I am Catherine Colubriale, founder and designer of Catherine Colubriale Couture and I welcome you to my creative studio, the place where I encourage you to be inspired to explore yourself.
I love nothing more than the art of creating your ideal gown. I’m not afraid to push the boundaries and create anything your heart desires, I am only limited by the boundaries you set yourself and what you are willing to wear.
As far back as I can remember, what gave me blissful joy was making and creating dresses.
As a 5-year-old girl, I loved to sit by my mother’s side and absorb everything I could, while she was sewing and mending clothes to make a living.
I’d often get in her way and beg her to teach me the art of sewing. My mother felt she needed to protect me from going down this path because she knew it was hard laborious work.
She even tried to persuade me not to study fashion. Being the rebel that I am, this drove me to success and I decided to commit to doing everything I could to make this work.
At the age of 15, I started working casually, saving everything I made to invest in my fashion studies. Whilst studying, I started my own business making dresses for friends, family and even picked up some serious retail shops that I supplied with my designs. Wow! Finally, my dream to create beautiful designs was a reality. I quickly built up my confidence and decided to take a chance and moved out from working in my bedroom to opening up my first studio in Kingsgrove, at the age of 21.
It felt so amazing, my dream was now in motion.
Over the years, I spent a lot of time travelling all over the world to countries including Italy, France, Lebanon, Hong Kong, Sweden, Philippines, Taiwan, Germany, America, Canada and many more. This has taught me how to embrace diverse cultures and people and I use this as a source of my inspiration in my creations every day.
I can truly say I am a lover of life and everything in it. I have continued to grow and develop over the years and worked with a diverse range of incredible women, who have shared with me their life journeys.