Originally from England, Karen completed her studies in Australia before returning to London to work in the UK fashion industry. She found her calling in bridal couture and returned to Australia to establish the Karen Willis Holmes brand. The main appeal of bridal wear for Karen was its unfaltering demand of attention to detail and an exceptional fit.
In 2004, following the success of the Karen Willis Holmes couture label, Karen was inspired to begin creating ready-to-wear bridal collections. These innovative collections cater to clients who require a wedding gown with couture-like quality, innovative design, and a high level of customer service - but with the ease and price of a ready-to-wear wedding dress.
Karen’s style reflects her lifelong love of fashion. Influenced in particular by the fashion periods of the 18th century and the 1940’s, her collections celebrate the spirit of today’s modern bride both stylish and sophisticated, all with the signature Karen Willis Holmes twist.