Laure Lavagnini’s story into Bridal design is truly warm and inspiring. At a very young age, her grandmothers immersed her in their world of high-end garment making. It did not take long for her youthful passion to ignite. Lavagnini was creating her own clothes to dance and perform. Launching a successful clothing business allowed her to create product for retail, theatre and custom clothing. Everything shifted as Lavagnini took a chance and created her first wedding gown. Dedicating the couture bridal business to her grandmothers, she named it Gisele et Simone.
Rightfully inspired by the period of her grandmothers’ youth, 1920’s era is an essential aesthetic throughout the collections. Along with Lavagnini’s modern edge woven into the “Roaring Twenties” influence, she develops a new trend that proves to satisfy her brides. The Gisele et Simone bride is the woman who is “independent”, a “sharp dresser”. Further described as one who “lives as she pleases” and of course “to the fullest”. This resonates in the collection down to the finest detail.
As Gisele et Simone premiered in the heart of midtown New York’s Manhattan Manor, during New York Bridal Fashion week, the bold and avant-garde was evident. The collection showcased effortless styles that contribute to changing the look of traditional bridalwear. Sheer encrusted wrap dresses, sensuous plunging necklines, cropped geometric lace tops, low-rise ball-gown skirts and flirtatious mini dresses all are sure to make an unconventional impression on your wedding day.
Lavagnini has 20 years of experience in fashion design and is making iconic development within the French bridal market.
For more information on Gisele et Simone visit www.giseleetsimone.com and be sure to reference WORLD BRIDE MAGAZINE
A Brooklyn native raised in a home where my parents fostered 3 practical ideas: Christian faith transforms, education empowers and family inspires. These practices developed core principles in me that would launch me to pursue my passion in Fashion design. Within 20 years of brand building, innovative product design, global travel, I have established a service of excellence that affords me a stellar professional reputation. Also along this journey, I made a unique discovery about my abilities and the effect it had on those in my professional community. Transforming the way you think by what you wear was and is my creative initiative that would help everyone view the world through a lens that honors all people as God’s perfection; fearfully and beautifully made. As now a wife, mother, designer, and writer I am more passionate about sharing the beauty of love and being intentional about creating moments that gift happiness.