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Bridal Wear

Your wedding day is a magical and exciting day - and your dress should reflect that magic!

Xela fashion studio offers the bride a variety of options that will enable her to find her perfect gown that will compliment her figure, budget and sense of style.

Our ONE-OFF gowns are individually designed and evolve into the ultimate expression of who you are! Designing and producing high quality gowns is integral to our service. Alex Asman, owner of Xela Fashion Studio, has 22 years experience in creating unique one-off couture wedding gowns tailor made to suit every bride's individuality and style. By choosing Xela Fashion Studio to design your wedding gown and/or those of your bridesmaids/Mother of the bride, you are assured of quality service at an affordable price and personal supervision from start to finish. We pride ourselves on our attention to detail, high standards and will create a gown for you that will be as memorable as your wedding day itself. Let Xela create an unforgettable wedding gown for you, your bridesmaid and your mother.

As an alternative we offer an exquisite collection of imported bridal gowns. These high fashion gowns offer the look and feel of luxury and sophistication. As all our imported gowns are made specifically for the individual and they are guaranteed to fit like a glove. With over 1300 gowns to choose from, why not enjoy a consultation with a qualified designer while choosing your dream gown. Our order lead time is 2-3 months.

Bridal Options

Xela takes each bride by the hand and walks her through an exciting journey of:

  1. Having a wedding gown uniquely designed and made to measure especially to suit your personal style whether the style is simple, classical, alternative, modern or dazzling.
  2. Designing and advising on outfits for your retinue, either designer made or from catalogue order.
  3. Buying from our beautiful collection of imported catalogue gowns that retail for R5500-00

As we offer highly specialised advice we charge R250-00 for a consultation/design session that is refundable on any order placed.
(please note all designs at a consultation remain the property of Xela fashion studio)

Xela offers design sessions, where your dress and your retinue's outfits are sketched and designed. We offer extensive advice on colours, figures, styling etc of your complete retinue. The working drawings and designs are yours to take and have manufactured elsewhere. We charge R850-00 for a design session that is refundable against orders placed.

Bridal Gallery

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BRIDAL PORTFOLIO

Xela hosts a wonderful book of vouchers that are available to their brides called the Bridal Portfolio.

In the portfolio there are discounts and free offers from over 14 suppliers in the wedding industry in Mpumalanga. From photographers, beauty, hair, music, cakes and so much more. For more information on the bridal portfolio, please email us on info@xela.co.za

Our wedding wagon service is busy under construction, please contact us should you wish for more information.

EVENING WEAR

Sumptuous fabrics with modern flair gracefully take shape as we design your perfect evening dress. On your special occasion you should look and feel like the goddess you are! At Xela our evening and special occasion gowns and outfits are designed and made for the individual, ensuring a perfect compliment between styling, personality and fit. We are happy for you to supply your own fabric or be guided by us by choosing from our selection of fabrics.

As an alternative we offer an exquisite collection of imported evening gowns. These high fashion gowns offer the look and feel of luxury and sophistication. As all our imported gowns are made specifically for the individual and they are guaranteed to fit like a glove. With over 600 gowns to choose from, why not enjoy a consultation with a qualified designer while choosing your dream gown. Our order lead time is 2-3 months.

We take pride in making your quest for the perfect evening dress simple!

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MATRIC FAREWELL -male and female

matric dressYour matric dance is an important and memorable occasion in your school career and one you will cherish for all your life.

Be fashionable with the latest trends and silhouettes at your matric farewell! With our individually designed matric gowns, we will advise you on how to style a dress that will compliment your figure, focus on your assets while minimizing your flaws and expressing your unique personality. While designing our ON-OFF evening gowns we focus not only on creating a perfect look that will suit your body shape, skin colour and age, but we also look at the various facets of each girl’s unique preferences.

As an alternative we offer an exquisite collection of imported matric gowns. These high fashion gowns offer the look and feel of luxury and sophistication. As all our imported gowns are made specifically for the individual they are guaranteed to fit like a glove. With over 600 gowns to choose from, why not enjoy a consultation with a qualified designer while choosing your dream gown. Our order lead time is 2-3 months.

Remember the dress must not wear you BUT you must wear the dress!

For the Gents we have a range of suits and accessories, such as waistcoats and ties available for rental. We design and manufacture suits, waistcoats, ties and shirts to ensure that even the men get a designer look that is within their budget

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Our service is professional, personal and proficient.

DURBAN JULY

What can one say about the Vodacom Durban July! It is a time that designers love! Themed Avant Garde outfits! Competitions!

At Xela we have dressed many ladies and men who are attending the "July", from the more conservative to the totally over the top.

We have had finalists in the “at the track” fashion competitions and no outfit, hat or accessory is too much for us to achieve.

As we individually design we can assure that you won’t be pulled too far out of your comfort zone while blending into an amazing fashion wonderland.


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MEN'S WEAR

Xela Man is an opportunity for men to discover the pleasure of fashion. Whether the trend is shorter jackets or longer car coats, oxford bag trousers, cigarette legs or skinny's Xela offers men the opportunity to have clothing made specifically to their needs, desires and wants. All our suits and outfits are individually made and fitted, offering the most comfortable and effective results.

We are currently in the process of offering an extensive range of imported catalogue suits to ensure that THE LOOK for your special occasion is within your budget.

Xela Rentals is a range of men's evening suits and accessories that is available for rental. While getting the advice from a qualified stylist, you can ensure that you are ready for any special occasion, be it wedding, corporate or matric farewell.

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READY MADE CATALOGUE DRESSES & GOWNS

Wedding dresses, evening and matric gowns, bridesmaids, flowergirl and mother of the bride outfits:

We have over 1600 imported beautifully styled and beaded gowns that are available from our catalog.

As qualified designers we guide you on your selections and advise you on your figure, colours and styling ensuring a result that is both stunning and personalised.

All gowns are available in over 60 colour shades and require a 3 month delivery time.

PRICING:

Wedding gowns R5500 - R6500

Evening gowns R3550 - R4550

Bridesmaids R3000 - R3800

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Xela Fashion College

Xela Fashion College is owner run and offers learners of all ages from 18-81 the opportunity to study fashion design in a 2 year full time course.

Owner Alex Asman qualified as a fashion designer in 1987 and has over 24 years of experience in various aspects of the fashion industry.

Along with lecturers Donna (2006 BA in fashion & textile design), Wendy (Xela college graduate 2008) and Melody Tomlinson (business & life coach), Alex and her team offer hands on practical tutoring on valuable designing subjects such as design, illustration, pattern cutting, garment manufacture, fabric, accessories, business and marketing.

Matric pass is preferable but not compulsory as students are accepted on talent and passion.

Enrollments for course starting in January are now open.
To set up an interview call 013 752 6654

To be added to our mailing list and receive up to date information please email all your contact details to info@xela.co.za

COLLEGE

Xela Fashion College offers a 2 year full time diploma course in fashion design. Each Course commences in January of each year and enrolments open 6 months prior. All students are accepted on merit, passion and talent. Our college is situated in Nelspruit and classes are Monday to Friday mornings.

Designing is a fun career and the subjects which you will learn and master will be:

  1. Fashion Sketching
  2. Technical drawing
  3. Pattern manipulation & grading
  4. Garment manufacture
  5. Accessories - making hats, fascinators, flowers and much more.
  6. History of fashion
  7. Fabric recognition
  8. Business skills & Marketing
All subjects are taught by qualified lecturers who are young and fun. This is a course for all ages and genders.

We are a City & Guild accredited centre and offer internationally recognized and accredited Diplomas.

To be added to our mailing list and receive up to date information please email all your contact details to info@xela.co.za

PART TIME & HOLIDAY COURSES

At Xela College we offer more informal short fun courses in the evenings and during school holidays:

  1. Evening sewing classes
  2. Fashion sketching
  3. Fabric painting
  4. and many more...

To be added to our mailing list and receive up to date information please email all your contact details to info@xela.co.za

Xela Fashion College Photos

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About Xela

Originally from Johannesburg, Xela Fashion studio & Design College relocated to Nelspruit, Mpumalanga in 1999. Alex Asman, owner of Xela Fashion studio & Design College, has over 24 years experience in creating unique one-off couture wedding and evening gowns that are tailor made to suit every bride or ladies individuality and style.

By choosing Xela fashion studio to design your wedding gown and/or those of your bridesmaids/ mother of bride, you are assured of quality service at a very affordable price and Alex’s personal supervision from start to finish. Alex and her staff pride themselves on their attention to detail, high standards and will create a gown for you that will be as memorable as your wedding day itself.

Recently Xela has introduced a large selection of catalog/ready made gowns that are imported to size and retail for R5500-00 each. Enjoy all the advice and help from a qualified designer and your dress to suit your budget.

SUMMARY OF SERVICES

At Xela we offer the following services:

  1. Individually designed and made to measure wedding gowns
  2. Imported Catalogue wedding gowns
  3. Individually designed and made to measure evening and matric gowns
  4. Imported Catalogue evening & matric gowns
  5. Special occasion outfits
  6. Wardrobes
  7. Men's suit rentals, Catalogue clothing and individually designed clothing
  8. Full time diploma course in Fashion Design
  9. Evening and part time fun course in fashion and arts.

CONSULTATIONS, an hour where we discuss, advise and choose or design your gown. Designs and drawings remain the property of Xela are charged at R250-00 and is refundable against any order placed.

DESIGN SESSIONS, an hours consultation where we discuss, advise and design your gown and retinue's outfits. You will get detailed drawings and designs that you are to take away with you, R850-00 per hour and refundable against orders placed.

OTHER SERVICES

PUBLIC SPEAKING AND MOTIVATIONAL TALKS

As an experienced public speaker, Alex Asman owner of Xela Fashion Studio & Design College, frequently offers talks on topics such as making your wardrobe work for you, your figure and clothing, running and marketing your entrepreneurial business, play time for busy women, how to balance your private and professional life, taking time for me!

ROAD SHOWS AND SCHOOL TALKS

Every year Xela takes a matric road show to the schools in and around Nelspruit. The road show is a fun interactive presentation given by professionals in the field of hair, make up and fashion to Grade 11 & 12 pupils. This offers a guideline as to what to expect and how best to choose your outfits, hair and make up to ensure your matric night is magical and all that your dreamed.

Alex gives talks to scholars on topics such as:

  1. Appropriate attire for an interview
  2. How to behave before, during and after an interview
  3. Confidence - how do I get it?
  4. Learning to love my body
  5. Shaking hands and keeping eye contact.
All talks are done in a fun and entertaining manner, enabling students to interact and ask questions when desired.

Should you wish your school to be added to our road show or organise a talk for the students kindly contact us on info@xela.co.za or 0137526654

Contact Us

Xela Contact Details

Alex Asman
013 -752-6654
email - info@xela.co.za

Physical Address
49 Murray Street
Nelspruit