The Barcelona Bridal Fashion Show establishes itself as the Paris of bridal fashion

The Barcelona Bridal Fashion Show establishes itself as the Paris of bridal fashion

The rain ruined the parade Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren had been dreaming of for two years. Viktor & Rolf would be the guest house at Barcelona 2020 Bridal Fashion Week to present its bridal collection on a runway for the first time. But the pandemic has arrived.

On Wednesday, the designers were finally able to show everyone their wedding dresses, at the bridal night gala, at Espai Xavier Corbero, in Esplugues de Llobregat, whose concrete arches made the Dutch fall in love. But the rain that fell in Barcelona forced to change plans and the show, with the new collection and a retrospective, was to be held at the Fira de Barcelona, ​​where all the other shows were held. However, Viktor & Rolf spent the whole morning at Espai Corberó taking pictures of the dresses for their catalogs and website.

Viktor & Rolf have adapted haute couture to brides

Viktor & Rolf have adapted haute couture to brides

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“We have been designing wedding dresses since 2017 and we like it a lot because it’s a dress with a symbolic meaning,” explains Viktor shortly before the show. “Our haute couture collection is very baroque and at the same time rigorous with spectacular volumes, but we adapt it to brides, because they have to feel comfortable in a dress they have to wear for a long time,” he adds. Viktor & Rolf, who will soon star in China in a retrospective of their 30-year career, to be held in 1993.

Viktor & Rolf presented a selection of the wedding dresses they have been designing since 2017

Viktor & Rolf presented a selection of the wedding dresses they have been designing since 2017

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Viktor & Rolf usually attend haute couture shows in Paris, but to present their bridal collection they chose Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week “because it could be said that this event is the Paris of bridal fashion,” says Rolf. And it is an example of the importance of this fair in the world, but not the only one.

The trends in bridal fashion are capes, two-pieces, cut-outs, corsets on the outside and trousers

Marchesa, protagonist of the last gala of the Night of the Spouses, in 2019, held at the Palau de Pedralbes and the first day of the Newlyweds fashion show in Barcelona with the first collection she created for Pronovias. Georgina Champan, designer of the company, was in Barcelona yesterday to present it: “It was an incredible collaboration, because I was able to keep the DNA of Marchesa, feminine and romantic, but more European”.

Marchesa for Pronovias highlights classic femininity for a romantic bride

Marchesa for Pronovias highlights classic femininity for a romantic bride

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Champam, who did not want to talk about the relationship she currently has with actor Adrien Brody, after divorcing film producer Harvey Weinstein, convicted of sexual abuse, believes that the wedding day is very special “I think of the emotion of a woman putting on her dress, just like she always dreamed of. “

Some of the models from the Marchesa collection for Pronovias,

Some of the models from the Marchesa collection for Pronovias,

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On the first day of Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week we have already seen some of the bridal trends for 2023: exposed corsets, short dresses, voluminous skirts, lantern sleeves, transparencies, two pieces, clippings or openings in the bodies, floral applications, tails, feathers and effect fabrics sparkling.

`Ninfas` collection by Jesús Peiró, designed by Merche Segarra

`Ninfas` collection by Jesús Peiró, designed by Merche Segarra

Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week was officially opened by the Jesús Peiró company with the Ninfas collection, which transformed the fully packed parade hall into a garden full of flowers. “I needed to create more contemporary proposals with pants, short skirts, bodysuits, capes with trains so that every bride is a stylist and can customize her dress to her liking”, commented after the show. Merche Segarra company. she added “The fabrics were so rich in so many flowers and so rich in effects sparkling, also, that they did not need any more accessories ”. The show also marked the return to the catwalks of Granadian model Paula Willems, after being the mother of a child, together with actor Quim Gutiérrez, on November 28th.

Model Paula Willems, partner of Quim Gutiérrez, with a design by Jesús Peiró

Model Paula Willems, partner of Quim Gutiérrez, with a design by Jesús Peiró

Isabel Sanchís and her daughter Paula (who also became the mother of a girl, Jana, just three weeks ago) presented a bridal collection “all made in Spain and inspired by cultural diversity,” said Paula. In the 31 outings of the show, jeweled details were seen, in particular the chains, the handmade seams, the strapless necklines, the pleats, the feathers and volumes on the sleeves and the bows with a liquid satin made with recycled plastic bottles, which gave a water effect.

Isabel Sanchís presented liquid satin sleeves

Isabel Sanchís presented strapless necklines and details such as liquid satin sleeves

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“We always take the bride’s comfort into consideration, because she has to enjoy her wedding day and feel good in the dress,” adds Sanchís. The Valencian company also presented party dresses in black, a color that is always present in its collections

Black is the color of Isabel Sanchís evening dresses, adorned with chains

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Yolancris, one of the most international companies, has returned to the boho crochet style typical of the seventies with which it has triumphed all over the world. “Several seasons ago I stopped designing it – explains Yolanda Pérez. But they keep asking us, especially in the Mediterranean countries and that’s why we have inserted it again ”. It is its hallmark and also the influencer María Pombo, now a participant in the television program The challengemarried in a Yolancris dress.

Boho style is the essence of the Yolancris brand

Boho style is the essence of the Yolancris brand

The collection is completed with a softer line, New generationinspired by the sixties and with many openings in the body (crop), which mainly sell in northern Europe and another more adorned with glitter and appliqué applications from Asian countries and the United States.

Yolancris presented trendy elements such as 'cut-ous' and corsets

Yolancris presented trendy elements such as ‘cut-ous’ and corsets

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“The corsets on the outside, show the bathtubs are the fashion in fashion and also in brides, as the two pieces and the openings at the waist. As a novelty in this collection we have included the pastel tones, explains Yolanda, while appear for the behind the scenes his three children and his sister Cristina. And he confirms the growing trend: “Brides want two dresses, one for the ceremony and one for the totally different party”.

Pastel colors and 3D effect applications are some of the novelties of the new Yolancris collection

Pastel colors and 3D effect applications are some of the novelties of the new Yolancris collection

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The Yolancris 2023 collection is called She, and it wants to be a tribute to women, which is why at the end of the show the sisters Yolanda and Cristina and all the women who work in their workshop went out to greet the catwalks.


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