Welcome to ‘Hides Couture’. During my degree course I worked with sheepskins which I subsequently showed at London Fashion Week. My dissertation was ‘Dying for Life’ and I discovered how much oil it takes to manufacture fake fur. Therefore I’m using real sheepskin in my ready-to-wear collection. It is amazing to see how many sheep it takes to make each garment. I sit happily with the wearing of sheepskin because it is a by-product from the food chain. In 1997 I set up my own studio ‘Heidi Instance Couture’ and began designing bespoke wedding dresses and special occasion wear for individual clients. After bringing up my two wonderful boys I have now come back to working with sheepskin, taking it from the initial design concept to the end creation. Please contact me to find out more or if you'd like to visit me in my studio! Treat it with respect, look gorgeous, feel beautiful!