- Posted on Tuesday, 27 June 2017
In our second feature on our favourite designers at Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week 2017 which we covered as an Official Media partner, we fix our gazes on Galia Lahav’s bohemian Gala No. IV line and dramatic Victorian Affinity 2018 collection. The standout pieces for us on the catwalk? “Thelma”, a homage to Queen Victoria’s wedding gown with sheer drape silk tulle sleeves and “Liliya”, a fairytale ball gown made of real silver twilight sparkly netting.
A word from Galia Lahav…
GALA No. IV
GALA is our premium made-to-order bridal line, for the young vibed bride, handmade with love in Tel-Aviv. The new collection, GALA No. IV bears an urban-boho bridal look and feel. The collection is inspired by two contradicting motions, intersecting and becoming one - defining a new 'point-of-you', a new motion for this dynamic era. This collection invites brides to find their true selves, without being conflicted and disturbed about what they should be or could have been...Enter joy.
COLLECTION ’18: Victorian Affinity
“Victorian Affinity” is inspired, first and foremost, by our "Victorian Affair" evening couture collection, the outstanding Victorian era in England and its parallel phase in France, “Le Belle Époque”. These periods were characterized by changes and innovations in various fields, such as the Industrial Revolution. The day-to-day atmosphere was recognized with optimism, and so we added our touch of romance and admiration to the feminine body. We dedicate this collection to Jeanna Margaine Lacroix, a designer that challenged the Victorian style in it’s era and changed how we perceive femininity.
A bridal gown should be treated and fitted with love and care, as carried on a bride on her wedding day, and so we bring you our perception of it. Our Victorian affinity. You’ll find delicate textured laces, deep colored backgrounds, careful attention to detail and an atmosphere of "sheerness against substantial elements of lace".
Alongside varied Victorian motifs, such as high collars that draw the eyes to the collar bones, you’ll notice dramatic Victorian capes and sleeves (which are also detachable!). In this special collection we put great emphasis on games of volume in one garment, creating chimerical silhouettes and endless trains. The color palette is of porcelain ivory, dusted silver, washed pinks, smoky blush and cream that completes the touch to this collection.
Other Galia Lahav collections
Galia Lahav Couture Spring 2017 Photographed by Le Secret D'Audrey
GALA by Galia Lahav – Collection No. 2