I am excited to share with you Nadia Manjarrez Studio Bridal’s sophomore collection!
“This season as I was planning my own wedding, I began to explore the significance and mystique surrounding wedding rituals. Mexican brides typically wear big ball gowns, which I gave a modern twist with removable puff sleeves and a detachable train. The Dahlia, Mexico’s national flower, is also present in this collection as an ode to my heritage,” Nadia explains.
In the Mexican tradition, brides also wear a Mantilla Veil, a circular veil with a lace trim around the edge. Nadia integrated the drama of these conventional pieces into the collection, adding in tones of blue as a pop of color. While customs like having a bouquet or dawning a long cathedral veil inspired Nadia, she vowed to keep the collection versatile including these details as embroidery on recycled taffeta, 3D floral embroidered tulle and hand drawn crocheted laces. The brand’s ethos rests in modular pieces: Add-on capes, removable skirts and detachable sleeves and trains. Hand-made beading and threadwork features variations of the poppy flowers in last season’s collection, alongside new fabrications like flowing pleated tulle and double satin. This season is for the bride who wants the sentiment of heritage, but is a contemporary woman destined for progress.
1. LUNA GOWN
Double satin Italian crepe ball gown with beaded flower appliques at bustier and skirt yoke.
2. LUNA BOW
Double satin Italian crepe bow with long lace-trains.
3. LARA GOWN
Spanish lace and pleated tulle gown with low back, beaded fringe and removable skirt
4. LARA COCKTAIL
Spanish lace and pleated tulle cocktail with beaded fringe and low back
5. MARIANA GOWN
Sunflower embroidered tulle gown with cutout bustier and floral appliques.
6. MARIANA CAPE
Sunflower embroidered tulle cape with wing sleeves and invisible straps.
7. KIKEY COCKTAIL
Hand appliqué 3D floral embroidery cocktail dress with flare skirt and halter neck.
8. KIKEY GOWN
Hand appliqué 3D floral embroidery dress with flare skirt, halter neck and removable under skirt
9. KIKEY CAPE
Giant 3D floral embroidered tulle cape
10. ADRIA GOWN
Italian satin crepe asymmetrical one shoulder dress with draped bodice and side skirt slit
11. JACKIE GOWN
Recycled taffeta with embroidered bouquet motifs ball gown with hand draped low waist bustier and built in bra and petticoat featuring removable puffy sleeves.
12. JACKIE GOWN W/TRAIN
Recycled taffeta with embroidered bouquet motifs train with ruched detail.
13. NADIA GOWN
Straight neckline Spanish Lace seamless gown with hidden separating zipper underskirt for detachable 3yd train featuring built in corset and Italian tulle
straps and forearms Italian tulle sleeves
14. SOL CAPE
Multi-tiered pleated tulle cape
15. SOL GOWN
Crochet lace asymmetrical gown with structure lines and pleated tulle full skirt
16. KARIME COCKTAIL
Matte crepe draped skirt with asymmetrical low waist
17. KARIME JUMPSUIT
Matte crepe pant with high side slits and bustier
18. MAITE GOWN
Italian “cloud” Voilée strapless gown with built in bustier and low “V” wire and hand draped details at center front and back with removable sleeves
19. MAITE GOWN AND LUPITA TRAIN
Italian “cloud” Voilée gown with low bun train