieces were created. 

With love,
S&B
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[ The Table Gown ]
An elevated take on the tablecloth 

S&B Couture: 'London Plane' Sequin Table Gown in Khaki, Yellow, Dusty Pink and White 
Available now in 165 x 380cm
Available to order: 165 x 300cm, 165 x 380cm, 165 x 480cm & 165 x 580cm




[ The Inspiration ]

The Table Gowns' design derives its inspiration from the procession of London Plane Trees that line the streets surrounding our shop in Notting Hill. Their leafy, graceful branches cover the streets protectively year-round, quiet giants, beautiful and plentiful... the lungs of London. Their distinctive mottled and multi-coloured bark, that creates an almost camouflage-esque pattern, forms the basis of the design. 





[ The Details ] 

Each 'Table Gown' has approximately  260,000 sequins embroidered onto pure 100% French linen. The process takes place in Switzerland, on classic Saurer 'Schiffli' embroidery machines with special made to measure sequin applications in a length of 14 metres. These machines are custom-made for sequin-cutting, are over fifty years old and cannot be found anywhere else in the world.

To achieve the 165cm width of these designs,  our manufacturer had to develop a new, high precision technique to embroider the cloth in two strips without a visible connection. This technique is executed entirely by hand.

Once created,  each cloth is retouched by hand - around 12 hours is needed to retouch a single table gown because of the complex, multi-coloured camouflage design. The final finishes and hemming are then completed by hand in the S&B studio in London. 



  S&B Couture: 'London Plane' Sequin Table Gown in Khaki, Yellow, Dusty Pink and White 
Available now in 165 x 380cm
Available to order: 165 x 300cm, 165 x 380cm, 165 x 480cm & 165 x 580cm


[ Dress The Table ]
The occasion calls for something sparkly...








S&B Couture: 'London Plane' Sequin Table Gown in Khaki, Yellow, Dusty Pink and White 
Available now in 165 x 380cm
Available to order: 165 x 300cm, 165 x 380cm, 165 x 480cm & 165 x 580cm



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