Inspired by the curvy female silhouette, travel, culture and beautiful colours Kemi Boutique is a unique Bespoke and Customized Plus Size Bridal and Evening collection by Designer & Creative Entrepreneur Kemi Farquharson.
“Kemi” is a Nigerian name from the Yoruba people meaning “Cares for me” and this defines the boutique and its essence, by providing a personal style advice and a fine tailoring service by appointment for our customers. All our bespoke designs are Hand Made within our London Studios, whilst our fabrics are carefully sources for quality, care, comfort and style. We love creating our clients dream dress with our couture dressmaking, delicate laces, silks, satins, luxury fabrics, intricate embellishments and fine finishing.
Kemi Boutique collection services sizes UK size 12 to size 26, and our bespoke service serves women of all shapes and sizes providing a unique personalised shopping experiencing for all our clients.
Kemi Boutque collections range from elegant, traditional and vintage to a unique pastel palette of colours spanning from the traditional to unconventional to elegance with a sense of drama.
Designer / Proprietor
Nigerian born, Kemi grew up in London and established a first career in Business and Finance before Studying Professional Sewing, Pattern Cutting, Draping and Fashion Illustration at Morley College.
Being diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) in her early twenties Kemi took some years to embrace her curves and redefine hey syndrome. It was during her late twenties, frustrated with the European plus size market and her PCOS that Kemi traveled to Jamaica for a few months to relax, rejuvenate and designed her own plus size collection.
“My inspiration is life itself. I love to travel, new adventures, colour, comfort, love and draw my inspiration from memories I have created, my digital camera and notepad are with me all the time and I love to capture the memories of the moment. It is that captured memory that I have infused into my collection of designs, and why my ready to wear collection is limited edition, a unique dress for a unique woman.”
Her latest collection has had international interest from London, to Lagos to Brazil. Curvy Brides worldwide have welcomed the Plus Size Designer who caters for their feminine silhouette with a very personal service.
“I am often asked why curvy wedding dresses, well I am a curvy woman and have been a bride, when I was looking for my wedding dress I notices that there were not a lot of boutiques that catered for my size or did not have a warmth in serving a plus size bride so I decided to make a career change and offer a personable service for women with curves. My current collection is inspired by travel and culture. I wanted to reflect creativity of life and love in a gown, so my collection is infused with colour and delicate hand finishing.”
Loving Your Curves Wedding Fair
Driven by offering Plus Size women choice, quality and luxury. Kemi Farquharson founded Loving Your Curves, the UK’s First Plus Size Wedding Fair and Fuller Figured Expo.