The Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week (BBFW) catwalk will be in the spotlights between the 20th and 23rd of April presenting creations designed by major national and international bridal wear designers. 33 top-level firms and emerging brands will take part in the runways of the sector’s international benchmark event, presenting their new products.
The BBFW catwalk will be the stage for the launch of the creations of Spanish and international brands, which will present the 2023 collections of bridal, wedding and evening dresses to buyers and the media, wedding planners and guests. Besides, BBFW will set up a digital platform with an area for exclusive use of participating brands and professionals and, another one open to the public, where the catwalk shows can be viewed live or recorded.
Spanish companies such as Atelier Pronovias; Rosa Clará; Jesús Peiró; Yolancris; Sophie et Voilà; Isabel Sanchis; Marco & María, and Ramón Sanjurjo have confirmed their presence. In addition to the new Nicole Milano brand proposals, the Pronovias Group will present for the first time the Marchesa for Pronovias collection, the result of a mutual endeavour with the American brand.
Among international brands making their debut at the BBFW fashion show will be Italian designer Peter Langner, who will present his 2023 collection only in digital format; Ukraine’s Katy Corso; South Korea’s Vestal; Poland’s Agnieska Swialty; and Modeca from the Netherlands. Other international brands who will attend again, are Marylise & Rembo Styling, from Belgium; the American Demetrios; Julia Kontogruni, from Bulgaria; the Italian Carlo Pignatelli with his collection for grooms, and the French Cymbeline.
On the other hand, ratifying its commitment to young designers, the BBFW fashion show will host the ‘New Talents’ parade with creations by Olga Macià, Lorena Panea, Poesie Sposa and Simone Marulli, among other designers who will be present for the first time on the BBFW runway like Andrea Lalanza, Mireia Balaguer and the Italian firm More.
Other designers, all from Andalusia, are making their debut on the BBFW runway this year, Moncho Heredia from Malaga, Nicolás Montenegro from Seville, Higar Novias from Córdoba and Manila Novias from Granada. All designers will present creations for brides and bridesmaids, as well as proposals for party dresses.
World premiere of Viktor&Rolf Mariage
The Viktor&Rolf Mariage brand will star in the Barcelona Bridal Night, the show’s gala evening to be held on Wednesday 20th of April at the Xavier Corberó Centre for Research and Artistic Activities. It will be the famous designer’s first world parade of his bridal line, and will exhibit creations from his Spring/Summer 2023 collection, along with a selection of iconic haute couture pieces and gowns from his Mariage line.
The BBFW trade fair will run at the same time with the runway on the 22nd and 23rd of April and will remain open until the 24th. This year’s exhibition will feature more than 320 firms, 80% of them being international visiting from 27 countries.
Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week, organised by Fira de Barcelona with the support of the Departament d’Empresa i Treball de la Generalitat de Catalunya, expects to receive entrepreneurs, retailers and distributors from around a hundred countries. Strategic buyers from Italy, Germany, the United Kingdom, France, Portugal, the United States, Brazil, Mexico, South Korea, Japan and the United Arab Emirates, all target countries for the show, contacted directly by the organisers.
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