We specialize in designing bespoke haute couture bridal gowns and evening attire.
Also offering a ready to wear range of wedding dresses in our Sydney showroom, we work closely with our customers to bring together their dreams, ideas and inspiration to create a gown that truly reflects a bride’s individual and unique style.
Yan Pothin is the creator of Soma Design. He has long cherished a desire to make each bride’s dream come true on such a special day.
Yan has over 16 years of experience in Bridal Couture and Fashion Design, working in fashion houses both locally in Australia, and abroad. His inspiration comes from many avenues, including Parisian and Hollywood Glamour, past and present “I absolutely love the way women were styled in those classic black and white films, actresses like Garbo, Hepburn and Munroe to name a few, I guess this is where Glamour and Chic originated and is still emulated today” his passion for beautiful fabrics, matched with his exquisite design concepts, establish Yan Pothin as a leading edge designer whose creative fulfilment is achieved by designing exquisite couture. With his innovative style Yan remains fully engaged and interactive until the perfect gown for the perfect bride on her perfect day reaches completion. His love of making his client’s dreams come true on their special day is reflected in his attention to detail as he strives to create the dream dress for each and every bride.
Yan’s design specialties include the use of: French Chantilly lace, beaded Italian tulles, and imported silks from luxurious liquid silk satin to more structured silk dupion and duchess satin. He specializes in applique and beading and is rigorous about the cut and fall of a dress for maximum elegance advantage. Yan’s gowns are based on simple classical designs with a modern twist, “I believe that a classical element in a design keeps a gown looking beautiful for all time”
Soma Design gowns and ready to wear dresses can be viewed at the showroom by appointment.