Bridal has its mainstays – a bespoke Demetrios creation or a Carolina Herrera gown adorned with hand-cut lace, even a sculptural mermaid silhouette by Oscar de la Renta. These renown household names always have an eye on the bridal market, but what about the new kids on the block? For the past seasons, we’ve been introduced to the world’s most dynamic and diverse (even competitive) bridal designers who look to stand out from the Vera Wangs of the wedding world. And who better to introduce the up-and-coming gang than Wedded Wonderland!
Alon Livne White
Working alongside Alexander McQueen and Roberto Cavalli, Tel Aviv-based Alon Livne loves a little drama and sex appeal when it comes to his designs. Ranging from clean and ethereal to spectacular, the designer understands the female form with new ways to revamp the 21st Century bridal scene. If you’re a bride-to-be opting for a change, head towards Livne’s gowns that strike the balance between wedding and red carpet – the perfect choice for a woman looking to make the most of her moment!
Introducing the Middle East; from Zuhair Murad to Elie Saab, Beirut’s newest designer Ashi Studio caters to brides searching for innovative silhouettes and intricate embroideries. He is known for his couture brida, which even Sarah Jessica Parker and Zendaya have shown some love to on the red carpet. If you have a flair for the dramatic, look no further than Ashi Studio who we guarantee will become one of the most talked about in the bridal world.
Inbal Dror enjoys a good curve-hugging gown designed to contour all your assets using the finest fabrics and French lace. From illusion necklines and sleeves, to transparent skirts, these designs are for a bride who is confident in her own skin. The latest collections have also featured contemporary ball gowns, playful jumpsuits and high-low dresses to suit those looking for a fashion-change. Want to look like an A-list celebrity? Put this designer’s name on your list.
One Day Bridal
The Australian fashion world is fast growing; One Day is all about the cool, chic looks with a dose of sexiness and glamour. Keen to break the rules? Head up this fabulous designer for the ultimate and ultra-cool bridalwear; think Sass and Bide, even Kookai. Perfect for a spring/summer bride who wants something more contemporary than clean, traditional ensembles.
Paolo Sebastian has made a name for himself in the industry with ballerina and fairy-tale gowns influenced by Disney and Broadway. With delicate embellishments and romantic aesthetic, we are definitely loving these looks for a winter bride – and if you’re getting hitched in summer, ivory and pastel are available upon request!
Go the Aussies; Suzanne Harward has been creating bridal looks in Melbourne since 1975, but has recently landed in the United States with department stores in Los Angeles and Dallas. Her collections offer something for every bride with trend-driven concepts and a good understanding of her diverse clientele. If you’re a summer bride who loves a variety of short, high-low, sheath and fit and flare silhouettes with floral details, Suzanne Harward can help achieve that with fashion-forward and sophisticated styles.
Launched by Barcelona sisters Yolanda and Cristina, Yolan Cris is a collection packed with mesmerising styles that speak to a bride on an aesthetic level. With an array of modern designs featuring everything from tulle, lace, beading and pleats for those seeking something classic, opulent and glamorous – these girls get you. What about those brides who yearn for something sexy and sultry? Guess what, Yolan Cris has that, too! Each gown is designed with unexpected fabrics, never before seen laces and silks that all deliver a fresh view to the bridal mix.
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