I wanted to create dresses that are glamorous and elegant, but always have a certain lightness. So I often play with the tassels and necklines typical of this period. However, my focus is always on the back neckline. In fact, I find that one much more appealing. In addition, the embroidery elements are inspired by the geometric Art Deco design or the floral motifs of Art Nouveau.
We cooperate with a great manufactory in Delhi. Our manufacturing facility specializes in art deco embroidery. Sandeep, the Head-of-Design in India, has been with us since the beginning and has become a good friend. We have found a long-term partner in him, as he creates good working conditions and pays fair wages, and is committed to ensuring that the craft of embroidery is not lost. Our undergarments are all sewn in Berlin by our wonderful seamstress Caroline.
Fortunately, there is no such thing. We have very different brides. Some are getting married in a full 20s theme, others are just looking for a comfortable, timeless dress with a special touch.
No, my real name is Virginie. The name Tilda Knopf was created when I opened my 20s costume shop.
It is the combination of sophisticated elegance of the twenties and contemporary tailoring that makes the dresses so unique. But apparently, above all, it’s also the comfort (laughs). I often hear “Wow! But that dress is light and comfortable to wear…” It was actually also my approach to design comfortable dresses that you can move freely in all day and you don’t need three bridesmaids to go to the bathroom. They should also not be wrinkle prone. I almost have an aversion to wrinkles and I always cringe when I see wedding pictures where the bride has a wrinkled bottom. You could even take my collection folded together in your hand luggage.
My personal favorite is our model “Gertrude”. If my partner hadn’t already seen this dress, I would get married in it myself. I love each of the numerous details – and of course especially the back neckline.
Corsages, denim and hoop skirts.
We try to produce as sustainably as possible. Each dress is custom made, this way we avoid overstock. In addition, we also offer an “after-wedding service”, we can make a beautiful top or a shorter dress out of the wedding dress, so that it can be worn even after the wedding and does not simply become a dust collector. Often our brides re-order their undergarments in a different color, giving the dress a different look right away. We believe that there is no need for seasonal collections if you have a timeless design. Of course, we are constantly working on new models that are added, improved or replaced.
Above all, listen to her gut feeling. After all, she (and preferably the groom) should like the dress. As I can now say from experience, it is therefore also not necessarily advisable to take too many companions to the fitting. Also, I think it’s important to always keep an open mind when searching. We have many brides who leave our showroom with a dress they hadn’t thought of at all before.
After the difficult last few years for all of us, I wish above all to finally be able to ring in the new Golden Twenties in 2022, so that not only my brides can celebrate a lavish party (often after a long wait).