Basia Zarzycka was born in Birmingham in 1959. Her father was of polish descent and her mother of Siberian.
After school, Basia Zarzycka went to Goldsmith’s College in south London, where she graduated with a BA (Hons) in fashion and textiles. Then she went on to gain her Master of Arts (Fashion & Constructed textiles) from Birmingham in 1984. She also had a fleeting career as a selector for Marks & Spencer in Baker Street, lectured at Winchester School of Art.
Her present shop opened in 1999, and she first exhibited at London fashion week in 2001. She designs for clients ranging from Foreign Royalty to International Pop Stars and some of the biggest names in Hollywood, creating bespoke, innovative designs from conception through to completion to the highest standard of workmanship. As well as bespoke and couture wedding dresses she also makes bridal tiaras and sells vintage accessories and antique jewellery, perfect for putting the prettifying touches to bridal outfits.