The bridal industry drives billions of dollars to the market world wide. From the wedding dresses to the travel industry every aspect of one’s planning their nuptials. The dress being one of the most quintessential of the soiree–no wonder so much is invested in producing these spectacular shows world wide where countless of designers make their way to New York, Barcelona, and Milan to show case their master pieces in the hopes of making countless of women’s dreams come true for the special day that will create lifetime memories.
World Bride Magazine had the pleasure of seeing that first hand all is invested in producing an amazing show while attended shows this past week, April 20-24. Five days,34 designers with 320 brands of wedding dresses, evening gowns to men’s formal attire. The visit alone to beautiful Barcelona was enjoyable. Steps away from Museu Nacional d’art de Catalunya , Fira de Barcelona brought in over 18,000 visitors which were a mix of exhibitors, buyers, designers, boutique owners, retailers, and media personnels from all over the world.
For me it was reminiscent of my fond days at New York Fashion Week under the tents of Bryant Park and Lincoln Center. Barcelona has brought designers from all of the world, Poland, France, Ukraine, Lebanon, Japan, Italy to name a few, : Agnieszka Światły, Andrea Lalanza, Atelier Pronovias, Carlo Pignatelli, Cymbeline, Demetrios, Higar Novias, Isabel Sanchis, Jesús Peiró, Julia Kontogruni, Katy Corso, Lorena Panea, Manila Novias, Marchesa for Pronovias, Marco & Maria, Marylise, Rembo Styling & Carta Branca, Mireia Balaguer, Modeca, Moncho Heredia, More, Nicolas Montenegro, Nicole Milano, Olga Macià, Peter Langner, Poesie Sposa, Ramóno Sanjurjo, Rosa Clara, Simone Marulli, Sophie et Voilà, Vestal, and Yolancris to name a few.
The thing that made this even more outstanding is the beautiful models that came across the catwalk. All representing the variety of beauties that want to commit to the union of marriage of all ages, sizes, ethnic backgrounds, and skin tones. Bravo to the team and the designers that made sure there was representation across the spectrum as it should be. So for the sake of this article we are going to share with you a few of of our favorite looks from the runway.
Sophie et Voilà
There you have it a fraction of the wonderful show that was produced to provide a plethora of bridal fashion attire to everyone in the wedding party.
Stay tuned for part two of our coverage of Fira Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week.
Over the past several years, Myrdith Leon-McCormack has evolved from one of the nation’s most successful Celebrity Manicurist, represented by Factory Downtown, to one of the most sought after branding experts with her firm MLM Represents as well as a Huffington Post blogger.
Leon-McCormack, founder of MLM Represents, oversees all practice areas and is involved in providing strategic direction to select clients. Her particular area of expertise is advising clients on how to best leverage their brand as an asset to serve as a powerful leadership tool and drive their business performance.
Leon-McCormack’s innovative strategies to connect consumers more effectively by associating them with the world’s most influential celebrities, musicians, arts, film and personalities has been part of her incredible success to collaborating with some of the industry’s most influential people in the world of the arts, music, and film. MLM Represents client list includes: Isaiah Washington, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Lois Samuels–the Vessel, and Justin Davis. Her new business has afforded her the opportunity to travel the world to wonderful destinations such as Egypt, Qatar, Dubai, London, France, Ireland, to name a few.
Leon-McCormack’s creative vision and strong knowledge of the entertainment and arts has created yet another venture with the weekly radio show, “Keep It Moving” with Marsha Jews on WEAA 88.9 FM, a national public radio station, as Executive Entertainment Producer.
As the Editorial Director of World Bride Magazine (WBM), she drives the magazine into the 21st century, where visions of people of color are seen in a more positive and progressive direction.