Galia Lahav 'Dancing Queen' bridal collection
22 Oct 2020
Galia Lahav launches it’s couture bridal collection, Dancing Queen, for FW 2021
The FW 2021 bridal collection by Galia Lahav is inspired by the freedom of expression through dance and movement. Named after the song “Dancing Queen” by ABBA from Mamma Mia! (the first musical our head designer Sharon Sever listened to while away at college) this collection pays homage to a woman’s artistic heart, independent spirit, and freedom to make her own choices in the way she represents herself.
The collection is also influenced by two famed ballerinas: 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.
Whereas the 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.
The gowns incldue light-as-air overskirts and detachable petticoats to sheer capes and delicate draping—all which offer a whimsical feel and sense of freedom.
New methods of construction for flattering corsets were used, as well as ballet-inspired necklines that reimagine the ballgown and full, pleated skirts for a modern take on the tutu.
Other details taken from classic ballet costumes include hints of blush pink that add depth and dimension to the lace and embroideries that were created in our atelier (many motifs taken from Ballets Russes ballet company as a nod to Pavlova) and illusion fabric with rhinestones.
A sense of romance plays throughout this collection for the bride who dreams of a world that is as expressive and dramatic as a glorious ballet.