The Designer

Guarnieri Atelier is a Johannesburg-based fashion design house, established in 2012, by award winning designer Maxine Guarnieri.

Of Italian descent, her grandmother was a stylist in Milan in the early 60’s, Maxine was always fascinated by her granmother’s stories of the fashion world, so she found it fitting to pursue a career in Fashion.

Maxine's gowns are highly detailed and textured using high quality fabrics and craftmanship. The one common thread that has continued to run through all of Maxine’s work and indeed her career, has been elegant classic style, absolute perfectionism and a desire to create exquisite garments. This has worked in step with consistently elevating her reputation for show stopping worthy gowns.

‘As a designer, I put a lot of thought and love into every dress created, because every piece is a masterpiece. I continue to challenge myself everyday with some unique designs and promise to share my journey with you as I progress.’

Wedding Dresses

Evening Wear

Bridesmaids Dresses

Mother of bride/groom dresses

  • All
  • Wedding
  • Evening Wear

White Wedding Dress


Red Evening Wear

evening wear

Black Evening Wear

evening wear

Black Evening Wear #2

evening wear

Thank you again for making me my dream dress, your work was impeccable and your service was amazing. You helped make me feel like a princess on my wedding day and I couldn't have asked for more.


(Bride 2019)

Thank you Maxine!!!! I loved every bit of the journey I shared with you while you designed this perfect gown for me!!! I had so much fun wearing it on my special day! Thank you for making me feel like a complete queen in it!!


(Bride 2018)

I absolutely adored my MD dress ❤️ It was everything I wanted and more!


(Matric Farewell 2017)

Incredibly talented Maxine made me a nothing short of "perfect" wedding dress. Right down to the finest detail. Guarnieri Atelier are passionate about what they do. 5 Stars!

Tanya Lee

(Bride 2016)

Maxine you are just AMAZING!!! My wedding dress was unique and beautiful!♡ It was the cherry on top of my heaven made wedding! Thank you so very much! Would recommend you to everyone!!!


(Bride 2016)

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