We have a very special place in our hearts for Galia Lahav, not only because she creates some of the most awe-inspiring dresses you will ever lay your eyes upon, but also for her incredibly stylish and fresh ways to portray feminine charm and characters. This year, the talented Israeli -based bridal designer brings time where feminine rhythm prevails to her new collection – Tales of the Jazz Age! Inspired by the 1920’s, this collection illustrates a world larger than the one we know. Join us as we introduce 7 remarkable gowns from Galia Lahav’s new 2015 collection below!
Photographer: Brittany Berggren
In the 1920’s, women ventured outside of traditional norms and adopted a new eclectic fashion. This is a unique historical period in which gowns became a visual celebration of political reform.
The roaring 1920’s portrays a notion of abundance and liberation from earlier restrictions. This collection consists of new bridal trends taking on lavish lace and luxurious embellishments. In pursuing her vision, Galia indulges in new elegant and daring designs, recreating the glorious style of this time period.
With musical inspirations giving light to the new age of Jazz, Charleston and the speakeasy night scene, the collection is a glimpse of its radiating culture. Through a variety of new patterns,Galia gives you past, present and future as she includes intricate hand beaded fabrics, divine pearls, ivory lace and glistening crystals!
Photographer: Brittany Berggren
Loretta has a body exuding bodice, with an extravagant tulle skirt and train is detachable. The dress is a combination of blush and ivory. The bodice of the dress is made of crochet ivory lace, decorated with an embroidered antique lace. The gown is embellished with pearls and crystals. The back is low and has a sheer illusion tulle for support.
Katharina is entirely embroidered in silver glass beads with an art deco geometric pattern. The dress has a front detail of lace paneling and a v-shaped back with graphic ivory lace details. It is a statuesque dress with a train which is fully embroidered and cornered at the ends.
Lana is a blush colored and half sheer dress. The top of the gown is entirely embroidered in ivory crochet with sandstone pearls and sequins. The back of the gown has a very deep low cut and has a nude illusion with an embroidered drape sash. The skirt is a melange of ivory and dusted rose tulle trimmed with a wide cirn dentelle.
Norma is a gown with knitted stretch ivory lace. Rich in lace fabric, the dress is layered over shimmering net and nude lycra. The back of the dress is bare with a glittering sheer plunging detail. The sides are cut-outs of sheer glittering net. The sides, straps, cleavage and back are all accentuated with hand embroidered ivory trims honey pearls.
Greta Garbo is an art deco gown with blush and ivory details. It is all embroidered with organic art deco motifs and has a sparkly sheer detail in the back. Along the multi layered silk tulle train of the gown are large medallions of embroidered gems, iridescent sequins and pearls. The skirt of the gown is finished in a ruffled bicolored silk tulle.
Joyce is a strapless and sheer sided art deco dress with a bejeweled top. The fabric is net and fully embroidered with structural art deco motifs. The dress is finely cut with glistening sides and iridescent irregular faceted stones. The jewelry on dress is a removable bejeweled necklace made of metallic mesh and crystal beaded rhodium strands.
Madison is a mermaid style gown with glamorous embroidered lace. The dress has a colossal and dramatic train made from layers and ruffles of tulle and vintage lace. The back falls low demonstrating a heart shape with accents of lace appliques and crystal multi-faceted gems. The front is a sweetheart shape and a marriage of two embroidered laces. The sides of the gown are layered with a sheer glittering fabric under an embroidered lace.