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Flying South for the Winter

With our ten year anniversary now behind us and exciting couture-art projects afoot, the Atelier Tammam Boutique will close it’s doors until the spring on 30th November.

It’s time to fly south to warmer climes for a while, bespoke appointments will be limited until April and the cold winter months will be a time for the Tammam team to focus on creativity and new ventures, the Boutique will host 2 unique pop-ups while we are away. Hire services will still be available.

As a renowned and unique couturier we are often approached to dress celebrities.

Photography (c) Gabriela Dias / Fabiola Prado, Getty Images, Alexandria Hall

We’re always happy to loan our garments for high profile events (or hire samples out for private events) and we love to see them on wonderful successful, talented women, but as a rule we don’t “gift” or give freebies to anyone – very succinctly put by our wonderful Kim…

“We don’t gift, our gowns are worth thousands of pounds and take considerable time and skill to make, we are a small indie label so we just can’t afford to. We chose to invest in our supply chains, producers and quality, instead of marketing through gifting to women who can easily afford to buy our gowns anyway.”

We have, from the start, put people over profits, the Tammam label has always been independent and focussed on ensuring everyone in the process of creating our gowns is treated fairly – therefore we expect to be paid fairly for what we do too. This also means our prices are fair and reflective of the work involved in creation – our marketing budgets aren’t high and our margins are low – so the price our customers pay for a bespoke gown, styling service or ready to wear garment is realistic – you really do get what you pay for, including knowing the people who made it are happy!

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We do appreciate not all of our fans have haute couture budgets which is why we opened the Boutique to platform other amazing sustainable designers and offer eco ready to wear fashion to everyone. For bargain hunters and ethical fashion collectors – this November, to help us clear the showroom and make space for our winter guests, we are having a clear out sale event. All day on November 30th the Boutique will be open and everything must go. We’ll also have a first dibs event on the evening of the 29th – save the date and sign up to the Tammam Mailing list to be sure to be the first to hear when tickets are on sale.

We’re also hosting a life drawing, party outfit and gifts shopping event on Thursday 9th – very few tickets are left (access code TammamGuest), with delicious FAIR cocktails for all.

Yours in Fair Trade

Ms Tammam

 

Haute couture and haute cuisine in Amsterdam

Last month the team traveled to the glorious city of Amsterdam, for their fashion week celebrations and an intimate eco-fashion event in collaboration with my favourite 4* – The Albus Hotel.

Moi showing off as usual...

Moi showing off, as usual…

Over a sensuous and sustainable dinner at the Hotel’s incredible Senses Restaurant, guests were treated to a parade of 3 of Amsterdam’s most gorgeous mannequins, strolling past the diners in the finery of Tammam High Couture.

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From classics like the New peacock and the swirl print coat (a favourite of our celebrity clients) to a hand crafted silk organza and hand made lace bridal gown as a finale, the guests were wowed by each gown to float by their dining table.

The waitresses wore our new LBD collection – launching later this year and press launching at London Fashion Week this month… watch this space for more information on that.
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And to round off the evening; a cocktail named after me – Tammam Spritzers all round!

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Yours in sustainable luxury

Ms Tammam
Albus Hotel & Senses Restaurant kisses for all

Albus Hotel & Senses Restaurant kisses for all

Consulates, Catwalks and Turkish delights

Earlier this month I was whisked off to the fabulous city of Istanbul for a whistlestop 3 day extravaganza with the Great Britain Campaign.

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Despite the gloomy weather when we were there Istanbul really is quite beautiful.

Harvey Nics, had erected an enormous tent in our honour, to house the “Great” catwalk show and after an excruciating taxi journey in Istanbul’s horrendous traffic, taking over and hour and a half (and being told on arrival the metro is 3 stops and takes 10 minutes – yet another reason to be eco) we piled out of our cab disheveled and worn to be pushed down a red carpet and papped by the Turkish press outside the Kanyon shopping centre.

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Straight through to the tent we were ushered, and seated to watch our designs descent down the catwalk along with Harvey Nichols designer brands such as Alexander McQueen and Lanvin.

 

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Then down the catwalk I went, with the 4 other British designers, applauded by a crowd of Turkish fashionistas, British consulate staff and VIPs including the utterly glamorous Princess Michael of Kent.

Read more about my Istanbul adventure on Ethical Hedonist later this week and check out my (slightly edited) round up of the best of London Fashion Week too for my new role as guest blogger at ethical-hedonist.com

Yours in Turkish delight

 

Ms Tammam