Meet Balogh Adry, Adry Couture dress designer
What was your first memorable casual outfit you made and for whom?
I worked as a theatrical costume designer, always making vintage clothes for that particular piece, so I had some experience sewing a larger skirt, a hoodie. One day my friend asked me if I couldn’t sew her wedding dress? I’ve never done such a thing before, but it felt like a joyous challenge, so we started it. It turned out to be such a successful project that more of her girlfriends attending her wedding had already received additional assignments for the wedding dress.
When a customer comes to you and takes a picture to sew the evening or wedding dress they show you, what do you decide on what to make it for?
I have some of my favorite materials to work with, and I try to put these on the clothes I see. It usually comes into play. The choice of material depends on the body type of the person, the type of dress. On a larger dress size, a lined or thicker material may look nicer to hide any unevenness, but for that I have other refinements. You can also place a lace decoration to cover the lines the wearer wants to hide. At these times I usually think of different solutions, I show it to the client and he chooses what he likes best.
Who are your role models or who inspires you?
Dior with its classy elegance and Chanel from Hungary Zita Bélavári’s style, I like some of the Daalarna’s clothes, which I like, although many of my clothes are too open-cut, but there are many good designers in my country, I could go on.