I’m so pleased to welcome the lovely Lian of Israel’s top wedding blog – Hatunot to Burnett’s Boards today!
It’s hard not to fall in love with the bridal designs coming out of Israel and I fell hard when I shared Ronen Farache’s newest collection a couple of weeks ago. To go a little more in-depth I asked Lian to come and share a little bit about Tel Aviv’s top designers!
Hatunot’s fashion posts have always been favorites of mine and Lian pulled out all the stops for this one. You’re going to love it!
For a country the size of New Jersey, Israel has a surprisingly large number of amazing bridal fashion designers. Even though I have been blogging about the local wedding industry for over a year, it seems like the talent of our local designers just keeps growing and every time I discover a new designer it is as thrilling as when I wrote my first blog post.
Tel Aviv is the fashion capital of Israel, and most of the designers live and work near the city. It was really hard to choose just five favorites because there really is so much talent here, so I’ve brought you designers to cover every taste and style: from boho-chic to red carpet worthy glam.
One of the hottest names right now in the bridal gown scene not only in Israel but around the world is 39-year-old Zahavit Tshuba. Although Zahavit has had a passion for fashion her entire life, she first decided to major in gemology and diamond studies and only later decided on fashion.
It was a great decision because Zahavit’s fashion-forward gowns are stirring up a buzz all over the bridal world. Zahavit’s gowns can now be bought in Australia and will be arriving in the United States very soon so stay tuned!
Victor Bellaish’s boho-centric creations are the crave of many Israeli brides. Bellaish is a former designer for Roberto Cavalli and launched his line ‘Maison Bellaish‘ in 2006. Bellaish’s gowns are inspired by romance and the art noveau style of 20th century Paris. They are easily recognizable from afar due to their unique one-of-a-kind look.
If you are a bridal gown enthusiast, the name Inbal Dror should already be a recognizable one. The Ashdod based designer (30 minutes from Tel Aviv) has gained international fame for her low-cut daring backs and intricate designs. Her gowns are now sold internationally so if you like what you see be sure to check out her website for more information.
Another hot name in the local bridal circuit is Lihi Hod. This 31-year-old fashionista graduated from Shenkar (Israel’s leading design school) and was immediately picked up for an internship at John Galliano’s Paris studio.
Several years ago she decided to return to Tel Aviv to launch her own bridal line and has been designing romantic gowns since then. Lihi Hod doesn’t have a website yet but you can check out her gowns on her Hatunot page here.
We shouldn’t leave without a vintage budget option and thankfully designer Shimrit Bitton delivers just that. Her downtown Tel Aviv boutique ‘Shimka‘ offers a range of romantic vintage gowns that are all sold for under $1,500. The dresses all have a lovely vintage feel and are made with breezy fabrics with a close attention to detail. These are perfect for the budget savvy bride!
Which of these bridal designers is your favorite? Let us know!
I’d like to give a big mahalo to Lian of Hatunot for sharing such a fabulous and inspirational fashion post with us. Her insider knowledge of Tel Aviv’s bridal market is truly outstanding!