“It’s a mystical collection, as daring and adventurous as the heroes of the tales it draws its inspiration from, with phenomenal corsetry, intricate lace details and enchanted tulle skirts. It’s both romantic and classic combined, but most of all it’s something new for the eye.”
Set against the ornate background of the Langham Sydney, Galia Lahav through exclusive Australian supplier Eternal Bridal, sent me and other invited guests through the Narnia closet and welcomed us into an exquisite world of mystique, beauty and artful detailing.
With over 30 years experience in the haute couture industry, the Galia Lahav brand has grown to become one of the most sought after and desirable bridal couture labels in the world. Synonymous with luxury, signature design elements such as cascading silk tulle skirts and Italian ivory lace are intricately sculpted and manipulated to create the brand’s iconic luxurious gowns.
Combining a love of art and fashion, the 2016 ‘Les Reves Bohemian Collection’ is a magical showcase of romantic and dramatic gowns featuring exquisite detailing and embellishments. As the lights dimmed and the doors to the catwalk opened, a stillness blanketed the audience as we sat mesmerized by the breathtaking Jewel Gown worn by model and Galiah Lahav Brand Ambassador, Katharina Linke. As the models glided down the runway in one masterpiece gown after the next, the whole collection was nothing but pure decadence and luxury.
With designs in A-Line, fish tale and fitted silhouettes, there was an exquisite detail to each gown including lace, beading and layered silk tulle. Completing each look was a luxurious gold leaf crown headpiece by Viktoria Novak and for the perfect photo op, a romantic flower wall by Fleur Events was positioned at the end of the catwalk – the ultimate in romantic luxury!
Showcasing this collection in Australia for the first time, we were also treated to a video walk through of the Galia Lahav design house in Israel, as well as a special Q&A session with the designer. This sneak peek into the workings behind each gown and life in the Galia Lahav studio showcased the refined techniques that create each gown. Individually crafted by hand, each gown is a product of the finest workmanship and truly is an exquisite work of art.
Images via Galia Lahav
Ms Chinoiserie Says: Such a beautifully luxurious collection; the embellishments and detailing are exquisite!