Zuhair Murad Fall 2022 Bridal Collection

The Zuhair Murad Fall 2022 bridal collection has been released and we are literally speechless! As the exclusive retailer for Zuhair Murad wedding dresses in Chicago, we were thrilled to see a return to the beautiful beadwork the designer’s evening wear collection is known for.  According to Zuhair Murad himself, this collection was inspired by diamonds: “Born since the dawn of time, this eternal gem is the embodiment of love’s beginning, granting fortune to all those it adorns and exciting the imagination with its sheer regency. Dear to women’s hearts and captivating with its radiance, the timeless diamond inspired Zuhair Murad to design a collection of contemporary and vibrant wedding gowns, luminous with a thousand lights.”

Zuhair Murad fall 2022 katie wedding dress at dimitras bridal in chicago featuring a fully beaded tulle sheath bridal gown with straps, with a matching beaded tulle overskirt and veil

Zuhair Murad fall 2022 kiara wedding dress at dimitras bridal chicago featuring a beaded tulle ballgown wedding dress with corset bodice and cap sleeves

Zuhair Murad fall 2022 kiara wedding dress at dimitras bridal chicago featuring a beaded tulle ballgown wedding dress with corset bodice, matching veil and cap sleeves

Zuhair Murad fall 2022 kay wedding dress at dimitras bridal chicago featuring an off the shoulder sweetheart beaded tulle ballgown wedding dress with corset bodice

This Fall-Winter 2022 Collection is bewitching and features cabochon-cut stones arranged in multi-faceted patterns on sheaths, as well as princess-cut skirts in warm, magnolia-colored silk tulles (also available in off white for the more traditional bride!)  The skirts are topped with the designer’s signature fitted corset bodice that cinches his bride at the waist so beautifully, and is fully embellished by a delicate blend of sparkling crystals in ecru ivory and silver.

Zuhair Murad fall 2022 katya wedding dress at dimitras bridal in chicago featuring a fully beaded tulle long sleeve sheath bridal gown with off the shoulder sweetheart neckline and a matching beaded tulle overskirt

Zuhair Murad fall 2022 katya wedding dress at dimitras bridal in chicago featuring a fully beaded tulle long sleeve sheath bridal gown with off the shoulder sweetheart neckline and a matching beaded tulle overskirt and veil

Zuhair Murad fall 2022 katya wedding dress at dimitras bridal in chicago featuring a fully beaded tulle long sleeve sheath bridal gown with off the shoulder sweetheart neckline and a matching beaded veil

Zuhair Murad’s signature embroideries do not fall short in the Fall 2022 bridal collection, as they flirt with geometric patterns, featuring a medley of sharp angles on the one hand, and a dense crescendo on the other, highlighting the radiance of the swarovski crystal elements that float throughout the dreamy layers of silk tulle.

Zuhair Murad fall 2022 kim wedding dress at dimitras bridal chicago featuring a strapless sweetheart beaded tulle ballgown wedding dress with corset bodice

Zuhair Murad fall 2022 kim wedding dress at dimitras bridal chicago featuring a strapless sweetheart beaded tulle ballgown wedding dress with corset bodice and matching veil

Zuhair Murad fall 2022 kloe wedding dress at dimitras bridal chicago featuring a strapless beaded tulle a-line wedding dress with matcing gloves

There are two ethereal and effervescent lace dresses in the collection which are incandescent and shimmer.  The first features a long sleeves, a high neckline and removable tulle skirt with matching lace. The second is an uber romantic natural waisted chantilly lace ballgown, with long sleeves and an off the shoulder, deep V neckline. Both gowns feature the perfect balance of modesty and revealing elements, traditional yet modern, feminine yet edgy – and always with a matching cathedral length veil to take everyone’s breath away!

Zuhair Murad fall 2022 kylie wedding dress at dimitras bridal chicago featuring a long sleeve high neck lace mermaid wedding dress with matching overskirt

Zuhair Murad fall 2022 kylie wedding dress at dimitras bridal chicago featuring a long sleeve high neck lace mermaid wedding dress

Zuhair Murad fall 2022 kylie wedding dress at dimitras bridal chicago featuring a long sleeve high neck lace mermaid wedding dress with matching overskirt and veil

Zuhair Murad fall 2022 karen wedding dress at dimitras bridal chicago featuring an off the shoulder long sleeve lace ballgown wedding dress

Zuhair Murad fall 2022 karen wedding dress at dimitras bridal chicago featuring an off the shoulder long sleeve lace ballgown wedding dress with matching veilThe Kendell gown’s silk taffeta is draped delicately over the bodice boasting a sweetheart neckline, and falling to the floor regally for awe-inspiring glamor.  We are completely obsessed with the beaded illusion gloves, which give the perfect dash of glamour and sophistication to the final look! We can’t wait to see which of our brides will find an excuse to re wear these beauties as a statement piece following the wedding!

Zuhair Murad fall 2022 kendell wedding dress at dimitras bridal chicago featuring a strapless sweetheart ruched taffeta ball gown with beaded illusion gloves

Zuhair Murad fall 2022 kendell wedding dress at dimitras bridal chicago featuring a strapless sweetheart ruched taffeta ball gown with beaded illusion gloves and matching veil

The Karoline gown features a sequin embellished sheath wedding dress with long sleeves, whose silhouette reveals the flawless details of the bride’s shape. This seductive wedding dress is balanced by the sweet silk mikado overskirt, which comes off when the bride is ready to be light and move easily among her guests and on the dance floor!

Zuhair Murad fall 2022 karoline wedding dress at dimitras bridal chicago featuring long sleeve beaded tulle sheath wedding dress with mikado overskirt

Zuhair Murad fall 2022 karoline wedding dress at dimitras bridal chicago featuring long sleeve beaded tulle sheath wedding dress with matching veilKatya is sure to be a favorite among our brides – a timeless clean look, yet never simple. The rich pleating, figure flattering silhouette and dramatic bow make this wedding gown as much of a showstopper as the fully beaded sister dresses in the collection! A high slit in the front of the skirt can be closed for the more modest bride, but with a fabulous pair of shoes and the incredible matching veil – this wedding gown is sure to be the centerpiece of the wedding!

Zuhair Murad fall 2022 katya wedding dress at dimitras bridal chicago featuring a pleated mikado off the shoulder wedding gown with high slit, bow detail, and matching overskirt

Zuhair Murad fall 2022 katya wedding dress at dimitras bridal chicago featuring a pleated mikado off the shoulder wedding gown with high slit, bow detail, and matching veilFinally Ketty appears in the collection for the very effortless bride, who wants a light wedding dress with movement and unassuming charm.  This breezy silk chiffon ballgown has a flattering off the shoulder neckline, beaded appliques at the bodice and a removable matching cape to add to the impact of the gown’s charm!

Zuhair Murad fall 2022 kim wedding dress at dimitras bridal chicago featuring an off the shoulder ruched chiffon ballgown wedding dress with beaded appliques and removable cape

Fall 2022 is expected to arrive in store by the Spring of 2022.  Please email us at info@dimitrasbridal.com to join our waitlist to shop the Fall 2022 Zuhair Murad wedding collection first!

 

 

5 Reasons the Lee Petra Grebenau Bridal Collection Should be on Your “Must Try Before I Buy” List

You’re engaged and excitedly began your search for your wedding dress, when you quickly realized the options and variety of bridal gowns are literally limitless! This can be great, but it can also feel very overwhelming. A simple search for the hashtag “wedding dress” produces thousands of images of bridal gowns and you are savvy enough to know that some of them must be edited beyond recognition. So where do you start?

You definitely don’t want to make the mistake of trying to cover all the bases – entering into a never ending saga of trying on hundreds of dresses to the point where all of the joy is completely sucked out of the experience for you.  This will simply leave you more confused than when you started, as everything becomes a blur of white dresses.

Instead, what you should do is prioritize your options, and create what we call a “Must Try Before I Buy” list. This list encompasses the designers and gowns that check off different boxes for you and which you know you need to see to be sure that you are choosing the perfect dress for yourself.

One of the collections that should be on this list is Lee Petra Grebenau, and here’s why:

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1. Lee Petra Grebenau grew up in her family’s international textile business – her earliest memories and experiences were inundated by the embroideries and fabrics she would one day become an artisan of! From childhood she developed an innate understanding of how they can be used to create the most incredible bridal and evening gowns. After graduating from Shenkar with honors – the most prestigious fashion academy in Israel – she immediately began developing her namesake collection. Her focus on using only the finest fabrics and materials for her bridal gowns sets her apart from many of her contemporaries.  Not only are her laces and embroideries among the most beautiful and artisanal in the world, but you will not find Lee Petra Grebenau fabrics in several other bridal collections, and this makes every gown extremely special!

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2. Lee Petra Grebenau still makes custom changes to her gowns – Unlike many of her contemporaries, Lee Petra Grebenau still works with brides to make custom changes to her designs.  In other words, if you love the sleeves of one gown, and want to add this element to another one of her styles which you love the most, she will make the custom change for you! This type of one on one designing isn’t cost effective for most designers, so they simply take the option off the table. Lee Petra is still deeply invested in her brides on a personal level though, and this makes her stand out among her peers in luxury bridal design. “Each wedding gown is custom made uniquely to its client, allowing Lee Petra Grebenau to become a destination for brides that appreciate high standards of quality and are looking for a one of a kind experience.”

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3. Lee Petra Grebenau did not wither in the face the pandemic – Lee Petra had begun to design her new “Belle Epoque” collection when the coronavirus pandemic hit.  As a result, she had to stop and put all of her focus and production efforts on her brides’ gowns, to ensure every single wedding dress order would be fulfilled as expected.  Once this was accomplished, she could have simply delayed release of the new season as most designers did understandably do.  Instead, she insisted on picking up where she left off because, “About two months ago I decided that it would be right to continue the collection, and to not give up because of the virus. My team worked around the clock to finally launch it, and for that I am grateful. I think that in these difficult times it is more important than ever to dream, and I am sure that soon we will be able to return to a normal life; fly abroad without worries, go to a concert and get married with all the people we love by our side. I am proud and excited to launch ‘LA BELLE EPOQUE’.” That decision to push forward with hope in the face of a worldwide crisis whose ending at the point was completely unknown, says so much about who she is as an artist and as a woman.

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4. Lee Petra Grebenau is a young designer – why should this matter? It is important because she is in a time of life that is in sync with her brides’ lives. She designs gowns with a true sensibility for what brides want today.  Her reinterpretation of the traditional wedding dress is done with a modern romantic vein, that is delicate with a subtle unexpected edge.

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5. Lee Petra Grebenau gowns are simply among the most beautiful in the world – at the end of the day, this is what it is all about isn’t it? Your wedding dress should be made of the finest fabric, with the most meticulous hand sewing and tailoring, and the most exquisite bridal design you have ever seen.  Lee Petra checks all those boxes and more – she is truly inspired and inspiring, she is motivated by love for her brides and passion for her craft, and she is a female designer whose talent and creativity are in a category only a few select designers can claim to be a part of.  “I have chosen to call my new 2021 bridal collection “LA BELLE EPOQUE”. The beautiful epoch is a term for a period of optimism, economic and technological prosperity, and artistic flourishing that prevailed in Europe in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. At that time, the style of art and design that dominated was called Art Nouveau. This art movement was influenced by many motifs of nature, and this is primarily my inspiration for the collection. Although we are in a period of a global pandemic, social distancing and other restrictions in so many fields, I chose this name that reflects an opposite period.”

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Lee Petra Grebenau Spotlight

We are very excited to announce our exclusive Lee Petra Grebenau shopping event December 16-18, 2016.  This will be Chicago brides’, as well as brides of the midwest, first chance to shop the Fall 2017 collection!  The signature of the collection is meticulous craftsmanship, tailoring and hand embroidered details.  The design house uses  exclusive laces and fabrics primarily from France,  which are usually unique to the collection and hand finished with coveted details such as 3-d florals, feathers and subtle sparkle!  This is a special one weekend event, and space is limited!  Click the link at the bottom of the post to reserve your spot today!

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Special incentives will be offered on gowns purchased during the weekend!

By appointment only, 312 787 0920.

Romona Keveza Fall 2017 Bridal Collection – New York Bridal Fashion Week

While sophisticated and timeless,  the Romona Keveza couture bridal collection is a fashion forward alternative to the designer’s more traditional Romona Keveza Legends collection!  The Fall 2017 gowns have a shared inspiration – the fantasy that every girl has of her perfect dress – whether she is a modernist, a fashionista or an aristocrat.  Here is a look at the stunning Fall 2017 bridal gowns that were presented to us just last weekend during New York Bridal fashion week!

Dreamy and ethereal best describe the “fashionista” wedding gowns that first emanated from the dressing suite.  These dresses featured 3d laces and intricate beadwork in subtle hues of blush, gold and lavender!  Their gossamer fabrics included silk net and metallic silk embroidered lace – for an effect that was utterly enchanting!

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The modern bridal gowns that came next were incredibly chic, yet feminine – including horsehair finished overskirts that softened the sleek lines of the minimalist gowns underneath.  These gowns feature Romona Keveza’s signature 5ply Italian silk crepe fabric, which is truly like no other crepe in the industry.  This rich fabric has just the right weight to make the gown drape perfectly along the bride’s figure, and her seaming is so impeccably effortless it belies the skill that is needed to achieve it.  The Fall 2017 collection achieved a new level of architectural drama with several short dresses that were paired with overskirts of varying length and style…giving brides the versatility of transitioning from gown to  cocktail dress at a moment’s notice!

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Finally, the aristocrat series of gowns are best described by one term – dream dress!   Featuring baroque details, silk organza flowers, beaded laces, and flowing skirts, each bridal gown gives a nod to the different princess fantasies we may have had as little girls.  As always, Romona Keveza’s finale gown was the masterpiece of the collection, based on a gown from New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art.  Made of lace printed silk organza, the ballgown skirt is cut to lay like the petals of a flower…this dress is the ultimate chic Cinderella fantasy!

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We have to thank Collin Pierson photography for capturing these moments during our appointment with

Romona Keveza at New York Bridal Fashion week!

Dimitra’s Bridal is proud to be the exclusive bridal boutique for the Romona Keveza bridal collection in Chicago.

Contact us for trunk show dates and special events at info@dimitrsbridal.com!