21 signatures on the catwalk and 260 in the ‘fair trade’ turn Barcelona into the capital of bridal fashion
Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week
The 2016 edition of the Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week begins with parades of 21 national and international firms will take place from 26 to 29 April in hall 8 of the Montjuïc of Fira de Barcelona.
It will continue between 29 April and 1 May, the professional trade fair, with the proposals of more than 260 brands, 58% from 17 countries, especially the UK, US, Netherlands and France will present collections bridal fashion feminine and masculine, ceremony dresses and complements the 2017 season.
Rosa Clará open the catwalk parades continue to host a total of 21 firms that presented not only wedding dresses, but of celebration and ceremony for four days. Among the designers who show only wedding dresses are Pronovias, which will be responsible for closing the parades this year; Rosa Clara; Jesus Peiro; Cristina Tamborero; YolanCris; Inmaculada García; Marylise & Rembo Styling; Israeli Galia Lahav; American Justin Alexander; French Cymbeline and Ramon Sanjurjo, parading for the first time in the lounge with its menswear creations.
Zapardiez Isabel, Isabel Avendaño and the Canary firm M & M show the collections of dresses and party outfits, perfect for wedding guests and for any occasion that requires a particularly elegant look. So will the Indian-American designer Naeem Khan, who will present a fashion show with their latest collections of bridal fashion and ceremony as part of the event “Barcelona Bridal Night”, which will gather in hall 8 of the Montjuïc entrepreneurs and specialized media.
For its part, Isabel Sanchis, Ana Torres, Matilde Cano, Carla Ruiz and Sonia Peña presented their creations on the catwalk prom dresses. Estermaria Laruccia, director of the Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week, said: “It is a pleasure for us to host firms as relevant in the world of bridal fashion, to show wedding dresses and party sometimes are real works of art, fruit of the artisanal and deep technical knowledge of great designers’ wisdom.
Great shopping in the ‘fair trade’
The lounge renews its European leadership and present the latest developments of 260 exhibiting brands, representing a 13% increase over last year. International participation has also increased: in this edition foreign brands account for 58% of the total, about 8 points higher than in 2015 and come from 17 countries.
These firms, along with the great Spanish brands will present their collections in the bridal salon fashion, accessories and gowns for a total of more than 20,000 pieces. Faced with this great offer, in addition to the thousands of expected visitors, it is expected to attend the event about 400 foreign buyers contacted directly by BBFW that through its “Special Guest Program” attracts international buyers with greater purchasing power for visiting the lounge.
According to forecasts, this year the number of these key buyers regarding last edition was folded and placed special emphasis on the buyers from USA, Germany, UK, France and Italy with the aim of consolidating the US market and European.
The president of the salon, Marta Raich, states that “the week of bridal fashion in Barcelona is a platform for global resonance and a unique opportunity for both domestic producers and international showcase their creations. It is also an excellent tool for promoting the values that form the DNA of the bridal fashion “made in Spain”: quality, design, craftsmanship, passion for work and fashion. ”
Wedding Barcelona Summit, new sectoral debate forum
The fair will also include different events taking place in the city related to the world of bridal fashion. One of them is the ‘Barcelona Bridal Summit’, a professional conference organized by the publishing Wedding Media International and BBFW lounge gather at the Caixaforum on April 25 entrepreneurs and professionals who will focus on the analysis of the main challenges and changes in the business of bridal fashion in Spain and internationally.
It will open the papers José Luis Nueno, an expert in the fashion industry, a professor at IESE and a PhD from Harvard University, who will present the study results “Millennial Brides: born in the 80’s, married today” driven by the lounge.
The study will present the latest economic data registered in Spain and worldwide sector and a forecast of how sales evolve over the coming years.
It also includes an analysis of trends in vogue among potential of bridal fashion industry boyfriends millennials, those born between 1980 and 2000 and this current clients and. also participate Luis Lara, senior advisor at KPMG, which drives the fashion division; Manuel Rodenas sales manager, marketing and international expansion of Raimon Bundó; Marta Raich BBFW president and director of Novia d’Art; Pepe Garcia and Lucia del Portillo CuldeSac and event organizer Toni Segui, among others.
The opening of this first edition of the Barcelona Summit will Wedding by Joan Aregio, Secretary of Business and Competitiveness of the Generalitat de Catalunya, accompanied by Rosa Oliva, director of WMI, and Estermaria Laruccia, director of BBFW.
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