Designer and bespoke tailor Samuel Dougal’s meteoric rise has been propelled by A-listers including Rihanna and Paloma Faith donning his designs. Mentored by business leader and design guru, Kelly Hoppen MBE, Dougal is headed into the spotlight as one to watch in the fashion industry. The designer’s eponymous label is now London-based, but Dougal hails from Cornwall, a county whose raw drama and simultaneous simplicity have inspired his debut Ready-to-Wear collection launching at LFW in February 2016. At just 26, the designer has already gained invaluable expertise from the greats under whom he trained – Alexander McQueen and Philip Treacy. His pioneering couture work puts the woman, the wearer, at the centre of every creation and his extraordinary handmade pieces determinedly belie the complexity of their craftsmanship. Blending an incredible versatility, uninhibited creativity and rare intuition, Samuel Dougal gowns convey a striking elegance, a quietly captivating raw drama. His diverse sources of inspiration, spanning the nineteenth century to the present day, have given rise to his breathtaking debut collection; flattering shapes that combine lavish nostalgia and timeless fabrics with progressive style for contemporary looks that stun.
- Princess Eugenie Looked Gorgeous in This Light Blue Dress at the Royal Wedding (Town & Country Magazine)Princess Eugenie just arrived at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s weddingwearing a simple light blue dress which was designed by Gainsbourg. Eugenie chose to accessorize her look with a pillbox hat paired with a nude colored clutch by M2Malletier and silver Valentino heels. Read the full article here: https://www.townandcountrymag.com/society/tradition/a20652860/princess-eugenie-dress-royal-wedding-2018/
- We met one of the coolest emerging designers around (LOOK Magazine)Meet Samuel Dougal. He’s worked with Paloma Faith, Alexander McQueen AND Rihanna. And he’s only 26-years-old! Want to know how he’s become so successful in the fashion industry? Us too. Read on to find out… Read more at https://www.look.co.uk/list-for-life/people/we-met-one-of-the-coolest-emerging-designers-around-20154#Zo7d394cKJJpXHzZ.99
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