Vancouver is home to some fantastic local bridal designers that you should know about if you’re on the hunt for a dress for your nuptials. Whether you’re looking for a ready-to-wear dress or custom-made gown, here are the top six Vancouver bridal designers to check out.
Designer Patty Nayel was a trailblazer in 2009 when she started her eco-friendly Pure Magnolia bridal collection. The collection comprises of customizable dresses made from a variety of eco-friendly fabrics: organic cottons, vintage and recycled fabrics, European laces, and more. For 2016 there are a variety of separates that you can mix and match. You can even bring in a vintage heirloom dress to Pure Magnolia’s North Vancouver studio to have it remade. How sustainably chic.
Originally from Cuba, Cachè Couture creative director Iliana Rosabal designs custom bridal and evening gowns for the luxe bride. She was inspired to create a black and gold eveningwear collection inspired by nature for Spring 2016. If you consider yourself an unconventional bride and are looking for something different, opt for one of their colourful evening gowns as a wedding dress since white is no longer the only option. Cache is a local bridal boutique worth checking out for a couture experience.
Established in 2013, Gaby Bayona has consistently released annual collections of eight effortlessly modern wedding dresses for Truvelle. A go-to bridal designer to local fashion industry insiders, her gowns often feature unique details such as dip dye ombre and sequin block hems. If you’re looking for a dress with a simple and organic feel, visit the Truvelle flagship in Gastown.
Custom bridal designer Kathryn Bass attended two fashion schools before starting her eponymous line. Though each dress is tailored toward the individual, her 2016 New Romantics and Signature collections feature sweetheart necklines, waterfall ruffles, and peplums. A custom Kathryn Bass dress would be perfect for the classic bride.
Jason Matlo has been designing dresses for over a decade, and for more than half that time he’s been designing fashion-forward wedding gowns. His collections tend to include statement bows and form-fitting silhouettes. If the man can make a bridal-inspired toilet paper gown look good (for the 2013 Annual White Cashmere Collection contest), he can do anything.
Truvelle’s Gaby Bayona brings her mom, designer Merly Bayona on board as lead designer for her latest bridal line. Laudae (pronounced “low-day”) premiered at Eco Fashion Week this April 2016. The brand is sourced locally, made-to-order, and uses eco-friendly materials within the production facility (e.g. recycled polyester linings), office and manufacturing process. Classic mermaid styles, thigh high leg-slits, deep-V backs and unexpected cutouts can be found in the debut collection launching in Vancouver this summer.