|Store Type |||Accessories, Bridal/Formal Wear, Custom/Tailoring|
|Payment |||Interac, MasterCard, American Express, Visa|
|Neighbourhood |||Vancouver City Centre|
|Getting There |||Transit: #C23|
|Cross Street |||Between Smithe and Robson|
|(By Appointment Only) Mon – Sat 10:30 – 5:00|
Profile Last Updated: April 02, 2009
Sandra Sung has been profiled by Vancouver Life Style, International Bridal Japanese, Real Wedding Magazine, The Toronto Star, Montreal Gazette, City TV’s Cityline, and elsewhere. Her designs are available at exclusive boutiques in cities across Canada and the U.S., but those of us lucky to live here can drop by Sung’s Yaletown shop. Her collection comprises more than 200 ready-to-wear bridal gowns.
Fine fabrics and sensual styles
Sung’s fashion-conscious designs cross the spectrum of bridal styles. Elegant, narrow column gowns; frothy tulle confections; full princess-style skirts; corset bodices…there is something for every taste and every wedding. She’s especially known for designing traditional Chinese Mandarin dresses, known as cheongsams, but fuses eastern and western traditions by offering them in white as well as the customary red, and with a veil. For Sung, it’s all about the fabric, including silk, satin, silk organza and peau de soie with silk.
Something about Sung
Sung is originally from Taiwan. When she was growing up, she would admire the beautiful brides she saw at weddings taking place in the church across the street. She studied design in Taiwan, and when she moved to Canada in the 1970s, she worked in bridal and flower shops to gain experience and to understand western culture. She opened her first bridal boutique in 1986, and hasn’t looked back since. After word-of-mouth spread, Eaton’s came calling, and in 2001 her designs started to pop up in stores south of the border.
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