Philippa Couture

Philippa Barter has over thirty years experience of making bespoke garments for individual clients. These range from wedding dresses to Lady High Sheriff suits. In 2001, Philippa won at the British Bridal Awards with a unique white leather wedding dress and jacket. In 2011 she created outfits for four guests at the Royal Wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Philippa is delighted to showcase some of her couture garments and to offer her bespoke services alongside Jan Knibbs at Atelier 19.

Jan Knibbs

Jan Knibbs offers a variety of luxury, handmade designer garments and accessories ranging from earrings to complete wedding outfits. Her designs allow clients to buy into new luxury and enjoy a unique range of garments, accessories and statement jewellery reflecting on the past whilst looking to the future.


Jan's designs are perfect for vintage fantasy themed or boho weddings. Jan likes nothing better than getting involved in the overall styling for your special day to make sure everything co-ordinates. Her designs are vintage inspired, perfect for the modern, discerning bride.


Jan has taken part in many exhibitions, including Unexpected Excesses at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2015. She also curated an Alice in Wonderland inspired exhibition at the Art Couture Gallery in Painswick. She also exhibits regularly at the Mall Galleries in London with the Society of Designer Craftsmen.

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  • Atelier 19
    19 Suffolk Road
    GL50 2AF

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