About the Designer
Emma Victoria Payne grew up in Chorleywood, Hertfordshire and had a clear passion for design from an early age. She was given her first sewing machine at the age of eight and adored making things.
Emma completed an art foundation course prior to her degree in Fashion Print at Central St Martins College of Art and Design. She then went on to design for John Galliano in Paris and Levi Strauss in Brussels. In 2006 she won the prestigious Elle Style Award for Levi Denim Designer of the Year.
While working in Paris, Emma fell in love with the elegance of vintage silhouettes and bias cut styles. She knew then that she wanted to create gowns that captured a feminine romantic feel, so chose bridal over ready-to-wear.
Emma Victoria Payne opened her boutique in April 2010 on Beauchamp Place in the heart of Knightsbridge. Emma prides herself on offering an exceptional personal service, seeing each bride from their initial meeting to their wedding day. Emma designs exquisite gowns with an elegant and timeless quality, using the richest fabrics and finishes. She is incredibly fortunate to design stunning gowns for brides all over the world.
Emma Victoria Payne produces a stunning made-to-measure bridal and tailoring collection with the option to make personal modifications to each garment. We have a large selection of optional bridal separates so each gown has interchangeable layers so the bride can achieve a different look from day to night. All EVP collection gowns are fully made to measure and include toile fittings to ensure a perfect fit.
Bespoke is a personal tailored service enabling our clients to have a custom made design of their choice fully made to measure. There is nothing quite like creating the ultimate EVP dress which is one of a kind. A bespoke EVP gown reflects the clients unique personality and style and we offer a very special experience. Each bespoke gown is developed through sketches and toile fittings. As with all our gowns, we love to create bespoke interchangeable layers so the bride can change her look from day to evening.