The Designer

Suzanne Anderson

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Suzanne Anderson Couture is all about creating elegant bridal gowns for the modern bride.

Our designs are made of luxurious silk fabrics, french laces, hand embroidery and hand beading.

Each gown is designed for comfort, fit and movement. Our gowns are lightweight and easy to wear.

Our gowns are handcrafted in the USA.

Quality is our number one priority.

Behind the scenes

Our Story

I grew up in a small midwestern town.  I was inspired my Aunt who was an exceptional seamstress. At age 6 I begged my Mother to teach me how to sew.  My Mother agreed after much persistence from me.  We decided to sew a doll dress. I watched as my Mother cut out a pattern from the yellow pages in the phone book, laid the pattern on the fabric and cut the dress out.  I sat right next to her as she sewed the dress on her Kenmore sewing machine.  From that moment on I was hooked!  I taught myself to sew until I got into junior high and I took my first sewing class.

I set out to college majoring in Sociology, but that Is not where I ended up. I started sewing clothing for a local rock band for extra cash. 

I changed major's and was accepted to Ray Vogue College of design in Chicago, Illinois.  I majored in Fashion Design and received a technical degree.  I designed a wedding gown for a friend and that was the beginning of my career in bridal. 

After working in product development in the corporate world for many years and desiring creative freedom I started my business SuZann Designs in 1998 out of my home.  I leased a space in 2001 in the west loop district in Chicago. My gowns were distributed retail and wholesale,

 In 2007 I left the business  to  go back to school to finish my Bachelors Degree in fashion design. I graduated from The Illinois Institute of Art in 2010

And in 2015 relaunched my brand Suzanne Anderson Couture.

Exciting things are happening here , it 2021 we are launching a second label.... more to come!

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We specialize in Modern styling with clean lines, luxurious fabrics, and stunning accents.  Handmade Bridal gowns, retro styling with a modern twist.

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