Venezuelan by birth and based in New York, Ángel Sánchez is one of the world’s most outstanding designers of bridal fashion and party wear. The creator of looks for international celebrities such as Eva Longoria, Sandra Bullock and Meryl Streep, Sánchez is taking part in Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week this year and will be one of the stars of Barcelona Bridal Night, the show’s gala with a catwalk show – his first in Europe – featuring the creations from this latest collection, ‘Rose Mist’, plus a selection of some of his favourite pieces from his previous bridal and ceremonial wear collections.
Ángel Sánchez (Trujillo, Venezuela, 1960) started designing at a very young age in the atelier of his dressmaker mother, in Valera, a town in the state of Trujillo, Venezuela. However, he soon opted for architecture, a discipline he studied and practised professionally until returning to his roots: fashion. He established his own firm as a designer and rapidly expanded in Latin America, captivating the most elegant women in the southern hemisphere.
He then expanded his business by opening an atelier in New York in the 1990s, since when his success has continued to flourish. A member of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA), he is today one of the most outstanding designers on the international scene and a firm favourite of celebrities such as Beyoncé, Meryl Streep, Eva Longoria, Salma Hayek, Giselle Bündchen, Elizabeth Hurley and singer Thalía, who wear his gowns on the red carpet or at their weddings, a case in point being US actress Sandra Bullock.
Sánchez’s style reflects his passion for highly structured architectural forms as well as being both contemporary and feminine. His creations, which are recognised and admired worldwide, are distributed in the finest stores in America, Asia and Europe. At Barcelona Bridal Night, the show’s gala evening which takes place in Pedralbes Palace on 26 April, Sánchez will be presenting his new collection, ‘Rose Mist’, which conveys cool in every detail, from the selection of the materials and veiled embroidery through to the range of colours in his palette, in which every shade of white shares centre stage with soft tones of blue and pink. He will also be showcasing some of the most iconic pieces from his previous collections ‘Moonlight Romance’ and ‘White Garden’. This will give the audience a more comprehensive overview of his work as a designer of wedding dresses.
Sánchez says he feels ‘really excited at the chance to bring my collections to one of the most internationally prestigious bridal events, BBFW, and so happy that it’s in Barcelona, such a creative city and the capital of design and architecture, another of my passions. I’ve been here several times and it’s an honour to be showing here for the first time in Europe on a catwalk in this city, which has unquestionably become a major point of reference in the international bridal fashion world.’
Barcelona, April 2017