A b o u t
At just 15 years old, Designer Louanna Murphy got her first taste of the bridal industry after accepting a part time job as an alterations seamstress in a local bridal shop. Fascinated by fashion from a young age, she jumped at the opportunity to be the first to un-box new arrivals and get an up close and personal look at the construction of each gown.
She went on to study costume design at Dalhousie Univeristy (Halifax) and fashion & textile arts at LaSalle College (Montreal), The Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (Halifax) , and finally the College of Fine Arts via New South Wales University (Sydney, Australia)
After launching RTW womenswear line Dreamboat Lucy alongside her jewellery designing sister, the designer has returned to her roots and ventured back into the world of bridal with brand Lou Atelier.
The Lou bride , is not one to shy away from fashion risks. She is confident, effortlessly cool, and ultimately a romantic at heart. Drawing inspiration from artists Mucha & Klimt, and style icons such as Jane Birkin and David Bowie, Lou gowns have an ethereal feel but with an edge.
Louanna's designs have been featured in Flare, Fashion Magazine, and she was a finalist in the Mercedes Benz Start up Competition for up and coming designers. She currently lives in Calgary, Alberta where she designs and produces each Lou Atelier gown.