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.