Poverty, hunger drove a talented kampung girl to make a name for herself in fashion.
Marrying the mysterious charms of the Orient with the universal appeal of Mother Nature, the ready-to-wear collections from ANNTEOH are all about timeless beauty and utmost comfort.
For many women, a wedding is that one time when all our lifelong dreams turn into reality – from meeting our dream man to getting the ring of our desires and wearing the gown we have always wished for.
Realising the dreams of brides-to-be is something Ann Teoh has been doing for the past 20 years. A Singapore original and arguably one of the most recognised names in our bridal and evening gown scene, this renowned designer and boutique owner has given countless women the dress they have always longed to wear as they walk down the aisle on their wedding day. Her solid reputation may have been built on creating customised gowns that are unconventional, but she is equally respected for her ready-to-wear collections that have become a popular choice for grand occasions. Each year, the designer leaves an even stronger impression than the last with dazzling collections. Her latest creations will be unveiled at the annual Singapore Tatler Weddings showcase which takes place at the prestigious St Regis hotel this year.
Always unique, the ready-to-wear pieces in every collection marry Asia’s distinct exoticism with inspiration from nature, two traits that have become a trademark of AnnTeoh ready-to-wear collections. Cool and quiet with feminine curves accented bu the lightness of the most luxurious fabrics such as chiffon, organza, satin and soft tulle, every gown is celebrating the female form.
Clinging to the contours of the body, the nude-coloured tulle used in many of the designer’s gowns renders the, almost invisible and creates the perfect canvas for displaying AnnTeoh’s intricate beadwork of sequined lace motifs. The result: gowns that are not only graceful but also sensual and delicate.
Believing in creating a complete dressing package for brides, AnnTeoh also carries a comprehensive range of accessories, from clutches to hairpieces. Want a customised veil or belt that is a perfect match to your bespoke gown? This designer has it all covered, right down to the last detail, so every bride feels like a princess on their big day.
While giving women elegant, unforgettable one-of-a-kind gowns is a top priority for this talented designer, AnnTeoh believes this should not be at the expense of clients’ comfort. So, the team crafts its gowns out of only the finest European laces, silks and other luxurious fabrics. A visit to the expansive atelier is like a journey through wonderland for brides-to-be as they get to slip into the designer’s latest pieces and feel the sumptuousness of the fabrics against their skin.
Despite her popularity and the demands of her job, Teoh is always down-to-earth and gear to sit down with a client to sketch out their dream dress and work hand-in-hand to create a bespoke dress that is designed specifically for them and their wedding day.