Alice Padrul Biography
Alice Padrul was born in Moscow, Russia, where she began her formal education in fashion design. She was exposed to classical art instruction in drawing, painting, art history and historical costume design. After graduating from Moscow Textile Institute and relocating to Chicago she enrolled at the School of the Art Institute Chicago in 1978, where she continued her studies in fashion design and received her degree. After working with several leading designers, Alice opened her own company in 1983, which was dedicated to special occasion gowns. At this time Alice's designs were selling to five major department stores and three hundred specialty stores throughout the world. High praise and consistent recognition led her to the World Trade Fashion Fair in 1990 in Osaka, Japan, where she presented her line.
Several years ago, Alice naturally transitioned from special occasion designs to bridal couture exclusively. She created her signature bridal collection and in fall of 2004 Alice launched her bridal couture line. The highest standards of workmanship, a unique style and attention to detail have made her line successful. The press absolutely loves Alice Padrul and featured her designs on a covers of Brides magazine. Highly publicized and admired, she has editorials in Elegant Bride, Modern Bride and InStyle magazines. Her line is available at select bridal salons in United States and in Europe.
Looking for the space to see and work with brides, Alice opened Bridal Studio- Boutique in Chicago, in a West Loop. Each dress is designed by Alice Padrul and hand-crafted by her expert staff in Chicago studio. Alice oversees the production of every gown down to its ornate detail.