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Carolina Herrera Bridal Spring 2019

Inspired by the modern bride, the Carolina Herrera Spring 2019 bridal collection is renouncing tradition by bending the rules. with exquisite attention to details. A very playful and romantic collection that offers unexpected bursts of colours like yellow, purple or green. From A-line silhouettes and dramatic trumpet gowns to short and minimalistic gowns, the collection is for the bride who wants to make her own statement.

Carolina herrera Spring 2019 Harlow

Carolina Herrera Bridal Spring 2019 Hunter

Carolina Herrera Bridal Spring 2019 Hunter

Carolina Herrera Bridal Spring 2019 Hazel

Carolina Herrera Bridal Spring 2019 Heather

Carolina Herrera Bridal Spring 2019 Halstead

Carolina Herrera Bridal Spring 2019 Hannah

Carolina Herrera Bridal Spring 2019

Anne Barge Fall 2018 Bridal Collection

The Anne Barge Fall 2018 bridal collection is an interpretation of nature’s midnight garden. An escape into a fanciful garden that inspires all things feminine – a delicate tracery of ribbons and bows, a whisper of pink, dreamy layers of floral lace. Hair and makeup are kept sleek and simple, with smooth, swept back ponytails held by a ribbon and a darker lip for a nineties accent. Skin is soft and luminous with a subtle sheen of rose gold and lightly lashed eyes.

Anne Barge Fall 2018 Angelica

Anne Barge Fall 2018 Opal

Anne Barge Fall 2018 Celine

Anne Barge Fall 2018 Celine

Anne Barge Fall 2018 Demi

 

The Marvellous Wedding of Chiara Ferragni

On Saturday, September 1, the Italian ‘influencer’ Chiara Ferragni and the rapper Fedez, got married in the Italian city of Noto in the province of Syracuse. Creating a brand around the ceremony, the ‘Ferragnez’ fulfilled all the expectations we had from a luxurious and glamours ceremony. Furthermore, the opening of the  personalised Ferragnez amusement park added an original touch of fun to the wedding.

Chiara Ferragni Wedding

After many months of  extensive waiting, Chiara left her millions of followers and all the quest of the wedding speechless. The influencer chose the creative director of Dior, Maria Grazia Chiuri, for the creation of the two unique and custom-made dresses she wore at her wedding. Three different look adapted to each phase of the event: the ceremony, the dinner and the party.

Wedding Dress of Chiara Ferrangi Dior

Chiara Ferrangi wedding Dress Dior

For the ceremony Chiara appeared on her father’s arm in a beautiful white ball gown that featured a long sleeve embroidered crochet jumpsuit with a detachable and voluminous tulle skirt. Inspired by her favourite bride, ‘Grace Kelly’ Chiara transmitted uniqueness through a perfect blend of simplicity and elegance.

Chiara Ferrangi Second wedding dress

After the  wedding ceremony at the banquet, Chiara surprised everyone with a less traditional tulle dress in nude color also designed by Maria Grazia Chiuri. The dress was decorated with the symbols and drawings of the couple with the phrases of the song that Fedez composed to propose to her. Finally, for the late night party at the Luna Park `Ferragnez’ the influencer opted for a ballerina look by only changing to a  short full bodied tulle skirt.

Elle International Bridal Awards 2018

The 2018 annual Elle International Bridal Awards were held on Friday 27th of April at the  University of Barcelona. The ceremony was held in the old hall of the Auditorium and was presented by the award-winning actress Rossy de Palma,
know as the “almodovar-girl for starring in the famous director’s films Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown and The Flower of my Secret

Ten different prize categories were awarded and among them the new talent prize was awarded to the Spanish haute couture firm Sophie et Voilà. Sofía Arribas, founder and creative director of Sophie et Voilà, always had a special passion for fashion. After studying architecture in San Sebastian she began her professional career by making custom-made headdresses for the most elegant women in Bilbao. In 2010 she created her first collection of bridal and cocktail dresses under the name Sophie et Voilà.

The Sophie et Voilà 2019 bridal and evening collection was unveiled for the first time in the Barcelona bridal week a few days before she was awarded the best new talent prize by Elle International Bridal Awards.The Sophie et Voila 2019 collection is wonderful for women who are looking for minimalistic and modern dresses with unconventional cuts. They are guaranteed to leave a wonderful lasting impression on all of the guests at your wedding ceremony…

Nicole Warne’s Three Wedding Dresses

The Australian influencer Nicole Warne of Gary Pepper Girl decided to got married in Rippon Hall, a biodynamic vineyard in Lake Wanaka, New Zealand. With 1.7 million instagram followers and an online presence that was launched 9 years ago, Nicole decided to wear 3 different stunning couture dresses for the occasion.

For the ceremony she wore a Valentino Haute Couture gown made out of 38 meters of silk organza embellished with handmade silk flowers and petals encrusted with crystals and sequins. Twenty embroiders used 17 meters of silk tulle to create the embroidery during the period of 4 weeks and the result was one of a kind gown of silk organza with long sleeves.

Nicole Warne Wedding Dress Valentino

After the stunning ceremony, Nicole changed into an espectacular Oscar de la Renta gown for the reception . The ruffled gown was created with seven layers of materials bonded together to create the dramatic Spanish flair that Oscar injects in most of his gowns. It took the experts of Oscar de la Renta atelier 300 hours to make the dress, which was designed by the creative directors Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia.

Nicole Warne Wedding dress Oscar de la Renta

For the after-party, Nicole chose to wear a dress by one of her favourite designers Dion Lee. It was a short white satin dress with asymmetric neckline and cut out details that allowed her to dance all night and enjoy one of the most special nights of her life.

Nicole Warne wedding dress Dion Lee

Amsale Bridesmaids Collection 2018

In addition to dressing some of the most elegant brides and bridesmaids, Amsale has also set the trend for brides to change from their wedding dress into a more informal but stylish gown for the evening party and the latest range of her bridesmaids collection offer the perfect choice for the bride, her bridesmaids and all the bridal party. Amsale’s designs represent the perfect mix between a traditional style and elements that represent the latest trends in bridal fashion. The Amsale 2018 bridesmaids collection at Farah Novias offers elegant dresses with romantic silhouettes and short cocktail dresses with elegant cuts. If you are looking for that extra special dress for your bridesmaids, we have got everything you need to know to find the right dresses for your friends.

Different Styles Different Shades
Choose a base colour, then let your bridesmaids pick out their own dresses in different shades of the same colour.

Amsale Bridesmaids Farah Novias

Amsale bridesmaids

One Style, Different Colours

Open up a rainbow of opportunities for your bridesmaids by choosing a flirty silhouette that will work way beyond the day of your wedding especially if your bridesmaids get to wear their favourite colour.

Amsale Bridesmaids Farah Novias

Amsale bridesmaids Tulle

One Colour Different Styles

Most probably your bridesmaids are not all the same size, to suit everyone’s shape pick your favourite colour and let each friend choose her most flattering cut.

Amsale Bridesmaids Tulle

Amsale Bridesmaids

Sophie Et Voilà Evening Collection

For the first time, Farah Novias is pleased to announce collaboration with the renowned and prestigious Spanish fashion label ; Sophie et Violà in Barcelona. The background of the creator of the firm Sofia Arribas as an architect and her knowledge of haute couture since childhood resulted in a structured style collection with impeccable details.

According to Farah, “The Spanish fashion has traditionally been characterised by its elegant and classic style; nowadays more modern and more individual touches are being introduced, reflecting a greater extent of catwalk trends in bridal fashion. The way the woman dresses is changing, Sofia understands this trend of change and reflects it perfectly in her contemporary designs. “

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Carolina Herrera Bridal Spring 2018

Set within a countryside garden, Carolina Herrera’s Spring 2018 Bridal Collection evokes soft femininity, elevating natural beauty with a touch of fantasy. Like the setting, the spirit of the collection stems from its roots, re ecting the style codes embodied by the iconic founder, and always focusing on the impeccable artistry from within her New York Atelier.
It is from Carolina Herrera’s eye that the designs blossom. Signature shapes are re-imagined with hand-worked oral embroideries to elevate the bride’s beauty. Chantilly and giupure laces on sleek silhouettes create whimsical poetry in motion. The effect is effortless and romantic. Separates, including tuxedo pants paired with a dramatic chiffon blouse, tulle ball skirts, and delicately embroidered knits, highlight the collection’s modern versatility and provide options for every bridal occasion. With Carolina Herrera’s signature elements of surprise and femininity, subtle touches of velvet and grosgrain detailing add a finishing touch to the collection.
An exquisite garden in full bloom, the Carolina Herrera bride always leaves an unforgettable impression.

The life and legacy of oscar de la Renta

Oscar de la Renta left his native Dominican Republic at the age of eighteen, to study painting at the Academy of San Fernando in Madrid. While living in Spain, he became interested in the world of design and began sketching for leading Spanish fashion houses, which soon led to an apprenticeship with Spain’s most renowned couturier, Cristóbal Balenciaga. Later, he left Spain to join Antonio Castillo as couture assistant at the house of Lanvin in Paris. In 1963, he came to New York to design the couture collection for Elizabeth Arden. In 1965, Oscar de la Renta began his signature ready-to-wear label. Today the company also produces a bridal collection, a line of fragrances, a home collection and a complete range of accessories, including handbags, shoes and jewelry. In 2008, Oscar de la Renta opened its first international stores in Athens and Madrid, and has continued its expansion with the opening of Dubai in 2009.

Oscar de la Renta’s talents received continual international recognition. In addition to the honor of receiving the 2009 Superstar award from The Fashion Group International, Oscar de la Renta was the co-recipient of the CFDA (Council of Fashion Designers of America) Womenswear Designer of the Year in 2007. In 2006, Oscar de la Renta received the Lifetime Achievement Award at Parsons’ 58th Annual Benefit and Fashion Show in 2006. He received the CFDA Womenswear Designer of the Year Award in 2000. In February 1990, he was honored with the CFDA Lifetime Achievement Award. From 1973 to 1976, and from 1986 to 1988, he served as President of the CFDA. He is also a two-time winner of the Coty American Fashion Critic’s Award and was inducted into the Coty Hall of Fame in 1973. From 1993 until 2002, Oscar de la Renta designed the haute couture collection for the house of Pierre Balmain, becoming the first American ever to design for a French couture house. Oscar de la Renta was awarded the French Legion d’Honneur as a Commandeur.

Oscar de la Renta was a tireless patron of the arts. He served as a board member of The Metropolitan Opera, Carnegie Hall and Channel Thirteen/WNET. He also served on the boards of important institutions such as New Yorkers for Children, the Americas Society, and was chairman of the Queen Sofía Spanish Institute. Oscar de la Renta also helped build a much needed school and day-care center in the Dominican Republic for 1,200 children.

THE HERITAGE – 1932

Oscar de la Renta is born on July 22nd in the Dominican Republic’s vibrant capital city, Santo Domingo.His childhood is spent in this tropical island, filled with color, flowers, and sunshine, has and continues to inspire his bright palette and beautiful designs.

“My great strength is knowing who I am and where I come from – my island.”

THE ARTIST – 1950

At the age of 18, Oscar heads to Spain to study painting at the Academy of San Fernando in Madrid. While living there, he becomes captivated by Spanish culture,  from  the  music  and  art,  to  the  bullfights  and  flamenco,  to  of  course…   the fashion.

Oscar’s interest in the world of design grows and he begins sketching for Spain’s leading fashion houses. He soon lands a coveted apprenticeship with Spain’s most renowned couturier, Cristóbal Balenciaga. Working there, Oscar becomes immersed in his craft – observing the sample rooms, studying the clothes, learning the techniques.

THE COUTURIER – 1960

With the belief that you should start at the top then scale your way down, Oscar takes the next step in his career and travels to Paris. There he joins Antonio Castillo at the prominent house of Lanvin as a couture assistant. He continues with his sketching, while further absorbing the extravagant world of haute-couture – the lavish fabrics, over the top feathers, exquisite jewels, and ornate trims. The influences of these extraordinary years spent in Paris are still seen in Oscar’s beautifully embellished designs.

“Working for incredible talents like Balenciaga and Antonio Castillo, I learned about the immense skill and creativity involved in couture work. Today, I apply some of that same detailing and artistry in my own designs.”

THE DESIGNER – 1963

In the midst of the extravagant Paris scene, Oscar begins to realize that the future of fashion lay not in haute couture, but in ready-to-wear – so he sets off for America. Once in New York,at the advice of Diana Vreeland, then Editor-in-Chief of Vogue, he returns to couture designing Elizabeth Arden’s custom-made clothing line. Because Arden is predominantly known for beauty, not fashion, she promotes Oscar’s name on the label and he is able to gain further  public  recognition…  paving  the  way  for  what  will  be  his own groundbreaking venture just two years down the road.

THE HOUSE – 1965

After years of working with some of the greatest couturiers in the world, Oscar finally establishes a house in his own right. In 1965, the Oscar de la Renta signature ready-to-wear label is created.

Combining his Latin American passion for vibrant colours, his European- trained eye for luxurious fabrics and embellishments, and his unique understanding of all things feminine, the label is instantly a favorite among the press and retailers.

“I have always felt my role as a designer is to do the very best I can for a woman to (make her) look her best. Fashion is only fashion once a woman puts it on.”

COTY AWARDS – 1967-1968, 1973

In 1967 and again in 1968, Oscar receives the Coty American Fashion Critics’ Award, the then highest possible fashion accolade. Considered the “Oscars” of the fashion world, the prestigious Coty Awards help further put Oscar’s name on the map. Five years later in 1973, Oscar’s talents and successes earn him a distinguished place in the Coty Hall of Fame.

CFDA PRESIDENT – 1973-1976

From 1973 to 1976, Oscar proudly serves as President of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA), an association of the top American fashion and accessory designers. In office, Oscar creates the CFDA Awards, placing the fashion community in control of their own industry awards, rather than Coty sponsoring them. As many designers at the time are beginning to create fragrances of their own, this eliminates any potential conflicts of interest with Coty, a beauty company, hosting the awards.

FRAGRANCE – 1977

“When I was really small I had this idea that if I could get up early enough, I could bottle the dewdrops on all the flowers and create a perfume.”

Oscar de la Renta launches his first scent, OSCAR, in 1977. He had always dreamed of creating a perfume that in one drop captured all the joyous sophistication of his fashions. With its iconic bottle and uniquely feminine scent, OSCAR continues to be a bestseller in over 70 countries.

Today, the Oscar de la Renta fragrance collection includes an alluring assortment of scents for both men and women.

CASA DEL NIÑO – 1982

“There’s something about Latin America that’s very different from other areas of the world. There’s a very strong sense of brotherhood. We feel a closeness, that we are one. My country has given me a very strong sense of who I am.”

As the Dominican Republic’s best known native son, perhaps one of Oscar’s greatest accomplishments is building La Casa del Niño, an orphanage and school for the children of La Romana. La Casa del Niño cares for 1,200 children on a daily basis, providing schooling up to eighth grade and day-care for newborns (on up) so their mothers can work.

CFDA AWARDS – 1990, 2000, 2003
”All awards are deeply appreciated, but to be recognized by one’s peers is truly an honor.”

Oscar receives the CFDA Lifetime Achievement Award in 1990. Never one to rest on his laurels, he continues working even harder to design and perfect clothes that meet the modern woman’s needs. Thus in 2000, he is recognized again by the CFDA as Womenswear Designer of the Year and in 2007, he is honored once more as the co-recipient of this Award. These acknowledgments from the industry throughout his career are especially meaningful to Oscar, who holds that the most important thing in fashion is staying power.

AN AMERICAN IN COUTURE -1993 – 2002

In 1993, Oscar becomes the head couturier at Pierre Balmain in Paris – making him the first American to design for a French couture house. In this role, Oscar is determined to revitalize the house which had not sold a single couture dress in two years. Believing the prosperity of custom-made lies in eveningwear, Oscar focuses on this area to rejuvenate the business. Today Balmain is among the leading houses for dress sales in Paris.

Oscar leaves Balmain in 2002, but continues to apply the techniques he used there to his New York collections.

“Everything I did in Paris was applicable to my ready-to-wear collection, just not practical. At Balmain, we had 15 ladies and two sewing machines, because almost everything was hand sewn. In my New York sample room, I have 15 ladies and 15 sewing machines, so we can make those dreamy fantasies a reality for many more women.”

ACCESSORIES – 2001
”A woman makes an outfit her own with accessories.”

To complement the signature Oscar de la Renta ready-to-wear designs, Oscar de la Renta Accessories is introduced in the designer’s Fall 2001 runway show. Today, the luxurious collection includes bags, belts, shoes, and jewelry. Made with the most exotic materials, from ostrich to alligator, this modern and lavish collection represents the ultimate in high-end accessories.

HOME – 2002

Oscar de la Renta Home is launched in 2002 with a furniture and home fragrance collection. Inspired by de la Renta’s personal residences in New York City, the Dominican Republic, and Connecticut, the line has three distinctive themes – city, island, and country. Since then, tabletops, decorative fabrics, wallpapers, bedding, rugs and decorative accents have been added to this diverse collection.

“My entire concept of lifestyle is built on the foundation of my homes. There is no more important expression of this concept than that of my own personal living space.”

RETAIL DIVISION – 2004

The Oscar de la Renta retail division is launched in 2004 with the opening of the designer’s first freestanding store on Madison Avenue in New York. Dominican coral stone and high-gloss white anigré wood are used throughout the boutique to create a simple yet elegant backdrop for de la Renta’s signature women’s ready- to-wear and accessories collections.

The Oscar de la Renta retail network in the United States has since expanded to include freestanding boutiques in Bal Harbour, Costa Mesa, Dallas, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and Manhasset.

BRIDAL – 2006

The Oscar de la Renta Bridal collection launches in 2006, featuring extraordinary embroideries and beautiful fabrics, from silk duchess to French Alençon lace. This utterly feminine and romantic collection also includes elegant accessories, such as veils, shoes, and bags.

“My  designs  are  known  for  their  beautiful  ornamentation,  details,   fabrics, and embroideries – which are never more important than on a wedding dress” Oscar de la Renta

THE WEDDING OF JENNA BUSH 2008

The first daughter Jenna Bush wears an Oscar de la Renta dress at her wedding. Oscar de la Renta opens international retail stores in Athens and Madrid

2012

The first childrenswear collection was launched

“ Kids are so full of life. The spontaneity, charm and innocence of children, it is just missing in the world today” Oscar de la Renta

2013

Hilary Clinton presents Oscar de la Renta with the CEDA Founders Awards” given in the honor of Elanor Lambert

2014

On October 20 2014 Oscar de Renta passes away at his home in Connecticut surrounded by family, friends and his dogs.

OSCAR DE LA RENTA – TODAY

Today Oscar de la Renta is one of the leading design houses in the world. The company has seen an influx of great young talent as it continues to grow and expand as a global brand. De la Renta brought in many of his own family members to help build continuity and a foundation for the label’s future success. His son-in-law Alex Bolen operates now as Chief Executive Officer, step- daughter Eliza Bolen serves as Vice President of Licensing, and his son Moises de la Renta works in the Design Studio. Shortly before his death Oscar named Peter Copping as Creative Director of the company.

 

Carolina Herrera Bridal Spring 2016

Inspired by the beauty, sensuality and delicacy of the fragrant white jasmine flower, the Carolina Herrera Spring 2016 bridal collection evokes a sense of femininity and romance. Hand-stitched embroidery on silk faille brings the precious flower to life, giving the illusion of the cascading blossoms. Pin-tucked tulle and silk organza draping create slender silhouettes, while feather and organza floral applique on Chantilly and guipure lace explore modern techniques on signature shapes. Reminiscent of Carolina Herrera’s favorite scent, the new collection gives a nod to heritage and exudes a refined essence synonymous with the house.