tel aviv’s top bridal designers

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!

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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.

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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!

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Maison

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.

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inbal

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.

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lihi

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.

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shimka

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!

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Which of these bridal designers is your favorite? Let us know!

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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!

About Sara Burnett

Editor of Burnett's Boards, which she founded to showcase global creativity in the wedding industry. Sara currently lives out of a suitcase while island hopping the Caribbean and beyond. Learn More // Follow on Instagram.

Comments

  1. So many great designers from such a small country! Totally didn’t know ‘gemology’ was something you could major in. Learn something new every time over here : )

  2. Oh my goodness! I love every single one of these gowns! Tel Aviv is so full of bridal talent! I think I need to pin every single one!

  3. such dreamy designs. happy weekend!

  4. Oh my gosh, clearly I’ve been living under a rock. I had no idea how gorgeous Israel’s bridal fashions were!!

  5. What a perfect way to start the weekend. Thanks so much Sara for the guest post and letting me bring a bit of inspiration from my city to your readers. Can’t wait to do this again in the future. Love from Tel Aviv x

  6. Wow!!! These are all sooooo gorgeous! LOVE <3

  7. i have been searching for a berta, inbal dror or maison bellaish ‘used’ dress it”s strange that not so many brides are wearing those lovely dresses

  8. Priscilla says:

    Thank you for the tips!! I am flying to Israel in 4 weeks to see all these designers…I AM SOOOOOO EXCITED!!! 🙂 Thank you

    • Jaclyn DiGulio says:

      Hi Priscilla,
      I’m planning on traveling to Tel Aviv to visit, Inbal Dror, Galia Lahav and Berta studios. I have recently tried on Inbal Dror and Galia Lahav gowns and fell absolutely IN LOVE with the designs. Can you share what was your favorite and how were the prices purchasing there compared to purchasing in USA/ out of the country?

  9. do you have any ideas about the prices? like Galia Lahav or Inbal?

  10. does anyone know of a reasonable bridal store in Tel aviv where I can get a vintage veil?