Beyond Burlesque is a specialist bridal and occasion wear brand, contemporary couture for women who want to look sexy and confident. The label was launched in 2008, driven by the design and production skills of designer Belinda Chorley, ably supported by a network of couture talent and specialist suppliers.
Beyond Burlesque garments are unique creations draped around a corset base exquisitely engineered to enhance the female silhouette. All Beyond Burlesque garments are tailor-made through fittings and design consultations in Crouch End, north London.
When you make an appointment with us, you will meet personally with designer Belinda Chorley to try different styles and discuss the garment you desire. Consultations are free and with no obligation.
Belinda’s unique style is informed by her own progression through club culture and fetish wear to high-end couture. After graduating in fashion and textiles in Bristol, Belinda began supplying her own designs to local boutiques and working with artists such as Massive Attack. Music and fashion continued to merge with a move to London in the design conscious ‘80s, where she dressed trendsetting artists such as Dead or Alive, The Pet Shop Boys, Cathy Dennis and Aztec Camera.
Street fashion and fetish wear were an important thread in Belinda’s evolution. Following work for cult youth labels Artificial Eye and UK Today in the ‘90s she opened her own fetish and club-wear shop in Brighton – the award-winning “Snog on Rocks”.
Belinda is also Vivienne Westwood’s specialist corsetiere, an affiliation that has cemented her graduation to luxury couture. In a working relationship spanning two decades, Belinda is entrusted with Gold Label red carpet commissions frequently seen in the media spotlight.
The cast of international leading ladies Belinda has recently dressed in the Beyond Burlesque label includes Angelina Jolie, Gillian Anderson, Rebecca Bottone, Greta Scacchi, Nancy Dell’Olio and Dawn French. Her corsets feature in the new film Anna Karenina, cinching Alicia Vikander and Keira Knightley.