Bridal Bliss: Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week
The 22nd annual Bridal Fashion Week took place in Barcelona. Gorgeous wedding gowns, suits for grooms, enchanting jewelry and other stunning bridal accessories were at the heart of this luxurious event. FashionTV was at the front row, and now we invite you to experience a bride’s dream come true.
One of the most critical questions before every wedding is, “what will the bride wear?” Top designers are putting their best efforts forward in order to create the perfect dress for this perfect day. Once a year, those top designers travel to Barcelona in order to reveal their new bridal collections. Jewelry, platform shoes, hair designs, and a plethora of white gowns were the center of attention at this Bridal Fashion Week 2012.
Barcelona Bridal Week is a three day event of wedding bliss. Both Spanish and international fashion designers are invited to reveal their new bridal collections, in an event that draws worldwide attention.
The Gaudi fashion show was one of Bridal Fashion Week’s highlights. During the show, top designer Elie Saab revealed his most recent bridal collection for the brand Pronovias. Former Victoria’s Secret model Karolina Kurkova and top Israeli model Bar Refaeli were two of the models that lit up Saab’s catwalk. Kurkova, Refaeli, and the rest of the stunning models on the runway presented Saab’s romantic and sophisticated gowns. Saab’s bridal collection featured brilliant fashion creations with majestic volumes and impeccable finishings.
Rosa Clara’s fashion show was a great opportunity to see how a talented designer can push the limits of gender definitions. Clara chose androgynous male model Andrej Pejic to open her bridal fashion show. The twenty-year-old model wore an ethereal white wedding gown, with a thin ribbon under the bust, and a layered skirt which revealed his beautiful white platform shoes.
Throughout the show, Pejic modeled another wedding dress. This time it was a floor-length textured gown. Although he wasn’t the only model on the runway, he definitely stole the show.
Rosa Clara’s runway show wasn’t the first time Pejic put on a wedding dress. The last time he donned a bridal gown was during the Jean-Paul Gaultier spring couture show. Pejic went on stage wearing a white feathered dress, which almost left no room for imagination…
The 22nd annual Bridal Fashion Week offered up a great chance for national young fashion designers to showcase their collections. Hannibal Laguna, Nicole Sposa, Paula Vas, and Joana Montez & Patricia de Melo are just a few of the designers who showcased their bridal visions for the upcoming wedding season. If you’re planning your dream wedding, or simply love bridal couture, then be sure to check out the photos from Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week!