Getting married in a sustainable way, is a big wedding trend. But how sustainable is a dress that is only worn once? The dream in white unfortunately leaves an XL ecological footprint. And this is exactly where Simone Stark’s concept comes in: Dealing with fast-moving fashion trends and mass production has made the clothing technician and trained tailor reflect and change her attitude forever. After almost 20 years in the fashion industry with big houses like Escada, Rena Lange and Willy Bogner, she has filled a gap with her idea: In her bridal studio “hugs & kisses” in Munich, she gives unique wedding dresses, accessories and decorative items a second chance.
At hugs & kisses, every wedding dress receives a second chance
In 2019, Simone Stark got married in a secondhand wedding dress and would like to share this experience with others, who are getting married. Her motivation? To find the perfect secondhand wedding dress for every bride and thus make a small contribution to a more sustainable wedding industry. This way, she can indulge in her passion for fashion and still remain true to her values.
#rethink #reduce #relove are the pillars on which the philosophy of hugs & kisses is based on.
Finding a sustainable wedding dress is anything but easy. For a reason, sustainable bloggers have spent a lot of time on this topic and shared their experiences with their followers to make sustainable marriage easier. Simone Stark and her Munich-based bridal studio, hugs & kisses, are making a big contribution because here ‘brides-to-be’ can find everything that makes a wedding heart beat faster: unique dresses, fantastic accessories and decorative items. And everything secondhand.
From brides to brides. And for the planet.
First class service included: The dream dress doesn’t quite fit? Something is missing? Alterations, personal wishes, newly-made articles or the staging of the entire look for the perfect wedding dress are all fulfilled by the passionate tailor in her studio in Haidhausen.
Simone Stark deliberately does not have an online store. For the first encounter with the “historic” dresses, she has perfectly staged her bridal studio. With lovingly selected used furniture and large mirrors, she created the perfect pre-wedding setting. And to be honest, what could be better than to choose the dress for the most beautiful day of your life in a dreamlike atmosphere with your family or best friends and including a personalized consultation?
Good to know: In the future, Simone’s bridal studio will offer workshops on everything around the topics of weddings, sewing and upcycling.
Looking to provide a second chance to your already worn wedding dress or on the lookout for the perfect wedding dress? Make an appointment here:
Bridal Studio hugs & kisses BY SIMONE STARK | Pariser Straße 20, 81667 Munich, Phone: 0162 3148761