Renowned Australian wedding dress designer Coral Johnston is the founder and head designer of Corston Couture, a Sydney Australia – based bridal gown design company, known for its romantic, fashion-forward, and often sensual wedding gowns.
Background and design philosophy
Johnston’s passion for design started young, evident in her notebook sketches from childhood.
Her mother, a sewing teacher, provided early guidance, and by 15, Johnston was making most of her own clothes.
While studying science at university, she ran a side business repairing and creating shirts and trousers for sportsmen.
Corston couture was established in 1989, when she finished studying at university, it was driven by Johnston knowing she didn’t want to work in the scientific field and obtaining so much pleasure from creating clothing for her sporting cliental.
In 1992 she pivoted to woman’s wear and by 1998 was focusing exclusively on bridal.
Design style and services:
Johnston’s signature style blends romanticism with modern edge, often incorporating lace, beading, and flowing silhouettes.
She has always been known for her personalized approach, but as the company grew, in 2010 she decided to once again pivot this time to wholesale, and creating ready-to-wear (RTW) collections.
Johnston’s love for meeting brides and working with them personally to create the dress of their dreams has never changed, and although the collections are now available internationally, she still sees a very select number of clients for couture, bespoke designs in Sydney.
Bespoke gowns start at $8000 and require a consultation with Johnston before the 6-9 month creation process begins.
All gowns( RTW & Bespoke ) are handmade in Sydney by Johnston’s skilled team.
Recognition and reputation:
Corston Couture boasts a 5-star rating on google with positive reviews praising the quality, design, and personalized service.
Johnston has been featured in various media outlets, including Vogue, InStyle, Bride to Be, White Magazine, the tv show Married at First Sight, in many pageants and award shows, as well as concerts and red carpet events.
Her designs have graced many thousands of brides across Australia and internationally.