ELIE SAAB, one of fashion’s most prominent couture brand, has been invited, as the guest of honor, to present its first ever bridal catwalk during Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week (BBFW). The acclaimed designer has also chosen BBFW, the leading international trade show for the Bridal Fashion industry, as the setting for the first catwalk ever in Spain. ELIE SAAB is one of the most beloved brands of royals, such as Queen Rania of Jordan; Kate Middleton, the Princess of Wales and major stars including Beyoncé, Halle Berry, and Cara Delevigne, who wore one of the most dazzling dresses at the recent Academy Awards ceremony.
ELIE SAAB, the Lebanese luxury brand, will debut its spring-summer 2024 bridal collection at Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week on the evening of April 19th. The fashion show will take place during the Barcelona Bridal Night, an event specially designed for the occasion, which will be held at the Barcelona Maritime Museum and attended by buyers, designers, fashion industry professionals, influencers, celebrities, as well as domestic and international media who will all witness a memorable evening.
According to Elie Saab Jr, CEO of ELIE SAAB: “Showing in Barcelona for the first time is a very momentous occasion for ELIE SAAB. Debuting Bridal, during Bridal Fashion Week in an exclusive runway show, is a true pleasure. We are thrilled to celebrate bridal while continuing to broaden the expressions of the ELIE SAAB woman.”
Albasarí Caro, Director of BBFW, declares that “it’s an honor for us that ELIE SAAB has chosen our event and our city to present his bridal fashion collection. He’s one of the great masters of haute couture, with the power to captivate the most refined women on the planet with his exquisite style and glamour. The brand’s presence is a source of pride, as well as a major boost for our entire industry.”
About ELIE SAAB
Elie Saab founded his eponymous label in 1982, at just 18 years old. Since then, the ELIE SAAB house has been established as one of the major leaders in the Haute Couture category globally, with ateliers based in Paris, Beirut and London. Elie Saab became in 2002 the Couturier of choice when Halle Berry wore one of his Haute Couture designs to receive the Oscar for Best Actress. This moment propelled the brand as one of the favourites for red-carpets appearances chosen by royalties and celebrities around the world.
ELIE SAAB has continued to build on the inherent savoir-faire and innate elegance for which it is renowned, expanding into the Ready-to-Wear, Bridal, Accessories, Eyewear & Fragrance categories. Along with the brand’s venture into home & interiors, with the ELIE SAAB Maison line, ELIE SAAB joins the premiere league of the world’s global luxury fashion & lifestyle brands.
Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week (BBFW) is the world’s leading bridal fashion show organised by Fira de Barcelona with the support of the Ministry of Business and Labour of the Government of Catalonia. The 2023 edition will be held at the Montjuïc venue in Barcelona and will showcase the collections of major firms and new talents from all over the world. In addition to the catwalk, which will host 34 designer fashion catwalks between 19 and 22 April, the event will present the collections of over 350 firms, 76% of them international, from 34 countries, in the tradeshow area from 21 to 23 April. The event will connect exhibitors and buyers, thus promoting business and networking at an international level.
Barcelona, 27th March 2023
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