Deborah Brand is a Bespoke Corsetiere living in London and has been designing for over 30 years. Prior to developing her Couture Business, she sold all over the world in such countries including America, Japan, Australia, The Middle East and most of Europe. Here in London, Deborah sold to Harrods, Liberty’s, Selfridges, Joseph and a stand-alone store in Kensington. Her regular press coverage included Vogue, Elle, Marie Claire and The Times. She has had the pleasure of dressing a wealth of celebrity clients from Amal Clooney to Kim Kardashian, Adriana Lima to Cara Delavigne, Faye Dunaway to Salma Hayek and Eve the Rapper to Bjork. Her first corset dress was commissioned exclusively by Harrods in 1995.
The female form has always been central to Deborah’s designs and corsetry has been a key element in achieving that desirable hour glass figure. She devoted 10 years to designing and perfecting her main corset; working and re-working every aspect of its structure from patterns to boning, linings to interlinings and bra cups to coutils. Using over 100 components and a unprecedented 45 bones in 5 consistencies, her corset can be slipped on in under 60 seconds and can then “comfortably” reduce the waist line measurement by up to 5inches. Only a handful of corsetieres in the world can create corsets to this level of craftsmanship and detail.
Feature in British Vogue's Top picks for Corsetry, by Alice Cary
"At first I wasn't convinced, I mean they look fabulous on twenty something and thirty something fashion mavens like Charli Howard (30) and Dylan Weller (24), who both feature on Brand's instagram feed, but was it really a look for a work-from-home, fifty something mum-of-two, who generally slouches around in jeans (OK then, sweatpants) and a T-shirt? I didn't think so. But then I tried it on and I'm a fully paid-up convert. I absolutely love it. So what persuaded me out of my elasticated waists and into waist-cinching lacing? First, the sheer artistry. Like Eilish, I'm drawn to the beauty, the craftsmanship, the hourglass silhouette. I feel elevated in its mere presence. Once I'd put it on and yanked on the straps - the corset has been designed so that you can put it on yourself - I looked in the mirror and thought "not bad for an old bird". I swear the corset has improved my posture, and not just when I'm wearing it. Of course, it's impossible to slouch when you're bound so tight, but the corset has also acted as a kind of sartorial motivation, reminding me that, yes, I do have a waist." Sharon Walker, The Daily Telegraph
"There is a whole other world of corsetry out there, the real McCoy, designed not as to flourish but the redraw your lines. The London-based designer Deborah Brand makes stupendous bespoke pieces, priced from £695, that will shrink your waist by up to five inches. With more than 100 components (including 45 steel and polymer bones), a duchess satin lining and five metres - yes, five metres - of lacing, these are objects of beauty and seemingly of another age. That they are worn by Kardashian and her like reveals them to be anything but the latter." Anna Murphy, Fashion Director, The Times
"It's rare that anything is ever 100% Ace. There always seems to be something - some little thing - with Deborah's work everything - every little thing - perhaps especially the little things - the details, are all in the realm of perfection" Harland Miller
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