About The Designer

Originally from New Zealand, Leonard Derecourt moved to the Gold Coast in 1979 and he has lived and worked here ever since.

Formally trained in the tradition of French haute couture, Leonard is renowned for his designs and for the quality of his gowns, and he has achieved an outstanding number of awards in recognition for his work.

Several times a multiple winner, Leonard Derecourt Designer has collected a grand total of some 30 section awards, as well as winning Supreme Awards in 1989, 1990, 1992 and 1993.

In 1994 Leonard was the first and to this date only designer to be inducted into the Gold Coast Hall of Fame.

Most recently, Leonard is a multiple winner in the QLD Brides Design Award as well as again achieving Supreme Awards in 2005 and 2006. His talents are complemented by his exceptional dedication to detail, and he personally oversees all work so that it fulfils his exacting demands.

Leonard creates approximately ten season gowns twice a year, and his spectacular collections reflect the best of bridal fashions worldwide. He has a collection of one-off exclusively designed pieces, or you can have a stunning gown created from your own ideas for you and the entire bridal party.

All Leonard Derecourt gowns are designed and made with love here in Queensland, Australia.