Every woman envisions her wedding day to be the best day of her life, be it walking down the aisle to an enchanting setting fit for a princess or a dreamy exotic destination filled with picturesque sunsets and sandy beaches for days on end. With unlimited options to choose from, designers from the Middle East are renowned for hitting the nail on the head when it comes to creating majestic, glamorous bridal couture. Vogue rounds up the crème de la crème of Arab bridal couture designers. Take notes now.
Bridal collection available at: Elie Saab Boutique, The Dubai Mall and his Paris and Lebanon stores.
The look: Elie Saab’s latest Spring bridal collection reflects his true signature style. The 13-piece collection consists of beautifully embellished dresses that are chic and elegant. Influences of Japanese cherry blossoms are reflected in the bridal gowns, where floral motifs embellished in crystals and pearls are seen throughout.
Vogue shops: Look 16 from Elie Saab Spring Collection 2018.
Bridal collection available at: Modaoperandi.com
The look: Georges Hobeika’s latest bridal collection is an ode to Greek goddesses. The collection emphasizes beautifully crafted, streamlined silhouettes with a strong focus on floral details and lace elements flowing freely.
Vogue shops: Look 1 from Georges Hobeika Bridal Collection 2018.
Bridal collection available at: Gemmayze, Charles Helou Avenue 17-5251, Beirut, Lebanon.
The look: Renowned for his super stylish and feminine bridal wear, Zuhair Murad’s latest collection celebrates texture and embellishment. The bridal gown range from cream to muted off-white tones, giving the traditional bride a modern yet glamorous twist.
Vogue shops: Look 15 from Zuhair Murad Bridal Collection 2018.
EsposaCouture by Kristie Romanos
Bridal collection available at: Esposa Privé, Al Wasl Road, Dubai.
The look: Designed in Beirut and sewed by hand in Sevilla, Spain, the Esposa collection is envisioned towards young and fashion-conscious brides who want to feel unique on their big day. The latest collection focuses on voluminous princess silhouettes enhanced to clench the waist to give the illusion of a feminine hourglass silhouette.
Vogue shops: Look 3 from Esposa Couture Bridal Collection 2018.
Bridal collection available at: Trabaud Street Kosremelli Building, Achrafiyeh, Lebanon.
The look: Ashi’s designs are a timeless piece of art. The designer focuses on sculpting the body with sharp and unusual cuts while maintaining a feminine silhouette. The gowns are heavily embellished with intricate details and effortlessly capture the essence of elegance and sophistication.
Vogue shops: Look 2 from Ashi Couture Collection 2017/18.
Rami Al Ali
Bridal collection available at: Rami Al Ali Boutique Villa 697, Umm Suqeim 1, Dubai
The look: Rami Al Ali’s 2018 Bridal collection favors romantic and voluminous silhouettes. Featuring gowns with off-the-shoulder necklines and strategically clenched waists, he uses fluid fabrics such as silk satin and embroidered lace to allow the bride’s gown to have movement and flexibility on her big day.
Vogue shops: Look 6 from Rami Al Ali Bridal Collection 2018.
Bridal collection available at: Tabaris, Selim Bustros Street, Dakdouk Building, Beirut, Lebanon.
The look: Krikor Jabotian’s 2018 Bridal collection embodies unconventional and strategically constructed silhouettes. The collection consists of 10 styles in shades ranging from traditional ivory whites to dusty creams. The statement gowns are carefully embellished with detailed floral embroidery and delicate beading.
Vogue shops: Look 4 from Krikor Jabotian Bridal Collection 2018.
Bridal collection Available at: Saiid Kobeisy Boutique at The Dubai Mall.
The look: Saiid Kobeisy’s glamorous bridal collection includes a variety of bold and voluminous silhouettes. The collection effortlessly incorporates fluid trains, feminine laces dazzled with regal beads, and a bold jumpsuit with a chic over-skirt ideal for the fashion-conscious bride.
Vogue shops: Look 2 from Saiid Kobeisy Bridal Collection 2018.
Bridal collection available at: Harvey Nichols, Mall of the Emirates
The look: Reem Acra‘s 2018 couture collection celebrates the feminine silhouette. The collection pays tribute to waist-cinching gowns and classic cuts that reflect femininity and elegance for her brides. Her collections are a mixture of timeless and chic, with the use of fluid fabrics and outstanding tailoring creating traditional pieces for the traditional bride.
Vogue shops: Look 21 from Reem Acra Couture Collection 2018.
Bridal collection available at: Rami Kadi Boutique, Beirut, Lebanon.
The look: Rami Kadi‘s 2018 couture collection celebrates the feminine silhouette with embellished avant garde inspired designs that each feature their own unique twist. The couture collection is envisioned towards the unconventional woman who wishes to take a risk on her big day, yet still look glamorous.
Vogue shops: Look 20 from Rami Al Kadi Spring 2018 Haute Couture.