January 26th is definitely a date we will never forget. For the first time, Galia Lahav presented her gowns at the Grand Palais at the Paris Fashion Week and it was a remarkable experience. It was the first time an Israeli fashion brand was showcased at the couture fashion show, it was the first time for us, but it will definitely don’t be the last!
The evening Couture wear collection presented at the event is called the “Victorian Affair”. It is inspired by the Victorian era in England and by its parallel phase in France, “Le Belle Epoque”. These periods were characterised by changes and innovations in various fields, such as the Industrial Revolution. The day to day atmosphere was recognised with optimism and national security. In this context, our collection is undoubtedly and proudly characterising the Victorian era’s fashion, with a range of signature Victorian motifs dresses that involve as well, modern, innovative techniques, lines and figures to fit the contemporary fashion lover.
You’ll find a handful of high collars, medallions, puffed sleeves, dramatic cuts, special adorned corsets, extremely long trains (1-3 feet!) and skirts rich in fabrics, a mixture of laces, ornaments and careful details. We also gathered a few “tea gowns” inspired gowns which are sheer and transparent and gowns which are solely dedicated to designer Jean-Marjane Lacroix, that challenged the victorian style and made a change of how we perceive femininity through clothes. Not only that, we decided to redefine all type of boundaries and even created fabrics which are made out of gold sheets resembling the Victorian era.
The color palette is deep colors such as black, shades of black, warm gold and bronze, hot red and various antique pinks and smokey purples, most of which are hand dyed to emphasize the depth of the century. We have integrated fabric dyeing techniques and implementation embossed silicone, alongside the use of antique, original embroidery, from the 1890’s, made by Lesage.
We are excited to show you, our loyal fans, our most precious collection and we can’t wait to present our next evening couture collection at the same incredible place in Paris, France in July, so stay tuned for more of the finest and most worked up details you’ll ever see!