by CLAIRE EMMA HARRIS (founder, Emma Harris Luxury Lingerie Atelier in Derbyshire, England)
The early months of 2020 saw new business relationships blooming, both current and new stockists loved my new collections. Newly designed collection Melody was proving a huge hit & the orders for the upcoming months were greater than expected. 2020 was looking very promising.
Then Covid-19 hit.
Thinking back, I was glued to the news, waiting for more information, learning more about the covid-19 as the story unveiled.… ...Read more
Times are tough, life is hard and budgets are under strain. Yet despite that, couture lingerie designer Emma Harris is determined to continue giving her customers what they love.Like all small businesses, the luxury lingerie and loungewear designer, with her own atelier based in Ilkeston, Derbyshire in the UK is facing challenges all round: from sourcing her fine fabrics, through to keeping her team of skilled hand-sewers working , but nevertheless she is ploughing away to deliver her sought after and much cherished designs to her customers, who she says now more than ever need something to look forward to.… ...Read more
Ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at the world’s top lingerie ateliers?
Emma Harris gives us a fascinating glimpse into the creation of couture lingerie by taking us behind the scenes as she creates her sumptuous AW20 and SS21 collections.
Based in Ilkeston, Derbyshire, an area which once flourished in lace and lingerie manufacture, the Emma Harris Atelier is located over 2 floors and the entire production process from design concept, through to manufactured garment is produced solely in house – not surprisingly, it is a hive of activity!… ...Read more
Emma Harris has curated the classic Holiday & Valentine collection for luxury lingerie lovers. Featuring Emma Harris’s best-selling designs and made with the most sumptuous silk and lavish lace trims, this special collection boasts a fabulously festive colour palette, including rich reds, gorgeous golds and must-have timeless black.
Whether your gift of choice is a beautiful chemise or robe, loungewear to languish in or the perfect bra and knickers set, the Christmas & Valentine Collection has it all to choose from, all in Emma Harris’s tried and tested top- selling designs – so gift buyers won’t go wrong!… ...Read more
Emma Harris’s new Cleo Christmas collection has been carefully designed to add an element of drama to the classic Christmas lingerie gift. Crafted from the finest silk satin in timeless black & featuring appliqued antique gold French lace, each piece has been hand-cut to showcase the intricacy of the lace against the skin.
For those in the know, Cleo signals the brand’s first use of appliquéd lace, a technique Emma Harris has used for several years for bespoke clients & other luxury brands which her studio produces for and now brings to her eponymous label, adding the height of complexity and luxury to her pieces.… ...Read more
Just in time for fall, Emma Harris injects some warm berry colours into her sumptuous hand-made silk lingerie with the divine Renee Collection – now in striking new colours.
Ornate and opulent, Renée takes its inspiration from the delicate tendrils and feathery patterns found in Lalique’s iconic jewellery. The collection is hand-cut from luxurious soft silk satin and French Leavers lace, complimented by soft mesh which adds a striking contrast detail whilst perfecting the fit. Bias cut, flowing loungewear brimming with Art Nouveau motifs accompanies the lingerie pieces.… ...Read more
In an age of mass production, Emma Harris, the British based luxury lingerie atelier, firmly believes that hand sewing is an art which deserves to be preserved. By producing ‘In Finer Detail’, her first Couture Collection, Emma Harris aims to reignite this mastery by producing garments of rare skill that can truly be called hand-sewn pieces of art.
After years of producing high quality and high-end lingerie and loungewear for well known, global designer brands, and creating a strong following for her own Emma Harris Signature collection, this innovative, creative and perfection-obsessed atelier has launched In Finer Detail.… ...Read more