It’s the wedding season and The Kurator brings you the five best bridal gowns (in no particular order…) selected for their inspirational designs by some of the Middle East region’s most talented names.
Yasmine Yeya opened her eponymous Maison in Cairo in 2006, and ever since she has been creating stunning bridal wear that fuses traditional Arab heritage with a contemporary European look. This “Patalia” gown is a mermaid gown with cordonné lace and a silk satin belt, revealing Maison Yeya’s creativity with embroidery that began when Yasmine was seven years old.
The pure and ornamental Ashi Studio gowns are dreamlike in their grandeur with flowing lines that seem to just keep on going. Saudi Arabian designer Mohammed Ashi is masterful when it comes to hand-crafting fabric works of art.
Lebanese designer Reem Acra’s “Love From Above” bridal collection was launched in New York earlier this year, featuring elegant and sophisticated creations in silk and lace-like this “Amour” gown.
Legendary Arab designer Elie Stable is a staple of the red carpet as a celebrity favourite, as well as walking down the aisle. His latest 2023 bridal spring collection is full of his stunning signature embroidery, but also this free-flowing Mikado silk gown that looks enchanting with its draped bodice.
Founded in Abu Dhabi in 1987, Hanan Al Siddiki strives to present her creations in her signature hand-crafted style putting the UAE’s tradition of pearls and embroidery on full display in her custom-made gowns.