Friday Night Preview
Join us for Brides The Show's not-to-be-missed fashion event, taking place as part of our Friday Night Preview! In addition to the premiere of our spectacular Paris in Love catwalk, set to showcase an array of gorgeous gowns all weekend long, we're giving you the opportunity to see stunning new-season creations from some of the world's leading bridal designers!
SEE BELOW FOR HIGHLIGHTS OF THE DESIGNERS WHO ATTENDED IN 2016
For every bride looking to make a luxurious statement on their big day, there’s Galia Lahav. Born in Russia to a family of seamstresses, it’s Galia’s illusion back gowns and cascading silk tulle skirts that have made her a household name in bridal couture. With every dress made by hand using luxury sewing techniques by the top seamstresses in Israel, Galia’s gowns redefine bridal fashion.
Monique’s designs capture the essence of femininity, allure and glamour, not only making her work renowned in the world of design but ensuring every bride that wears one of her gowns feels incredible on their wedding day. Influenced by fashion, Monique moved to LA at a young age to devote time to her craft and attended the Fashion Institute for Design and Merchandising. Celebrity fans include Emma Stone, Blake Lively and Sandra Bullock, and she’s been a member of the Council of Fashion Designers of America since 2003.
Tony Ward transformed his family’s couture house, established by his father in 1952, into an international brand after deepening his own knowledge of design working for big brands such as Dior, Chloé, and Lanvin. So, it’s no surprise his bridal gowns are unrivalled in cut and fit. Aptly named ‘The Architect of Detail’, Tony draws his inspiration from contemporary architecture. Expect sculptural forms and innovative techniques that play with the boundaries of light and transparency.
Ines Di Santo
Using couture techniques, Ines plays to the feminine side of a woman’s beauty in both her bridal and evening collections. Raised in Buenos Aires by parents who encouraged her interest in the arts, Ines studied both fine art and design in Argentina and Milan before turning creator of some of the world’s most glamorous and dazzlingly romantic wedding gowns. Today Ines is joined by her daughter Veronica who brings her own relaxed, youthful energy to the collections.
Established in 1991, Mira Zwillinger is an international luxury evening and bridal wear fashion house based in Tel Aviv. Mira, along with her daughter Lihi, creates couture dresses, sourcing the finest fabrics and materials and meticulously handcrafting each unique gown with embroidery, beading, and ornamentation. With the added benefit of being lightweight and comfortable, brides can dance their night away without compromising on style.
Elizabeth graduated from Parsons School of Design in New York in 1993 and has been designing stunning collections ever since. After several years creating high-end evening pieces, she was urged by the fashion director of Saks Fifth avenue to start a bridal collection. Focusing on slender bias cuts with graceful draping accents, chic fitted hourglass gowns and ethereal empire silhouettes, Elizabeth works with top-quality French and Italian silks to create sophisticated yet bohemian dresses.
Internationally renowned Romona Keveza founded her bridal line in 1999. 17 years later, her signature collection continues to embody luxury. Her dresses summon glamorous icons such as Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn and Jackie Kennedy and today, her striking gowns are seen adorning equally glamorous A-list stars including Angelina Jolie, Nicole Kidman and Lady Gaga.
Gin Sampling Masterclass
Try one of the following four cocktails from JJ Whitley in The Style Hub, exclusive to the Friday Night. You can also meet the founder, Johnny Neill, who will be talking you through the drinks in this informal session.
JJ Whitley London Dry Gin – Aviation (gin, maraschino & sugar syrup, garnished with a cherry)
JJ Whitley Elderflower Gin – Daresbury Garden Party (elderflower gin & prosecco, garnished with a lemon twist)
JJ Whitley Rhubarb Vodka – The Daisy Chain (rhubarb vodka, ginger & lemon, garnished with an edible flower)
- JJ Whitley Potato Vodka – The Stargazer (potato vodka, lime, sugar & grenadine, garnished with orange twist)