Galia Lahav’s GALA bridal line premieres their new collection Darling. Inspired by the bold, young actresses—coined Hollywood darlings—who became icons we still love today like Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn, the collection is full of glamour with a fun and flirty touch. From A-line and ball gowns to trumpet and mermaid silhouettes, the gowns were designed with the cosmopolitan woman in mind. “This collection is for the non-apologetic, free-spirited bride who wears what she wants,” says head designer Sharon Sever. “She is brave and less influenced by others’ opinions, she is the one who influences with her style and confidence. If she wants to be a princess bride, she’ll wear her dream ball gown and if she wants a red carpet look, she’ll go full glam.”
Balanced by soft and charming looks with effortless allure, the collection offers a refined and fresh take on bohemian elegance. The rang of stunning dresses includes new silhouettes like “Gene”, a modern A-line gown with a touch of nostalgia in flocked dotted tulle with a V-crisscross constructed corset and pearl-embellished straps; “Joy” in layered tulle-and-French guipure with a cutout corset top and drop-waisted skirt that makes the gown look like a two-piece dress; and “Jae”, a classic satin ball gown updated with sheer panels in the bodice, waist, and detachable sleeves. Coyly seductive gowns like “Gem”, a curve-hugging trumpet dress of sparkly tulle with a netting lace-like effect featuring a deep V-neck and sheer sides; and “Jax”, with allover glass beading, off-the-shoulder straps, and a body skimming silhouette also speak to the independent bride in love. Fashion-forward details, such as statement 3D embroidery, feathers, a draped cowl back, and sexy side slits are accented throughout. And the collection is complete with ethereal tulle dresses embellished with whimsical florals, like the “Mona” and “Kai” gowns. These gowns celebrate the modern, professional woman and the joys of living in the big city, `a la Carrie Bradshaw and her fabulous friends.
This collection is for also for the bride who doesn’t want to decide on just one look for her big day. She can be romantic and elegant for the ceremony, then be playful and daring for the reception with different styles within the Darling collection or compliment her GALA dress with a gown from the Galia Lahav Couture collection.
Written by Ivette Manners