Garnish is a culture...

Our ethos is creativity and originality. Our impression is ever-lasting.


GARNISH is a culture…

A culture that embraces the radiance of a smile, the innovation of a design and the essence of what it means to be a bride.

Garnish Couture can design and custom-make the perfect Bridal Gown for your wedding, along with your Bridesmaids dresses or an elegant item for any special event. Since our founding in 2004, each of our designer gowns is masterfully crafted. We use only the finest of fabrics, detailed down to each intricate stitch, bead, feather and sequin.

We will drape you in the elegance and beauty you've only dreamed of, because at Garnish it's more than just a dress, it's a representation of the most beautiful day where your sense of self is revealed.

From the inspiring design process to the skillful execution of our one-off, custom-made gowns, our unlimited passion and professionalism remains flawless. Garnish specializes in haute couture bridal gowns and gowns for the entire bridal party.

To schedule an appointment at our studio, simply complete the Contact Us form below and a representative will contact you back shortly.

Bridesmaids Dresses

Our Bridesmaids Dresses are bespoke, custom designed and hand made for your special occasion. With over 17 years experience, Garnish Couture can assist you and your Bridal party in creating the dresses you have dreamed of. Complete the Contact Us form below and a representative will be in contact shortly

The Designer


Kristin Masters is a South African fashion designer, best known for her impeccable attention to detail, hand-dyed fabrics and one-of-a-kind finishing techniques. her work, represents silhouette and design lines that are neat, simple and clean with intricate handcrafted details, coupled with exquisite textures and unique colors that will create the perfect balance between femininity and edgy lines. After completing a degree in Fashion Design, her natural ability to construct garments earned her numerous awards and an offer of an internship with Ellie Saab in New York, but due to a fully functional bridal label, Garnish and designing over 200 bridal gowns a year, she had to turn down the opportunity.

After 14 successful years in the bridal industry, Kristin’s also entered the exciting world of kids’ fashion and her second label, a bespoke high-end fashion label for little girls, Soapbox launched in 2014. Though very demanding, Kristin still believes in being very hands-on as she still oversees the design of each and every garment for both, Garnish and Soapbox, currently servicing clients from all over Africa and the rest of the world.

My Family is my LIFE
I LOVE most my husband and our son
I NEED to create every day
The African bush is my ESCAPE
My greatest STRENGTH is knowing who I am
Chocolate cake is my biggest WEAKNESS
It is a CHALLENGE to get through the morning without a cup of good coffee
I find INSPIRATION all around me
My DREAMS are far too big to contain
I BELIEVE everything is possible

Designing is my is what I do best.


The Team

Our amazing team are experienced in the art of patternmaking, draping, beading and finishing, and this is evident in the exquisite pieces we have been producing for over 12 Years.

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The final product left my photographer saying “wedding of the season based on that dress”. I stole the show for being in it. The fit and quality were impeccable, the blog Style me Pretty quotes it as “the bride’s sleek, classic, unadorned gown made of white denim fits the aesthetic almost as perfectly as it fits her figure”.
‘Every bride should have a Kristin’.

Karen Carr

“Congratulations to the Garnish team for not only mastering the art of making gorgeous gowns and couture, but for mastering the art of great, memorable service too!”

Zuki Kekana

“Working with kristin was an exciting and easy experience. Her designs and ideas are a breath of fresh air and my dress was a MASTERPIECE! I knew I wanted something unique and that is just what I got.
Kristin, you are a legend! I really wore the dress of my dreams! “

Joanne Grusd

“As little girls we dream about the beautiful dress we would like to wear on our big day. Kristin is the magic wand that makes that dress a reality - with added flair and femininity. She has a heart of gold and an exceptional talent. She is always passionate and really walked the extra mile for me and my bridal party. It rarely happens that a designer really listens to your needs & ideas. Kris is a true gem!”

Charlene Van Der Westerhuizen

‘I just have to thank you again for making the dress of my dreams – EVERYONE was absolutely in love with my dress and it was just perfect for this day I have dreamt about since I was small. It would not have been possible without you  SO thank you so much!!!!’

Lenel Van Gent

You made my gown that was beyond my expectations and dreams! Thank you for making my fairytale come true!

Tenille Robertson

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Johannesburg, South Africa

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