Thursday, September 21, 2023

Galia Lahav

About the Designer

Galia Lahav has established itself as one of the leading couture fashion houses over the past three decades. Their couture bridal line is known for the exquisite details that adorn each custom-made gown, along with their figure-flattering silhouettes and emphasis on comfort. Today, they have over 70 retailers worldwide, including including The Proposal their authorised retailer in Singapore. [hr]

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FW 2021 Bridal Couture: Dancing Queen
SS 2022 Bridal Couture: Do Not Disturb

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FW 2021 GALA Collection: GALA X
SS 2022 GALA Collection: Urban Love Story

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SS 2022 Bridal Couture: Do Not Disturb

The spring summer Galia Lahav couture collection ‘Do Not Disturb’ welcomes a new era of fashion-forward brides, seeking individuality and unapologetic uniqueness. Designers Galia Lahav and Sharon Sever invite you to the ultimate girl party. It’s the beginning of a decadent day of girl power, endless fun, extravagant shopping and room service that keeps on coming.

A wide selection of exuberant couture gowns filled with character and energy have been designed to reflect your own personality and accentuate everything special about you. The signature GL whimsy is celebrated through a luxurious collection of exotic embroideries, delicate hand beading, frothy tulle and playful feathers. Statement silhouettes such as regal ball gowns and sultry mermaid styles also feature fanciful touches from sculptural off-the-shoulder sleeves to floral lace applique and sheer cut-out details.

Featuring a subtle yet unexpected colour palette of warm ivory, blush, powder pink, nude and champagne, your carefree and youthful spirit is evident throughout. With all of the carefully curated elements, each style from the Do Not Disturb couture collection is designed to perfect you from every angle.

It’s our private party and you’re invited.

Photo: Shalev Ariel
Stylist: Haya Vider
Video: Maor Cohen
Hair: Ziv Amalem
MUA: Shiran Farran
Models: Taya Krav, Alma Canne, Fatima Fay Jakite

SS 2022 GALA Collection: Urban Love Story

Galia Lahav launches new GALA collection, ‘Urban Love Story’

Designers Galia Lahav and Sharon Sever expertly direct a new age of GALA with the dynamic and emotionally-inspired collection, Urban Love Story. Together, the duo channels this ever evolving new way of living to create the Urban Love Story – a trendy perspective of bridal fashion, ignited by urban opulence and romance.

This GALA collection embodies romanticism for the fashion-focused bride who is boldly ahead of the trends and enjoying a passionately inspired way of life. While leisure and travel plans may have changed, this bride’s dream wedding is just as alive as ever, carried by her beauty and spontaneity. The celebration awaits in the heart of the city, but away from the bustle of traffic. A love story has sparked new meaning, and with it, secluded places in the city have been reinvented, transformed into hideaways for an urban love affair.

Marked throughout the collection by feminine details, Urban Love Story feels youthful, playful, and soft. True to the GALA design, these pieces have simple structural elements, expertly crafted to compliment a bride’s curves in lavish and radiant fabrics. Rich materials illuminate each style – dotted with sparkles of light silver and sprinkled with touches of beading. Layers of tulle, lace, satin, and crepe hug every curve, while standout cutouts, deep necklines, and low backs dare to be sexy. In shades of ivory, silver, nude, and blush, this array of tones reminds us that brides can continue to reinvent themselves.

The GALA Urban Love Story embodies effortless and irresistible luxury. “Playful and soft dresses mark a new approach to wedding dresses which are girly and sexy, meant for walking down the avenue feeling urban at heart, yet soaked in luxury,” Sever and Lahav add. GALA brides are reinventing what it means to be free-spirited by finding the perfect mix of fashion, emotion, and nostalgia-soaked romance in this season’s captivating collection.

DESIGNERS Galia Lahav & Sharon Sever

Photo: Tali photography
Video: Sebastian Sellner
Hair/Makeup: Helge Henry Branscheidt
Model: Isa andreeva

FW 2021 Couture Collection: Dancing Queen

The collection is influenced by two famed ballerinas who left a mark in the world of dance—Russian prima ballerina Anna Pavlova and Italian-Argentine ballerina/actress Alba Arnova. Pavlova, revered for her solo in The Dying Swan, was one of the most influential ballerinas of her time who helped develop modern dance and formed her own dance company that was the first to tour ballet worldwide. And a bold, creative force, Arnova was challenged for her choice in wearing a leotard that made her appear semi-nude due to the lighting while performing on television. The scandal caused her to be banned from Italian television and she subsequently left show business, but remains an icon to dancers and women around the world. With these two empowering ladies in mind, this collection is composed of feminine, yet strong ballet-inspired silhouettes.

FW 2021 GALA Collection: GALA X

In its 10th season, the GALA collection X speaks passionately to the woman unafraid of change and self-expression. “This collection is about freedom—being free to choose whatever you want [and] do whatever you like,” says Sever. The GALA girl dares to dream—and dream without constraints.

“Women have freedom today in the modern world… [and] freedom stands for something greater than just the right of how you choose to act—it stands for securing an equal opportunity and happiness,” Sever and Lahav add. How will you express your freedom?