The most special and long-awaited fashion show of the Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week (BBFW) shone with its own light last night at the Maritime Museum of Barcelona in front of more than 450 guests. The Lebanese haute couture brand ELIE SAAB presented for the first time on a catwalk its bridal fashion collection during the Bridal Night, the gala event organized by Fira de Barcelona.
With a total of 30 outfits, eight of which were specially conceived for the occasion, the collection “A sense of wonder. Spring 2024” by ELIE SAAB raised great expectation. Inspired by the blossoming kingdoms of Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai, the designs taking the runway transported the audience to an imagined universe of grace and serenity, somewhere between heaven and earth, invoking a sense of wonder.
The Lebanese fashion house’s collection captures a contemporary yet fleeting moment in more than fifteen elegant evanescent gowns, crafted with exquisite fabrics and elaborated floral details. At the same time, the eight embroidered dresses created specifically for this runway show are all about tighter silhouettes, with intricate and iridescent embellishments of sequins, pearls and feathers, enhancing the graceful, whimsical and soft femininity of the ELIE SAAB woman.
According to Elie Saab Jr, CEO of ELIE SAAB: “Walking the runway in Barcelona for the first time is a remarkable occasion for us just as presenting our collection “A sense of wonder” during Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week in an exclusive show is a real pleasure. We at ELIE SAAB are thrilled to celebrate bridal fashion as we continue to expand the growing expressions of the ELIE SAAB woman.”
Bridal fashion week kicks off
The spotlights of the Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week catwalk were lit yesterday morning with the fashion shows of prestigious national firms such as Jesús Peiró, Sophie et Voilà, Isabel Sanchis or Yolancris and the international Joli Poli and The Atelier. The shows will continue today until next Saturday with a total of 34 firms stepping on the runway, and over 350 brands at the trade fair, which will open its doors between April 21 and 23 in halls 1 and 2 of the Montjuïc venue, with a wide range of bridal, groom, party and ceremony dresses. In this way BBFW, organized by Fira de Barcelona with the support of the Catalan Ministry of Business and Labour, establishes itself as the leading event and the international benchmark for bridal fashion.
Barcelona, April 20th, 2023
Photos and video of the ELIE SAAB fashion show here
Photos of the Barcelona Bridal Night here
Photos and videos of BBFW 2023 here
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