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TheFashionBrides Q&A ep.12: Amato Couture

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Amato textures its own fabrics, fashioning lavish materials, detained with rare embellishment techniques. Using signature cuts, Amato has a visual directory that goes from romantic Shakespearean tales of a different era to the sensual styling of Mata Hari meeting modern Hoochi Mama – their creative team seeks to push style’s envelope. “We want to create a visual and sensory experience for our clientele,” Rashid and Furne explain. Reflecting this aspect of the label, it consistently pushes parameters, evolving from being a Dubai label into a global one. To find our more about Amato Couture we did our Q&A with them.

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1. What is your favorite bridal trend for 2016?

I love how wedding dresses have evolved through the years and now they become more relaxed and casual.and relaxed bridal gowns. As much as I would love to shower a wedding gown with floral appliques and lace, I also find myself in love with this generation’s penchant for simple and relaxed bridal dresses. No corsets, no layers of tulle or any of that fuss. It’s the sheer beauty, romance and purity of it all that I find fascinating.

2. What is your favorite piece from you collection that you advice my readers to try?

My collections aren’t for the faint hearted woman, but one who is comfortable in her skin; her ensembles are but a foil to reflect her inner persona. Amato’s signature collections are seen as timeless modern classics that are collector’s items.

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3. Do you advice brides to use colors for their wedding gown?

I think every bride is different. I personally prefer the wedding gowns in shades of white. They’re classic and timeless – but I also admire those who dare to challenge the norm. As you might have seen in my collections, I tend to create dramatic, opulent, whimsical and out-of-this world designs that catches people’s attention at first glance. At the end of the day, what matters most is that the bride is happy and confident in the most important day of her life!

 

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TheFashionBrides Q&A ep.11: Kisui Berlin

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Kisui’s designer, Kerstin Karges, draws her drafts from the inspirations. With these, the appropriate materials are chosen, cuttings created and prototypes sewn. During the whole design process the blueprints are constantly altered and improved, until a dream dress has been made. We wanted to see Kisui’s approach to our Q&A so today we bring you top bridal tricks straight from Germany.

 

1. What is your favourite bridal trend for 2016?

We definitely see a trend in two-pieces-wedding gowns. A combination between a pullover or a top combined with a skirt. Modern brides are looking for a relaxed and fun wedding day and these combinations meet this in perfection. Because these combinations are very comfortable to wear and have a distinct elegance.

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2. What is your favourite piece from your collection that you advice my readers to try?

To stay in the trend mentioned. My favourite pieces are the edisa skirt worn with the nuria top. It is always worth to try something beside the mainstream to gain the biggest wow- effect and to have a gown that represent you as an individual person.

3. Do you advice brides to use colours for there wedding gown?

I do like the gowns to be more or less white/ivory but I do very much like colourful details like a big necklace or earrings, belts or shoes. But please do not use the exact same colour for your various coloured accessories because this is than going to look boring.

Buy Kisui @ Heart Aflutter Bridal Boutique  Studio 104, Netil House 1A Westgate Street  London E8 3RL  E-mail: info@heartaflutterbridal.co.uk

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TheFashionBrides Q&A ep.10: Siri

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After five years of managing a production division for Esprit de Corp, Beverley Siri pursued her long-time goal of living in Italy and taking part in Milan’s fashion center as well as a desire to better know her cousins in northern Italy. She became acquainted with the Italian fashion industry while working for two manufacturing companies and ultimately working with a premiere fabric designer, Luisa Cevese, who specialized in very modern hand-woven fabrics.

These special fabrics along with her own sense of color and texture inspired Beverley to move back to her native San Francisco to start her own apparel company. We talked to Beverley Siri, Siri’s designer, and she was kind enough to share with you the answers to our Q&A.

 

1. What is your favorite bridal trend for 2016?

My favorite Bridal trend for 2016 is soft with subtle embellishment such as embroidery. It can instantly change the personality of the dress without being over the top.

2. What is your favorite piece from you collection that you advice my readers to try?

The Grotto Gown is a beautiful, whimsical piece that has an amazing train that feels as if you’re gliding on a bed of flower petals.
3. Do you advise brides to use colors for their wedding gown?

I prefer all Off-white; nothing like a traditional look to last a lifetime.

Siri gowns can be found in theri boutique in San Francisco, however, you can also find their dresses and gowns in boutiques and premier bridal salons all over the US and Canada.

Siri Boutique: 434 N Canal St., #15  South San Francisco, CA 94080 Phone: 650 872 1100  Email: info@siriinc.com

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Top retailers are listed below:

  • Siri Boutique – San Francisco, CA
  • Something Bleu – Saratoga Springs, NY
  • Carrie Karibo – Cincinnati, OH
  • Soliloquy – Herndon, VA
  • Miss Ruby – Milwaukee, WI
  • Dina Alonzi – Toronto, Canada

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TheFashionBrides Q&A ep.9: Anny Lin

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Anny Lin is the go to girl for all discerning brides to be, she has built an industry following through her stylistic talent and directional design. We caught up with her to find out about the lady behind the style, get the inside scoop on how to find THE dress and see what she answers to our Q&A.

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1. What is your favorite bridal trend for 2016
Our favorite bridal trend for 2016 is Felicia 16108.  It is a blush ball gown withe colored bead work on handmade embroidery over silk organza from sweetheart neckline down to top of the skirt, shiny beading trace each seam and fitted corset shape show an unforgettable silhouette.
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2. What is your favorite piece from you collection that you advice my readers to try
Kalika 16109 is the favorite one which we recommend to try on. We have this one in luxury version (French Lace) and affordable version (delicate lace).  The whole gown is decorated by delicate French lace, pleats and fuchsia handmade flowers floating on the stain sheath gown.
3. Do you advice brides to use colors for their wedding gown?
Yes, we would like to advice the brides to try colored dresses.  We promote Blush / Progressive color from Ivory to blush in our 2016 collection. They look great.
 
Find the collection at stockists in USA
  • New York/ KleinFeld Bridal 110 West 20th Street Between 6th & 7th Avenues New York 10011 646 633 4300
  • Isabelle’s Bridal & Eveningwear 14 Division street, Somerville, New Jersey 08876 908 864 4000
  • Forever Together 11 Northern Blvd, Great Neck NY 11021 516 773 0142
  • Sealed With A Kiss 201 Towne Center West Blvd. #713, Richmond  VA 23233 804 393 2041
  • Meg Guess Couture Bridal & Boutique 7941 North May Avenue, Oklahoma City OK 73120 405 418 8898

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TheFashionBrides Q&A ep.8: Sassi Holford

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Today we share a q&A of one the industries top designers, Sassi Holford as she previews her Spring 2016 collection. In addition to an exclusive designer interview with Sassi, we brings you a close look at the new gowns featured in her new collection. Don’t forget to check her full collection at sassiholford.com

1. What is your favorite bridal trend for 2016

For 2016 I am loving perfectly plain dresses, they provide beautiful silhouettes that fit and flatter the figure.

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2. What is your favorite piece from your collection that you advice my readers to try?
My Oonagh gown is a soft fishtail gown made from a stunning satin crepe – it’s perfect as a plain gown but is also easily accessorised should you want to add some personality to it!

2. Do you advice brides to use colors for their wedding gown?

A cheeky splash of colour in a statement shoe is always a fab way to add a bit of colour to your wedding day look!

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TheFashionBrides Q&A ep.6: Saiid Kobeisy

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We travel east for today’s Q&A and learn more about Saiid Kobeisy,  a visionary artist, a dreamer and a passionate person. Foreign cultures and civilizations in addition to his Lebanese culture played a very important role for having a constant inspiration. Becoming who he is , owning his own brand was like a childhood dream. His passion toward fashion was the reason behind him not giving up. His brand describes him, and his character is translated through every single detail and effort he put into his work.

What is your favorite bridal trend for 2016?

Simple and Sensual are words that mostly describe the 2016 bridal trend. In my latest collection, I have escaped the conventional wedding gown and revitalized new and daring styles that both

classic and modern brides would love. Floral Lace applique, overskirts, and illusion bodices define my favorite trend for the 2016 bride.

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What is your favorite piece from you collection that you advice my readers to try?

Every gown from my collection is a distinctive piece with a unique identity and when it comes to choosing the perfect dress, every woman has her own vision and style. My advice to my readers

is to try different styles and silhouettes and choose the one that suits their body type the most.

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Do you advice brides to use colors for their wedding gown?

White, ivory, and beige are the most elegant colors for bridal gowns, but if a bride wants a little twist, she might go for light pink for a change though it’s preferable to stick to the traditional

colors.

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Showrooms: Downtown-Lebanon / Los Angeles- 1418 Santee Street –CA90015 / Michigan- 2939 E.Big Beaver Rd. Troy-Mi 48083 / Dubai Mall-Dubai-UAE / Zahra Complex- Kuwait

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TheFashionBrides Q&A ep.5 : Lyn Ashworth

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Bridal gowns aren’t simple dresses they are made of dreams and wishes that a future bride has, in their tulle and laces these gowns embody all that is good and elegant. And that’s why people like Sarah Barrett, head designer and creative director at made in England couture house, Lyn Ashworth, exist – to make all our dreams come true. In our today’s Q&A we head to England to find out what Lyn Ashworth has in store for us in 2016.

1. What is your favorite bridal trend for 2016
Our 2016 collection featured a lot of lace. It is a trend that is here to stay! We have incorporated it both on bodices and skirts. One style, ‘Arabella’ features a t-shirt sleeved bodice, made from beaded French lace and it is proving to be very popular, as brides want to mix a modern shape with a classic fabric and design.

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2. What is your favorite piece from you collection that you advice my readers to try?
My absolute favourite dress from the 2016 collection is Bryony. It is made from the most beautiful French lace. This porcelain ivory beauty just drapes effortlessly and with a matching full length silk lace veil we have the perfect combination

3. Do you advice brides to use colors for their wedding gown?
At Lyn Ashworth we feel that a bride should get married in whatever colour she wants! Many of our dresses come in a range of colours, this seasons colours being tones of nude, blush and sea pearl along side the always popular ivory. We also offer a very popular bespoke service from our studio and recently made a stunning gown for a bride in pink and gold.

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TheFashionBrides Q&A ep.5 : Berta Bridal

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Each designer has his special way of designing and that is what I love most about the bridal industry. Designing wedding gowns is an art form and Berta Bridal is the perfect example – elegant cuts, sexy silhouettes and an amazing sense of uniqueness. We talked to the team behind the brand and asked them our 2016 Q&A, curious to learn their secrets? Read along 🙂

1. What is your favorite bridal trend for 2016

My favorite trend is the use of extra elements that accompanies the dress – detachable trains, over skirts, boleros and capes. Adding one of those elements creates two completely different looks – one can be more modest/stylish and the other is usually more modern and sexy.

A good example for that you can see in the dress I designed for Miss USA – Olivia Jordan for the final of the Miss Universe competition (in which she won runner up). For Olivia I designed a sexy beaded lace dress with a matching dramatic cape. This created 2 different looks for Olivia, when most viewers actually thought she had two different dresses for the final stage.

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2. What is your favorite piece from you collection that you advice my readers to try

This is like asking which one of your kids you like most. Each and every dress in my collection is a creation I sketched, designed, crafted and played with for a long time before I reached the final outcome. They are all very dear to me, and in the same way.

So I can choose a favorite, but I can say that there is a dress that might mislead you, a design that once you put on yourself will give you a magical feel that you wouldn’t expect by watching it in the picture or on the hanger. I’m talking about BERTA model 16-07 (see above). It’s a magical combination of both modern/sexy and classy/vintage.


3. Do you advice brides to use colors for their wedding gown?

Yes I would, but I would stick to blush tones, and won’t go beyond that. I like to use a lot of blush and Champaign tones in my designs, many times combined with ivory fabrics as well – this can create a very unique look, vintage-like, and still be seen as a wedding dress.

Buy Berta Bridal gowns here and learn all about their trunk shows here

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TheFashionBrides Q&A ep.4 : Couture Hayez

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Italian style has something special about it. I recently went to Milan and realized on my own how different the fashion is there, with a drop of maturity and refinement yet with excitement and chicness. Bridal fashion is no different as proven by Couture Hayez, the brand that brings us with every new collection amazing gowns. For our q&a we talked to the stylist and Brand Manager of Couture Hayez, Loriana Conte.

 
1. Your favorite bridal trend for 2016?
Boho Chic is the 2016 trend I love most and all gowns have been created inspired by the seventies and the Coachella Festival with its flowing lines, light fabrics and Boho details. It’s also a chic collection because I used noble fabrics such as silk chiffon, Georgette, tulle and french laces. I named it The Lightness because I was most inspired by the airy, fluffy lines of this trend.

2. Your favorite piece from you collection that you advice my readers to try?
I have to say I do not have a collection’s preferite piece because I really love every single model. I worked on it with passion and fine research,inspired by the brides requests and thinking about what are they’re looking for in a wedding gown; but I’d like to say to the future 2016 brides that a blouse on the gown instead of a shrug is the new fashion.

The finesse of the blouse completes the bridal outfit and it can be taken off later and substituted, for example, by a decorated, jeweled belt. Two options for one gown. The silk chiffon and lace Chiara gown it is specifically created in this way. Also it has the nude back, which is one of the 2016 trend that will last all through the season.

3. Your top tips for brides?
My advice to the brides is to enter the bridal store with an open mind, because is easy to be surprised by gowns you didn’t think that could fit, by model or line. Let be counseled by the store staff which is expert and knows which gown fits and can make your silhouette look at its best.

But in the end to understand if it’s the right dress just go with the feeling. Nobody than the bride knows when it the right one :).

It is possible to book Couture Hayez collection in their exclusive flag store in Milan, Via Francesco Hayez 14. Here you can find and try all the collections,that will be custom fit and personalized on you in their workplace by their expert seamstresses. (Tel.  +39220241665)

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TheFashionBrides Q&A ep.3 : Bo & Luca

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Our 2016 Q&A series continues with the boho chic wonderland created by Sharon at Bo&Luca! Rewriting the rules of bridal design and not driven by either trends or tradition, these are the gowns that tell an epic story – the story of the wearer and her loves. I had the priviledge to have the creative director and founder of Bo&Luca answer our basic Q&A  and now I’m able to share it with you guys.  Do tell me what is your favorite gown from the Bo and Luca universe?

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1. What is your favorite bridal trend for 2016
My favourite bridal trend is a non-trend. I am eternally attracted to the new, the different, the charismatic, something that catches the eye but never to trends. I always encourage our brides to be different and to dare to express their individuality through their gowns or through any piece they wear.

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2. What is your favorite piece from you collection that you advice my readers to try
One of my absolute favourite pieces is our whimsical ISRA two piece wedding gown. Women are always pleasantly surprised when trying on this piece. Especially if they do not envision wearing a two piece gown. There is something about its simplicity that reflects nothing but understated elegance. It is a very figure flattering piece entirely hand beaded on the finest silk.

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3. Do you advice brides to use colors for their wedding gown?
I advise brides to do what they please on their wedding day and to be themselves, regardless of what this may be. This day is about them and their partner and no one else!

Bo&Luca have two flagship studios : one in Brisbane, Australia and one in Cape Town, South Africa.  Their pieces are also currently available at Loho Bride in San Francisco as well as The Lovers Bride in London. Find all details about their locations here

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TheFashionBrides Q&A ep.2 : Claire La Faye

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Inspired by a need for the rare and unexpected, Claire La Faye offers a style for women that is wearable, feminine, and most unforgettable.

What is your favorite bridal trend for 2016?
I’ve really enjoyed the bohemian trend I’ve been seeing lately, and it has inspired a few of the pieces in my collection.

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What is your favorite piece from you collection that you advice my readers to try?
I love every piece of the 2016 collection, but if I had to choose one, I would say Spellbound. The Guipure lace just looks great in this two-piece gown and I can totally picture it on a boho bride getting married in a desert somewhere.

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Do you advice brides to use colors for their wedding gown?
Yes, absolutely! Colors can be fun, yet still elegant on their wedding day. I’m finding that more brides are veering away from the traditional ivory route, which gives us designers the opportunity to play with our creativity when designing new collections.

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TheFashionBrides Q&A ep.1 : Galia Lahav

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I’m so excited I finally managed to get our Q&A up and ready. Starting today you will have a daily dose of your favorite bridal designers only here on TheFashionBrides. I’m super excited to start this series with my current favorite designer ( in the whoooole world) but first let me tell you a bit about the story behind our super series. Each interview has (almost) the same questions and tries to dig deep into 2016 ( it’s crazy 2015 is almost done, right?). With no furter ado, let’s get started. Don’t forget to share with your friends and fellow brides! xoxo

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What is your favorite bridal trend for 2016?

Our favorite trend our new mixture of fitted fabrics which are tailored and and form a slender silhouette, mixed with very soft and vaporous fabrics, which add lightness and a dreamy addition to any dress.

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What is your favorite piece from you collection that you advice my readers to try?

Our most significant dress which embodies this collections philosophy is Roxanne, it simply has everything incorporated in it – the Gothic medieval allure, the form fitted structure, and Drama in a very flattering way.

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Do you advice brides to use colors for their wedding gown?

Color – always ! a hint of color adds depth and texture, and as we believe a wedding dress has a lot of meaning and depth, it gives a deeper expression to the feeling which makes the dress.

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PS. many thanks to Idan for making this possible xoxo

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