Meet the Team
At Ava all our corsets are handmade and individually crafted by a small team who each have a strong passion for corsetry, so when you place an order with us, you know that your corset will be made someone who understands and shares your passion...
Amy - Corset Maker
Amy is responsible for corset production and devotes herself to detail and precision and maintaining the highest standards on all your orders. For Amy, corsetry is the embodiment of strength, restraint, control and beauty – the ultimate fantasy. She is personally inspired by the proud history of English fashion and the treasures of different cultures, she works toward exquisitely crafted, traditional pieces with a flair for the exotic
Since childhood, Amy has had a fascination with the way we adorn ourselves. Developing a love and appreciation of period and theatrical costume forged her desire to reintroduce a little slice of that romance back into everyday life, which is what sparked off her journey as a Corsetière. She specialised in corsetry in her Contour Fashion Degree and her Graduate collection has appeared on the front page of industry journals and London catwalk shows.
Before joining Ava, Amy spent a year teaching in China. She has also gained industry experience in the UK, working with Violet Wilde Bespoke Corsetry and Saville Row tailor Thomas Mahon, which led her to working in quality control for high end lingerie brand Made By Niki where she developed her love and understanding of exquisitely made lingerie.
She spends her spare time designing and making corsets and lingerie and reproducing period costume, and having studied the history of corsetry and its construction, she enjoys reproducing authentic techniques and using traditional methods of pattern cutting.
Amy lives in Chesterfield with her collection of Victorian antiques and a collection of 15th century to modern day handmade corsets.