How long does production take?
The Couture calendar tends to be booked up at least 6 months in advance, so make sure to get in touch as soon as possible if this is something you're interested in. Production then usually takes around a month. A Customised project doesn't usually require any advance booking, but usually takes around a month to update.
I'm interested in Customised artwork, but my theme hasn't been created yet. What's the next step?
Let us know what theme or destination you are interested in, and we'll see what we can do. We usually select our themes based on popularity as well as Emerence's availability for painting, so the more requests for a specific collection the better!
How do I chose between a Customised and Couture collection?
The major differences between the two are down to exclusivity, price, and originality. Couture offers design exclusivity until 6 months after your event, the artwork will be 100% inspired by you with as many edits as necessary offered, with an average spend of £15000 for a full online and printed suite. In contrast, a Customised collection offers no exclusivity, the artwork will be inspired by a specific destination or theme, and the average spend is around £7000 for a website and invitation.
How is the artwork created?
All the artwork is first hand-painted by Emérence de Potesta, scanned, with all compositions for the website and printed stationery created digitally. Given that each item is painted separately, it's possible to easily change the compositions, adapt colour etc. When commissioning Couture ARTWORK, as much new artwork as required will be painted by Emérence. The composition is then created by often mixing in some pre-existing elements, resulting with an original collage which is 100% inspired by you and your vision.
Can I print the artwork myself?
High Definition access will only be granted for some of the Couture artwork, including emblems, portraits and fully Couture maps. For all other Couture artwork or Customised artwork, Potesta Designs will retain all rights.
It is possible to apply some of the artwork to our event's guest favours and on-site branding?
It is possible for us to send some of the artwork directly to your selected supplier, depending on what is requested. A starting fee of £250 will be added for any possible adaption needed for printing.
Can I use the artwork for any commercial purposes?
Sadly this is not possible. However, If you wish for Potesta Designs to eventually work with you on a commercial branding project, please get in touch in order to discuss possible options.
What happens to the artwork after my event?
With all Customised artwork, there is no exclusivity, meaning that the artwork will either be directly adapted from or added to Potesta Design's Library. For all Couture artwork, you will have exclusivity to the compositions (not the individual painted items) for up to 6 months after your event. After that, the artwork will become a part of Potesta Design's Library.