The Charlie Brear story started somewhat by accident. In 2005 Charlie, who worked as a fashion stylist, found herself selling off vintage wedding dresses sourced for a music video. She was struck by the growing interest amongst her circle of friends for something alternative to get married in, which at the time seemed limited. This motivated her to launch her own bridal wear company, selling one-off original pieces. Charlie subsequently began designing her own collections and fell truly in love with bridal. The addition of a red carpet-focused line in 2013 has also made Charlie Brear a destination for beautifully made eveningwear.
Since founding the brand as creative director and designer, the journey has been an all-encompassing one for Charlie. Drive and a true passion for her craft has enabled the eponymous label to grow from a fledgling start-up to a global success story rooted in Britain. With external demands, a young family and a growing team to manage, Charlie knows only too well the devotion needed to oversee a business.
'If you can do something that you really love, it doesn't feel like work.' Charlie Brear