Collections of wedding couture are always a special passion. Unbelievable, extravagant, unforgettable, and beautiful wedding dresses that inspire and captivate the hearts of brides around the world. Today, we present to you the designers of wedding couture and the latest collections of 2024.
Christie Nicole Bridal
Talented designer Christie Trowbridge launched Christie Nicole Bridal in 2016 after a friend approached her to create what became her first bridal dress of many. Christie developed a passionate rapport with design through her younger years, living as a thirsty creative under her Grandmother’s wing. After completing a Bachelor of Design, she graduated with a collection that encompassed the exact direction she finds herself in now – modern and innovative.
In 2013, Christie established a luxury lingerie business, handmade by Christie herself. Over the years, her unique skillset and distinct edgy meets romantic aesthetic fluently translated into bridal, and hence Christie Nicole Bridal was born. What began solely as a bespoke bridal brand, has now evolved into a made to order business with an exclusive selection of bespoke creations per year.
Christie Nicole Bridal is now renowned amongst fashion-forward brides for her intricate details, dramatic silhouettes, bold fabric pairings and renaissance style adornment that pushes the boundaries and challenges traditional wedding standards.
Cinq Bridal Couture
For centuries human beings have taken part in rituals, marriage being one of the most sacred and coveted. Cinq was created for the bride that connects on an emotional level to her gown, it’s not just the dress .. it’s a precious, fleeting moment in time.. it’s the feeling when she’s wearing it.. it’s the moment of reflection. The Cinq bride emanates a unique progressive nostalgia combining vintage silhouettes with modern details. Dressed in a garment that stands as an ode to the past poised for the future – detailed to cast a moment into memory, for her.
Cucculelli Shaheen is a New York City-based luxury couture brand founded in 2016 by married duo Anthony Cucculelli and Anna Rose Shaheen. The two met working in downtown NY in the mid-aughts, while a stint designing in Florence, Italy, amplified their design partnership. They have been creating together ever since. Their previous work includes illustrious brands such as Emilio Pucci, Oscar de la Renta, Burberry, Calvin Klein, Yigal Azrouël, and Roberto Cavalli.
Cucculelli Shaheen is defined by its synthesis of lush embroidery, effortless silhouette, and subversive edge. Inspiration is drawn from classical art, music, mythology, and New York City. Cucculelli Shaheen has been consistently featured in leading art, lifestyle, and news publications globally, including Vogue, the New York Times, Harper’s Bazaar, Brides, The Coveteur, The Telegraph, Whitewall, the BBC, and WWD, and is proud to dress a diverse group of powerful and charismatic people, including Oscar-nominees, musicians, television personalities, and social media megastars.
Elio Abou Fayssal
t wasn’t long after his graduation from the École Supérieure des Arts et Techniques de la Mode (ESMOD) Beirut in 2011, that Elio Abou Fayssal started working for big household names and perfecting his skills and techniques thus getting closer to opening his own atelier.
He launched his eponymous brand in 2014 and has continuously showcased collections ever since. The atelier quickly gained popularity throughout the Arab world as it catered to a wide audacious and unapologetic audience. It fused street style with high fashion in its ready-to-wear series while unceasingly producing Haute Couture that is well known for its innovation and mix of mediums and techniques.
The Elio Abou Fayssal woman is best described as bold and opulent yet very romantic and the brand vows to keep the momentum up by delivering style, craftsmanship, and impeccable details.
Whispers of talent and revelation began swirling within the mind of Georges Hobeika at youth, and in 1995 his professional story took flight. As a young prodigy enamored by his country’s sparkling seashores, Hobeika honed the thousand shades that vivify the Mediterranean and summoned the spirit of Haute Couture. With the unwavering support of his mother and a handful of specialized tailors, he conceptualized and produced his first fashion show, which was presented in Beirut. Thus, the GEORGES HOBEIKA signature was born.
By 2010, the growing demands of European journalists, international celebrities, and fashion clients ushered in a new era for the master designer: the opening of the Georges Hobeika showroom on the prestigious rue Royale in the heart of Paris. In his home country, the main atelier is gracefully nestled in a lavish Beirut neighborhood and employs more than 150 people, all essential to the continuous novelty and inspiration of the Georges Hobeika brand.
As of January 2017, Maison Georges Hobeika was named an elected Guest Member of La Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture, a prestigious honor in the realm of fashion.
Maison Georges Hobeika has composed and fulfilled its manifesto of elegance, femininity, and aeonian romanticism, having created a world of luxury that carries within it Haute Couture, Bridal, and Ready-to-Wear designs.
Now, more than ever, the brand perpetuates the dream of the young couturier who sought creative haven in the effervescent hues of his motherland, offering women and men of all generations an irresistible fashion journey woven with passion, elegance, and harmony.
Hamda Al Fahim
“My designs come from a magical place where everything glitters and sparkles”
UAE-based designer Hamda’s journey into the world of fashion wear is a journey of following one’s instinct, in answering one’s true calling in life.
She grew up in the capital city of Abu Dhabi. She graduated from the College of Art and Science and embarked on her career as an interior designer. But her heart was marching to its own beat from a very young age.
In 2010, her fashion sense and design style received public recognition when her creation was chosen as the most outstanding entry in the ‘Design A Dress’ competition. The greatest reward however, Hamda believes, is when her dress makes its wearer feel fabulous and top of this world.
To deliver joy and confidence, to add more spark and fulfillment to people’s life through her fashion and art, is the young designer’s goal. And this is just the beginning towards realizing that vision…
“I believe a dress should be something a woman would fantasies about.”
J’Aton is synonymous with luxury attracting a global following over the past two decades. Fusing superb design expertise by creators Jacob and Anthony. Being Australian born and having a strong Italian heritage, the mystery and allure of J’Aton lie in the fact their design aesthetic pays homage to their rich cultural background. Designers, Jacob & Anthony have created signature looks for Beyonce, JLo, Kim Kardashian, Kylie Jenner, Australian artists Nicole Kidman, Cate Blanchet and Kylie Minogue to name a few, it is this strong support that has kept J’Aton fresh and current.
Kaviar Gauche was founded by the designers Alexandra Roehler and Johanna Kühl. Their collections are characterized by simple elegance, graceful design, and skillful play with contrasts. They stand for ‘modern glamour made in Germany’ like no other designers.
The fashion label has enjoyed remarkable hype since the launch of its first collections. Among its numerous followers, it can count famous fans like Heike Makatsch, Florence Welch and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, and many more.
Inspired by red-carpet looks, KAVIAR GAUCHE has been creating a new bridal fashion collection every year since 2009 – KAVIAR GAUCHE Bridal Couture.
Kim Kassas Couture
Launched in 2018, Founder, Kim Kassas and Designer, Dor Yaakov combined forces with the idea of bringing something fresh to the bridal landscape. A true dynamic duo with two very distinct styles and approaches, the brand maintains a perfect blend of sleek elegance and contemporary edge. Kim Kassas Couture combines avant-garde details, high fashion and unparalleled design into each of their collections.
Nicole and Felicia
Founded by entrepreneurial sister duo Nicole and Felicia Chang in 2015, Nicole + Felicia set out to redefine modern luxury bridal.
The brand strives to create contemporary designs using impeccable couture techniques. The whole design process starting from drafting mock-ups to finishing samples are all conducted in our Taipei atelier under the attention and care of our design team.
The luxury and high aesthetics, years of experience, and excellent service are synonymous with the name Olga Karaververis.
Olga Karaververis studied at the Euro Academy Fashion School of Art & Design of PanSik Scuola Di Moda Italia and managed to become one of the most significant fashion designers of her generation.
Always a restless spirit, she continued her studies at the Open University of Cyprus in the Business Administration department.
Her unparalleled talent, unique sense, creativity, and great love for fashion are her main characteristics.
Olga Karaververis’s clothing has a unique character and expresses aesthetics, sensuality, and quality. Each of her creations stands out for its elegant line. The ultimate inspiration for her has always been and will always be, women. With her unique sense of style, she selects fabrics and lace one by one, with great attention and always emphasizing every aspect of the garment.
Olga Karaververis’s haute couture collections have been presented both in Greece and abroad, as in 2022, the designer showcased her collection “La Triade” in Paris. Her clothes are preferred by distinct and select clients and famous Greek women. Dedication to the art is evident as she evolves and envisions new things every day.
Rami Al Ali
For Syrian-born designer Rami Al Ali, his love of refined aesthetics began at an early age. His curiosity for fine fabrics and design led him to study Visual Arts at the college of Fine Arts in Damascus, Syria, where his true talent became apparent.
In January 2012, Al Ali debuted at Couture Fashion Week in Paris, showcasing his Spring-Summer 2012 collection. With a series of collections, Al Ali has successfully built and maintained a brand that exhibits unique craftsmanship and a vision of creativity.
In 2014, Rami Al Ali launched his ready-to-wear line which consists of classic silhouettes and elegant lines reflecting a modern approach to luxurious evening-wear.
In 2020, the brand went on to expand in yet another line and launched Rami Al Ali White. The collection is a new edition of ready-to-wear bridal designs.
Today, Al Ali’s designs are synonymous with creative artistry, modern elegance and sought-after socialites and international celebrities including Aishwarya Rai, Beyonc, Knowles, Chanel Iman, Eva Longoria, Googoosh, Helen Mirren, Nawal Al Kuwaitia, Isabeli Fontana, Jennifer Lopez, Kelly Rowland, Kerry Washington, Mandy Capristo, Mona Kattan and Youssra, Leonnie Hanne, Naomi Campbell, Carrie Underwood, Rym Saidi, Passant Shawky and Julianne Moore.
Stéphane Rolland is one of the very few couturiers in the world to perpetuate the unique savoir-faire of French haute couture.
Directly from the schools of the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture Parisienne, Stéphane obtained an interview at the illustrious Balenciaga house, thanks to the recommendations of Pierre Bergé, who saw a bright future in him. The story finally begins, and at 21, Stéphane Rolland becomes the youngest artistic director in Paris.
At 24, Stéphane launches his own ready-to-wear line and signs an exclusive license for luxury uniforms with the house of Pierre Balmain. The success is immediate, and over 170 companies worldwide entrust him with their image.
At the age of 30, Stéphane Rolland becomes the official couturier, signing haute couture and ready-to-wear collections for Jean Louis Scherrer on Avenue Montaigne for 10 years.
In 2007, Stéphane Rolland opens his haute couture house, endorsed by the Federation of Couture and the Ministry of Industry. He describes himself as an orientalist working on purity like preciousness. Each dress is a sculpture, cut from gazar or crepe; his creations, all unique, are now worn by the most demanding women and celebrities worldwide.
Steven Khalil is recognised as one of Australia’s leading designers specialising in red carpet and bridal gowns. His designs are renowned for their elegance and beauty, combining classical elements of bygone eras with a contemporary edge.
From a young age Steven was fascinated by fabrics, the fall and drape of material. After completing fashion studies at 19, he quickly began to gain recognition for the quality of his workmanship and eye for unique design. He rose rapidly through several bridal houses and was appointed Head Designer at just 22 years old. In 2003, he established his own fashion house in Paddington, Sydney.
Reviving elements of a classical era of European couture, Steven has developed an approach that is tailored to each individual. This is characterised by closely working with each client to develop a personalised couture experience and ultimately, their gown.
Tony Ward Couture is a Fashion House that shows at the Paris Fashion Week. The designer, who graduated from L’École de la Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne, deepened his knowledge of Couture techniques at Dior, Chloé, and Lanvin for seven years in Paris before creating his own label.
Tony Ward transformed his family’s couture house, established by his father in 1952, into an international brand. He creates collections that combine innovation and masterful cuts and lines. His creations attract members of Royal Families, Celebrities, and high-end international stores.
Aptly named ¨The Architect of Detail¨, he draws his inspiration from contemporary Architecture, which helps him envision sculptural forms, create innovative techniques and play with the boundaries of light and transparency.
Material prepared by Anna Borger.
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