Edgardo Bonilla studied at the world-famous Art Institute of Chicago and at the International Fine Arts College in Miami. Each of his gowns is true couture – hand sketched, hand finished, and hand detailed. This personal attention allows each bride to get a custom fit for her dress – not to mention request custom changes, so her gown is a unique work of art tailored to her unique needs. Edgardo details his gowns with lace and Swarovski crystals to make each one a treasure. His bridal collection is lyrically romantic, with flowing skirts and traditional lace frothed into innovative modern designs.
The essence of simple luxury… Cut from lush silk satins, crepes, chiffons, and organzas, the R I V I N I collection flows with a purity of line. Fluid silhouettes and meticulous attention to detail have long been R I V I N I designer Rita Vinieris’s understated signature
Vinieris infuses her Collection with a sense of light-handed charm. It’s feeling born of sublime luxury and low-key ornamentation.
This modern, fashion-forward collection of Italian wedding dresses features intricate beading and detailed craftsmanship to create truly unique and modern wedding dresses that don’t sacrifice tradition. With gowns like this Colet Italy is one designer you should consider when buying the dress.
Demetrios James Elias was born near the port of Athens in Piraeus, Greece. As a young boy, he immigrated to the United States with his family. While still in school, he assisted his parents in their family-owned bridal store in Warren, Ohio. In 1980, Demetrios’ dream of owning his own company became a reality. He purchased Ilissa Bridals of New York City. Virtually overnight, he turned this small-unknown business into a thriving international company. Bridal boutiques throughout the world proudly sell Demetrios gowns. Today, the Demetrios brand is a prestigious leader in bridal fashion.
Nere Emiko received her degrees of Bachelor & Master of Science from Carnegie Mellon University in Electrical and Computer Engineering. Somewhere along the way, she realized she couldn’t hide her heart for fashion anymore.
She lives in Austin, TX where she now works as a fashion designer.
For the bride that knows what she wants–a design with strength, impeccable lines and elegance. Priam Paris is adept at transforming fabrics to enhance the silhouette and form of the female body. Fulfill your wedding day fantasy with the gorgeousness which is Priam Paris.
In September 2009; together with David Tutera, celebrity wedding planner and host of hit show My Fair Wedding, Faviana launched David Tutera by Faviana, a line of luxurious wedding gowns inspired by celebrity red carpet fashions.
“Inspired by the red carpet, worn on the white carpet” is the signature of this 20-piece luxury collection for brides who want to capture the essence of celebrity style on their big day. Designs range from classic and beautiful to dramatic and innovative, while reflecting the culture of couture. Retail prices are $1,150-$2,150, and the collection is expected to be in stores in January 2010.
Demetrios James Elias was born near the port of Athens in Piraeus, Greece. As a young boy, he immigrated to the United States with his family. While still in school, he assisted his parents in their family-owned bridal store in Warren, Ohio.
In 1980, Demetrios’ dream of owning his own company became a reality. He purchased Ilissa Bridals of New York City. Virtually overnight, he turned this small-unknown business into a thriving international company. Bridal boutiques throughout the world proudly sell Demetrios gowns. Today, the Demetrios brand is a prestigious leader in bridal fashion.
As designer and owner, Demetrios is a fashion icon in the bridal gown industry. His gowns offer women the widest and most versatile styles, and are on the cutting edge of the fashion world. They have been showcased in all leading bridal magazines, including our own publication For The Bride. This leadership and expertise in bridal category marketing continues to expand.
Fulfilling a woman’s “dress-up” fantasy is a full-time job at Faviana, one of the leading designers and producers of stylish, sophisticated evening wear in the world. Owned by the Moradi family for more than 20 years, Faviana is renowned for its innovative style, quality workmanship and exceptional fit as well as its meticulous attention to detail, including beading, sequins and embroidery.
Faviana designs hundreds of long and short evening wear styles each year… in colors and fabrics to fit every woman’s style preference. The company has become the “go-to resource” for prom gowns, “homecoming” galas, holiday parties, bridal party dresses, Quinceaneras, Bat Mitzvahs, beauty pageants… and other special occasions.
Traditional Hairstyles for Modern Beauties Traditional hairdos for Korean women are largely divided into chignons, the most basic form, and graceful and elaborate ornamental arrangements. Even today, they are worn on festive occasions or by brides having a traditional wedding. Here, the Chosun Ilbo takes a look at five options.
The plaited-braid was only allowed for unmarried women in the Chosun Dynasty (1392-1910). The three-strand braid is tied with a long, red pigtail ribbon (daenggi) at the end, while an ornamental piece (baesssi daenggi) decorates the hair.
2. Traditional Wedding Hairdo
This features flamboyant adornments with a simple chignon beneath. It matches the traditional wedding garment or “hwarot,” a magnificent wedding gown in crimson silk with wide sleeves.
3. Modern Interpretation
The bride’s hair is pulled back into a chignon, and a toque decorated with corals and beads sits on the crown of the head. Worn along with the hairdo is the “nogwonsam,” or green, decorative ceremonial topcoat.
4. Gisaeng Style
While traditional Korean dresses are represented by the words “elegant” and “refined,” the clothes worn by female entertainers of the Chosun Dynasty exude splendor and voluptuousness. Accentuating them, the hairdo known as “tre meori” features a braided coil. This style is often found in the genre paintings of the era.
5. Fusion Wedding Hairdo
A combination of Korean chignon and Western bun, this hair style maximizes Eastern beauty.
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