Welcome! Soma Design specializes in designing bespoke haute couture bridal gowns Sydney’s brides love and evening attire that draws the attention of the entire room.
To create beautiful and elegant custom made designer wedding dresses Sydney and Australia-wide, Yan works closely with his customers every step of the way. We take each bride through a personalized process to bring dreams, ideas, and inspiration together to create a gown that truly reflects an individual and unique style. When we are done, each bride has her own custom made wedding dress showcasing a dress with that unique Sydney style.
Behind it all is Yan Pothin, the creator of Soma Design.
Yan has over 16 years of experience in Bridal Couture and Fashion Design, working in fashion houses both locally in Australia, and abroad. Yan has an incredible vision that drives the company and Soma Design brand, but at its core, he is committed to ensuring that Soma Design creates gorgeous designer wedding dresses Sydney brides love!
He has long cherished a desire to make each bride’s dream come true on such a special day, their wedding day. This is reflected in his attention to detail as he strives to create the dream dress for each and every bride.
While his inspiration comes from many avenues, and is always influenced by the bride, her style. Yan knows the designs that have influenced him and his style as a designer. “I absolutely love the way women were dressed 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.” And it shows.
The influence of Parisian and Hollywood glamour, both past and present, can be found layered throughout his work.
Beyond his influences, his passion for beautiful fabrics, matched with his exquisite design concepts, have established Yan Pothin as a leading edge designer whose creative fulfillment is achieved by designing stunning haute couture gowns.
Because of his passion for designing beautiful custom made wedding gowns in Sydney, Yan remains fully engaged throughout the entire design and creation process. Until the perfect gown for the perfect bride on her perfect day reaches completion, Yan remains active with his innovative style.
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 and silk Mikado. He also specializes in applique and beading and is rigorous about the cut and fall of a dress for maximum elegance advantage.
Simply put, 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.”