We are absolutely giddy over the incredible runway shows that took place at Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week just a few days ago. The Couture brand YOLANCRIS showcased the new 2019 #IDENTITY collection in the middle of Ave. Maria Cristina of Barcelona on April 26th. The show was open to the public and had a massive attendance that allowed the brand to take couture to the streets and fully utilize such an incredible venue. On the opposite side of the catwalk, the brand built a temporary village area dedicated to the future of traditional couture under the name of "Hands and Arts". The village featured food trucks, music and Barcelona's craft beer Moritz accompanied an exhibition of the works from different design and pattern-making students from different local and international schools.
The show was under the artistic direction of the theatre company La Fura dels Baus and served as a tribute to artisans and the city of Barcelona itself. Around 9pm the Montjuïc Magic Fountains were lit and served as the runway's background, accompanied by music reminiscent of the sounds of the old weaving looms. The show began with the dancing contribution of La Veronal followed by models flaunting the #IDENTITY collection. The collection was inspired by some of the great female icons of all time, from Grace Jones to Marchesa Casatti- which feels exceptionally fitting in regard to the current wave of female empowerment.
#IDENTITY gathers a myriad of styles- classic, romantic and Avant-garde- with the intention of dressing a broad spectrum of women by understanding their essence and embracing their singularities.
This collection is exploring with dresses rich in application and beading. It also aims to appeal to millennial brides by featuring sweatshirts and pants in addition to more traditional bridal designs.
As the grand finale, a majestic bride wore a long veil with strong reminiscence of Gustav Klimt while the iconic song "Y Tu Mirá" by Lole and Manuel played in the background.