- Posted on Monday, 10 July 2017
Like us, you fell head over heels for the “Thelma” and “Liliya” wedding gowns in our Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week feature. Now we’re back with a look at the beautiful campaign images from Galia Lahav’s “Victorian Affinity” 2018 collection.
A word from Galia Lahav…
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 Epoque”. 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 Jeanne Margaine Lacroix, a designer that challenged the victorian style, in it’s era and, made a change of how we perceive femininity.
A bridal gown should be treated and fitted with love and care, as carried on a bride in 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 details 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 a chimeric silhouettes and endless trains. The color palette is of porcelain ivory, dusted silver, washed pinks, smoky blush and cream that completes the touch of this collection.”
Georgia is a princess ballgown with a sheer corset top embroidered with 3-D flowers and a voluminous pleated skirt with layers of Blush and Ivory silk tulle and flocked tulle with a Victorian Rose pattern made of pearl caviar sequins with Silver accents.
A Victorian wedding gown, homage to Queen Victoria’s wedding gown, corseted with a sheer back made of a very delicate blush colored chantilly lace over a shimmery background. It has many sheer cut-outs, which accentuates the figure. The top has an elaborate vintage applique ornament which forms an off-the-shoulder neckline and has a sheer drape silk tulle sleeves. The appliques are decorated with multiple Swarovski crystals and pearls.
Ossie train is an ivory Victorian bustle train made of silk organza and a big vintage lace medallion in the center. This is a detachable train.
A shimmering silk tulle cape made of real silver flakes with a high Victorian collar and with a winged cut.
A sculptural French lace mermaid gown with Victorian mutton sleeves, a V neckline and multiple seams with a rouched lace frill detail. The gown has a matching waist cincher made of an antique embroidered lace with a Victorian rose motif.
Laura is a 3D lace strapless gown made of sheer twilight tulle, embroidered with 3D flowers and crystals.
Laura top: Sheer Victorian blouse with a high neck and voluminous sleeves, wide cuffs, made of silk tulle embroidered with delicate 3D floral elements and Victorian medallions, and is also embroidered with pearls.
A sheer 3D lace gown with open work fish net elements, a low plunging V neckline, and sheer Victorian sleeves with lace cuffs. The gown has a light powder pink background and the lace is embroidered with silver thread. The neckline is embroidered with an antique Victorian embroidery. The back has a very low V and is laced all the way down.
Dramatic fit & flare wedding dress. The bodice is a combination of a Dusty-Rose background and a vintage hand embroidered lace, which combines a point d’esprit background and a shimmery medallion embroidery. The sleeves are off the shoulder, embroidered with pearl scalloping and sequined fringes. The skirt is very voluminous with multi colored silk tulle handkerchieves and the impressive train is framed by two regal wings made a vintage rose embroidered net. High neck Victorian choker, made of delicate scalloped French lace, gradually embroidered with Swarovski pearls and trimmed with sequin fringes.
A mermaid column gown with a sheer back feature made of glistening French Guipure lace, bejeweled with Victorian embroideries and crystal strands on the back.
A Victorian two-piece full princess ball gown with a dramatic see-through Petticoat. Both the corset and skirt are semi-sheer, with a layering of color through transparencies in shades of light nude and ivory. The corset is sheer and adorned by embroidered appliqués and Victorian hand embroidered flowers. The skirt has a high accentuated waistline, which forms a very sensational presence and is all hand embroidered with embroidered appliqués.
A romantic Victorian tea gown made of French fish net lace and French Chantilly lace, layered in multiple layers of various lace trims. The gown has a sheer corset with a low plunging neckline and the shoulders have a French lace cape feature. The back has a peek-a-boo sheer V panel, creating a sensual silhouette.
A Victorian sheer gown with 3D floral embroidery and a high neckline and sleeves. The gown has a peplum with an impressive detachable train.
Tesla’s Train is a long impressive sheer train with a spiral feature and lace trim decorating the entire hemline.
A skin tight double velvet mermaid gown with a plunging V neckline and a low back rouching at the behind. The gown has point d’esprit butterfly caped sleeves, and bows adorning the shoulders and waistline.
A fairytale ball gown made of real silver twilight sparkly net with an embellished corset, embroidered with 3D silk flowers with crystal accents and a plunging V sheer feature. A neo Victorian bustle petticoat made of sheer nude organza and silk ribbons. The Petticoat is made of wide panels which form a voluminous and dramatic volume.
Esther veil is a long veil made in a shell-like structure, of Ivory starched point d’esprit tulle and it is trimmed with various vintage laces.
Slim fitted corset mermaid gown made of sparkly hand embroidered Chantilly lace with a Victorian high neckline and sleeves. Made of illusion and entirely decorated with Swarovski crystals. The gown has a hidden inner corset and a body suit.