"Fashion is drama, a wedding is drama and Galia Lahav loves drama" is the inspiration statement for Galia Lahav's Fall/Winter 2022 bridal haute couture collection. 'Telenovela' refers to a dramatic world of television soap operas that we've all grown to depend on during the pandemic lockdowns. This collection explores a glimmering post-pandemic world where dazzling brides step into their very own spotlight and the chapters of their love series.
Telenovela gives brides freedom to be dramatic and comfortable in their personalise style. The collection of figure-flattering silhouettes is formed by an array of opulent fabrics in a spectrum of light pastels, peachy blushes and soft shades of ivory decorated with the signature Galia Lahav embellishments. There is an abundance of extravagant trains to make statements worthy of a screenplay prima donna with fun options like removable sleeves, overskirts, trains and bows. Here is a detailed look at the collection.
The Chic Romantic
These dresses are perfect for the modern romantic who would not trade their chic wardrobe for anything. Chanel a bit of the classic 1950 Dior peplum dress and add an embellished touch of Galia, and you get the Charm A-line gown with her drop-waist peplum corset and multi-godet skirt.
Try out the Gaia gown with her light blush, milky white tulle skirt, and delicate beaded lace appliques if you love a more airy take on things.
The Unadorned Statement Dresses
Choosing to go minimalist and unembellished is a bold move in itself. These dresses are a great way to make a statement and play on a different type of drama. It is perfect for the bride who wants to stun without the bling and lace to distract.
If you are into satin ball gowns, Dove gown will give you a touch of classic regalness with its square neckline and dramatic box-pleated skirt. Wear it as is or add a touch of Chanel-inspired chic by adding on a set of detachable black satin shoulder-bows.
For the bride who wants a softer whimsical touch, Nouvelle ballgown with her puffy off-the-shoulder sleeves, sweetheart neckline, and dreamy silk tulle A-line skirt will have you look like you've stepped out of your very own horse-drawn carriage fairytale. The sleeves are detachable for an alternate look or if you want a touch more drama, add on a pair of removable black satin bows.
It's All About The Sleeves
Sleeves are a great way to add drama to your look on the day. You can add boldness, fun, bohemian touches, and lots more with a different style of sleeve. Many of these can come in a detachable option to make things easier when dancing later on in the night. Poet ballgown with her 3D organza flowers is a must-try for the bride who loves sheer fitted sleeves.
If you love cutout details in your dress bodice and is after a wow factor for your sleeves, the A-line gown, Pipa, will make your guests sigh in appreciation.
Try strapless Jamie the trumpet-style gown for the brides who are after the signature Galia fit-and-flare gowns but are in over with sheer puff sleeves. Her sweeping chapel train and scattered 3D petal embellishment make a dreamy dress choice for a romantic garden wedding. You can choose to swap the sleeves out for a pair of embellished spaghetti straps for dancing.
If the strapless trumpet dress is your thing, but you love geometric cutouts and a touch of Cruella-de-Vil-kind-of-dramatic ruffled sleeve, then Edna gown with her plunging sweetheart neckline and shimmery beaded lace is your dress. The dramatic sleeves can be removed to give you a second look for the night.
Fleur dress is for the modern bohemian bride who wants to turn up the drama in the sleeves. With a signature Galia low back and breathtaking pointed chapel trained combined with a dramatic sheer point d'esprit tulle sleeves that waterfall trains to the ground, this 3D lace number is a show stopper.
Of course, no Galia Lahav bridal collection is complete without a mini dress. The featured mini, Loulou, is a statement satin number with gather-and-wraparound skirt details finished with minimalist embroidery details. Add on the removable statement cape with matching bell sleeves, and you will have a one-of-a-kind chic sophistication for your big day.
Play With High Slits
Celebrate your inner femme fatale with a cheeky high slit. Brides who love geometric embellishment should try on the Rome gown with her sparkly white and silver details, sweetheart corset top and voluminous skirt.
If whimsical 3D lace and A-line skirt is more your thing, We highly recommend Fantasia dress with her scoop neckline, chapel train and soft off-the-shoulder sleeves.
Go Bold With Texture
One way to make a statement is by playing with the overall texture of your gown. The Suri dress, with its classic Galia mermaid silhouette, low-back and fully embroidered floral details, makes a statement worthy of any romantic affair. You can wear it with a long dramatic train or contrast it with a smooth chiffon detachable train.
Eternal Bridal is excited to welcome Galia Lahav's 'Telenovela' Haute Couture wedding dress collection to our Galia Lahav trunk show in early 2022. Be one of the first Australian brides to try on gowns from Galia Lahav's brand new FW2022 "Telenovela" and "Gala Girls" collections complemented by a selection of spectacular bridal gowns from past collections. To register or for more information, click here.