A NEW BEGINNING
This year, more than ever, the Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week exceeded any expectations. The setting for “The new beginning” (motto of the event) could not be more perfect; a gala at the Font Màgica de Montjuïc.
Every detail was taken into perfection, not only by following the new sanitary regulations, but also including blankets on each seat to shelter their guests from the cold at night. Everyone could feel the excitement on every corner. As we all know, the bridal industry was one of the most affected after the covid pandemic. For that reason, the joy and elegance of the attendees was remarkable. That night; everything was just perfect.
This year 19 brands walked the BBFW runway: Pronovias, Nicole Milano, House of St. Patrick, Carlo Pignatelli, Carlo Pignatelli for Pronovias, Antonio Riva, Marco&Maria, Yolancris, Sophie et Voilà, Carla Ruiz, Amelia Casablanca, Cristina Tamborero, Ramon Sanjurjo, Olca Macià, Lorena Panea, Justin Alexander, Isabel Sanchis, The Atelier and Jesus Peiro.
Trends Highlights – The volume in skirts and sleeves and also embroidered lace in most collections.
( It was so clear to me, that we were are all in the mood to celebrate the return to normality). My favorites this year have been Yolancris, Marco & Maria and Sophie et voilà
In only a few designs, Yolancris included options for all styles and bodies. She stood out for generating volume through pleats in skirts and sleeves. Her runway included colors such as black and pink.
She also used lace embroidery for some dresses, although my favorite garment was a striped lace cape.
Sophie et Voilà
The show around this runway was so beautiful. An amazing choir and a great dancer sealed the rhythm of the models’ walk. Their collection had less voluminous silhouettes than other brands, but Sophie et Voila included materials such as feathers and fringes. There were no other colors but black. It was the most sophisticated show of all
Marco & Maria
Marco&Maria`s runway offered the most romantic and beautiful show. They chose a sweet melody as their background.
Models were covered in lace, ruffles and crystals; their collection stood out for its stone accessories and hairstyles with amazing headdresses.
Like Yolancris, Marco & Maria`s collection showed maxi volume in skirts and sleeves, the brand also chose to cover a bride with a stripe cape that I adored as much as the Yolancris one.
A purpose to stop child marriage
The trade show had signed an agreement with NGO: “Save the Children” to run the “Stop Child Marriage” project. The programme, which is being implemented in Sierra Leone, aims to empower girls by encouraging their schooling and entry into the world of work.