Sivan Atelier proudly offers its luxury products and first-class service to
brides-to-be, their wedding parties and families, and other clients seeking
haute couture for a special occasion. Sivan Atelier has produced gowns for
brides married in New York, Sweden, France, and Israel.
Svetlana Shalumova, who founded the company in 2002, is a wedding gown specialist with
15 years of international experience in dressmaking. In Russia, she worked
for Couture Atelier in St. Petersburg, creating not only wedding and
eveningwear but also custom-made formalwear.
After coming to America, she worked for Wearkstatt Bridal Limited and Jane
Wilson Marquis Couture Incorporated, both located in SoHo, a thriving
cultural hub of New York City. In New York, she also attended the Fashion
Institute of Technology, where she refined her skills and graduated from the
Pattern-making department in 2000.
In the past ten years of working on high fashion in one of the world's
fashion capitals, she has gained unique experience with the restoration and
remaking of antique wedding and evening dresses. Her expertise includes hand
and machine embroidery, crochet, and knitting.
Our first line of bridal attire includes dresses and accessories for the
bride and her entire party.
- Couture dressmaking
- Custom wedding and evening dresses
- Couture headpieces and veils
- Custom bridesmaids dresses
- Alteration on existing wedding and evening gown designs
- Restoration and remaking of antique or family heirloom gowns and veils
Sivan Atelier is available to provide services as your personal wardrobe designer and dressmaker.
Initially, we will meet you at your home or office for an open-ended
brainstorming session. This get-together will give the designer a
better sense of your personal style, and together you will begin to
create a wardrobe specific to your requirements and desires.
This planning process will vary depending on the ideas in the client's
mind, their budget, and other factors for discussion. Some clients
have images and specific ideas in mind, while others prefer to see
work in progress in order to draw inspiration from it. With the help
of drawings and fabric swatches, the designer and the client will
reach an agreement regarding design and cost.
Next, a mockup of the clothing will be made from muslin. This "rough
draft" allows the designer to perfect the cut and refine the design's
style. The client will have an opportunity to see the design as it
will appear on the body, and to suggest alterations.
Finally, production begins on the outfit. Subsequent meetings will
vary in length and frequency depending on the number of fittings the
outfit's complexity requires. Once a perfect pattern is found for the
client's body, different styles can be created for a wardrobe that
includes all the seasons.