While most brides who are ready to put in a good budget for their wedding dresses usually look at international designers such as Oscar de la Renta or Marchesa, I think things should be a bit different. Why? Mainly because we have wonderful Arab designers who do an amazing job at designing some magical wedding gowns, and I personally think they would perfectly understand the needs of an Arab bride. Three of my current favorite Arab designers who have made quite the mark and are personal favorites are Krikor Jabotian, Rami Kadi and Hussein Bazaza.
Let's start off with Krikor Jabotian, a designer who transferred his dramatic vision into impeccable wedding gowns. Nothing he prepares is like anything you have seen before. He has just about the right variety of wedding gowns to suit any bride who likes to leave her very own mark on her big day. His latest collection is all about volume, bold and artistic cuts, not to mention a mix of both long and short gowns.
Moving on to Rami Kadi, whose latest wedding gowns have a very majestic and royal feel to them. Rami Kadi's bridal dresses revolve around the whites, which is common of course, but he also includes gold tones. Think gold embroidery and embellishments blending in perfectly. There's no way any bride out there can resist such beautiful, and might I add hand-embellished wedding gowns.
Hussein Bazaza currently does custom-made bridal gowns, which are super feminine yet very dramatic, a combination I personally enjoy. Hussein is well known for using delicate lace, mixing it with different patterns to create long sleeves and high neck collars. You'd find him going for wedding gowns with lots of volume, that also have a princess-like feel to them. It's all about that special twist he gives each and every dress, a twist of superposed layers of fabrics and transparency.
P.S. Since Hussein Bazaza only designs custom-made wedding gowns, I couldn't include a picture in this feature. However, I thought it was best to showcase some of his haute couture collection instead.
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