UK Dresses Biography
Nikki Johnson (Nikki J) grew up in the beautiful English countryside amongst pretty, wild flowers which started a passion in Nikki for beautiful things and attention to detail.
At age fifteen after creating clothes for her ‘pippa’ dolls and teddy, Nikki created her first three dresses for herself which were cut and sewn on the table of her family’s farm house kitchen after she had dyed pieces of cotton material in a variety of pretty pastel shades which led to four years at fashion college learning professional design and pattern cutting, she also attended specialist courses at the London College of Fashion.
Nikki has worked with leading Bridalwear Designers in London including Emanuels.
Nikki J has been successfully running her business for twenty years, beginning with designing and selling ballgowns to two exclusive boutiques in Manchester, during which time she progressed naturally to making the wedding dresses of her friends dreams. Nikki's designs have been featured on television, in leading bridal magazines and local and national press.
The majority of Nikki's work nowadays comes via word of mouth where she has built up an enviable reputation prefering to work with the finest pure silks and laces, including beautiful antique laces, and personally seeing that each client feels and looks their best for their special day with her meticulous eye for attention to detail, a perfect cut and fit and friendly, personal service. Her clients have ranged from everybody from secretaries to Aristocrats and high flying City girls.
She describes her personal tastes as ranging from simple, delicate and feminine to daring cutting edge - Nature meets Prada!
Past designs have ranged from beautifully cut simple styles through to more elaborate corsetted, beaded, embroidered, ruched, appliqued, hand-painted designs, often using London's leading specialist companies - including beaders to the Queen.
Nikki enjoys a love of being hands on with each client rather than aiming for mass market which ensures each client higher exclusivity and a totally personal service, and is recommended by London's leading wedding planners.