Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week 2017 is putting together a new edition which will centre on the creative power of designers. The show, to be held from 25 to 30 April 2017 at Fira de Barcelona's Gran Via exhibition centre, is being planned so that it can grow once again as the benchmark international bridal fashion event, to become consolidated as a nerve centre of the global market for companies and buyers and shine as the venue where designers exhibit their works of art for the world.
Everything is underway so that, at the end of April 2017, Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week will once again become THE showcase for bridal and ceremonial designs, with expected attendance of over 20 prestigious firms on the catwalk and around 260 in the trade show, more than half of them from outside Spain, showcasing their 2018 bridal collections to buyers, the media and special guests from all over the world.
This new edition aims to reinforce its internationality, focusing on European countries and the USA and also looking towards Asia and Latin America. The organisers will be attracting key buyers and guest designers from these areas, in order to facilitate cultural and commercial exchange. ‘
Catwalk shows at Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week will be taking place between 25 and 28 April, while the trade fair will be held from 28 to 30 April, featuring the full complement of bridal gowns, grooms' attire, occasion wear, ceremonial dress, Communion outfits, accessories and costume jewellery.
International brands account for 65% of the total, an increase of 45% compared to the previous edition, and from 25 countries, especially the UK, US, Italy and France. ‘This is the highest percentage and also the largest number of international companies registered in the 27 year history of this trade fair', said Estermaria Laruccia, the event's director. ‘This shows the success of our internationalisation strategy, which aims to turn Barcelona into the bridal fashion world capital, creating a key meeting point for brands, designers, buyers and opinion leaders in this field at a global level'.
Among the major companies that present their collections this year is Ángel Sánchez, the famous Venezuelan-born designer based in New York and a favourite of celebrities like Beyoncé, Meryl Streep, Eva Longoria, Salma Hayek, Giselle Bündchen, Elizabeth Hurley and singer Thalía. Sanchez will present his creations as part of Barcelona Bridal Night, the show's evening gala that will take place on Wednesday, 26 April at the Palau de Pedralbes.