Herald on Sunday
THE BRIDAL DYNASTY
Vinka Design has been dressing society brides since 1959.
Legendary couturier the late Vinka Lucas transformed the fashion scene when she established the business. Daughter Anita Turner was practically raised in the Vinka workroom and her earliest memories are of watching her mother designing and creating.
Turner never considered any other career than following in her mother’s footsteps and is firmly at the helm of the long-standing design house with more than 30 years of professional experience to her name.
And now the third generation has entered the business. Anita’s daughter Helena started out modelling the bespoke gowns and is now Vinka’s marketing manager. She has woven a new generation of A-listers and social media stars into the intricate workings of the atelier at 242 Queen St, which is currently being transformed into a magnificent space for brides-to-be to be guided into their dream gowns.