Dana Harel’s SS/23 Collection is a celebration of life, creativity, freedom, and the renewal of creation. Originally inspired by royalty, Acqua was designed using classic European figures twisted with a Mediterranean feel reflecting the power of the sea.
Dana Harel’s muse for this collection, Daniella Halfon is the perfect representation of this contrast between the western and eastern cultures connected through water. Born in Israel, Daniella is the daughter of a Hungarian mother and a Libyan Yemenit father. “Shooting for Dana last season was one of my favorite experiences as a model. Collaborating with her for this campaign came naturally to me. I love the brand’s gowns and aesthetic as it is not what you would typically expect as a wedding gown.”
The campaign was shot on a natural reserve beach in Israel, the brand’s country of origin and the country where cultures embrace one another. The natural sunlight, powerful rocks and shimmering sea made it the ideal setting for tis season’s shiny bridal gowns embellished with pearls, beads, and Swarovski. The bride transforms from a traditional princess to amodern icon. The geometrical patterns contrast the romantic feeling of the looks to give an edgy touch. With 11 gorgeous pieces featuring corsets, ball gowns, mermaid gowns and embroideredtulle, the Acqua collection is a beautiful mixture of modern and historical styles.