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Paper couture creation by Freya von Bulow.

Freya von Bulow to bring paper couture creations to Front Row

HOT reporter Bevali Francis interviews Freya von Bulow on her work and the paper couture creations she will be delighting the De la Warr Pavilion audience with at this year’s Front Row Fashion Show on 21 November.

Freya von Bulow grew up in Hamburg and after initially working with textiles, she started making paper couture during her illustration degree at Brighton University in order to combine an equal fascination with fashion and paper as a tactile and incredibly versatile medium.

The artist was able to develop this concept from her studio in Hastings, creating paper couture collections for Brighton Fashion Week, private and corporate commissions (Canon, Glastonbury 2015), window displays and editorials. Due to the beautifully transient and temporal quality of paper, her couture gowns can never be owned and only last the event they were created for.

This year for the Front Row Fashion Show Freya has teamed up with jewellery designer Mara Garatti to create an eight-piece collection based on the theme of “Dark Water Nymphs.”


Mara Garatti’s jewellery is uniquely created from the treasure of the earth. She discovered her love of working with precious metal and stones after years spent painting.

For the last four years, she has designed from her studio in Hastings, shown her work at various trade and craft fayres in the UK and Italy and collaborated with other artists on different public projects.

Mara loves the physicality of making and actually seeing her pieces being worn. She believes that beauty is not in the piece of jewellery itself, it is about giving it the life you want.

She designs mainly for women, but also has some loyal male clients; her customers are people who appreciate unique jewellery.


For more information see Freya von Bulow’s website, or contact Mara at

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Posted 17:15 Tuesday, Nov 3, 2015 In: HOT Style

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