If you read my previous article which was about finding the perfect wedding dress, you have learned about my pains looking for the wedding dresses. The truth is the wedding industry has become too commercial with the majority of the bigger dress designers churning bestseller dresses that are not necessarily high quality and sartorially perfect. Finding the right designers who work with high quality fabrics and keep up with the trends is difficult. On the other hand so much about the the wedding dress depends on the bride as priorities are different for everyone as it should be.
This year at Barcelona Bridal Week I was impressed with the variety of styles and the stark difference between individual designers- it appears that each designer seems to be doing their own thing. It was a great opportunity to discover new names I haven’t heard of before like Yolancris, who’s fashion show was a modern twist on a 70s retro inspiration. The details on the dresses from the lace to embroidery were out of this world, very hard to describe unless you browse their unique bridal couture on their website. Initially my expectation of the bridal show was casual boho style, a mega trend in both fashion and bridal and very common in Spain especially for summer brides who love the romantic look.
The Rosa Clará bridal was everything I expected to be- classic, clean and standardised. With Rosa Clará you are making a safe bet because she produces micro collections within her collection, each in a style that can appeal to wide variety of brides- she has the contemporary dresses, the minimal dresses, the romantic dresses and the diva dresses and each one in the shapes that are most suitable for the individual bride- mermaid, princess and fitted. What distinguishes Rosa Clará from the rest is that she uses unique fabrics that are not normally associated with bridal wear and these make the dresses have an interesting pattern when you look at them from far away.
The Galia Lahav brand is the epitome of sexy bridal luxury; all of the dresses in the collection have a diva factor in some shape or form… but the diva factor that the dresses represent represent is a Kim Kardashian type of a diva factor, not necessarily what diva represents in the mind of a modern European bride who wants to reveal luxury details in a subtler way. Regardless some of her collection, especially the A-line dresses are truly stunning as they provide a balance between un-accessorised silk or tulle skirt and an embellished torso.
We still have to witness the bridal show of the season- Pronovias, which is coming up tomorrow at 2030h!