Deborah Hodgson Vamp Couture
My name is Deborah Hodgson, I have been sewing and designing since before 5 years old. I apprenticed with Mirage Australia a sewing house for luxury fashion designers, and studied fine art at Heatherleys in London UK In Melbourne Australia. I was trained by leading Drag Queens of the day in glamor drama and statement gowns. 1987 Australian Fashion awards I was runner up with special commendation for a couture black and gold strapless leather cocktail dress.
I've created dresses and gowns for socialites, costumes for theatrical plays, music television, Burning Man, and cabaret, as well as whole collections in several countries and continents, and an indie eco couture and bespoke label in San Francisco. I work in and love fashion for the design and beauty, not the money or fame.
With fine art and high-end fashion training and experience I research exceptional looks and the craftspeople who construct them. I skip the import agents, distributors, fashion agents, and wholesalers and their fees.
Working directly with talented craftspeople and materials used by the designers, I monitor progress and quality check the final garment, add couture comfort refinements and last minute alterations and wrap your dress in acid free tissue paper and couture conservation kit in a decorative box. so you get the full experience and service of a high-end boutique.