Everyone knows that when great designers welcome a star in their studios they create an exclusive garment, shaped on her personality and identity. Well, this treatment is offered to any future bride who visits Galvan to buy their wedding dress. Stefania Vaccari gives us this example with enthusiasm and passion to explain the spirit of his company (that she manages together with Lucia Galvan and the designer Lorena Bonometti) that has been producing collections for 27 years, one of the few left to represent the real made in Italy and this strikes the eye when entering the workshop in Castiglione delle Stiviere where the dressmakers sew skilfully and cut using scissors. The attention is up to the smallest detail, the gowns have the bride’s initials embroidered on the lining, and even the packaging makes every item seem like a precious gift. Nevertheless, do not think that the atelier, in which you can breathe an atmosphere of the old days, where clothes are created with love, does not leave space to modernity: design architecture and furnishings with glass walls and steel beams, but the style, most of all, of the collections is very similar to contemporary fashion. In fact, the designer follows the dictates of fashion that girls love so much, closely. An example? The top item of the 2016 collection is very similar to a caftan that reminds of those seen on the haute couture catwalks. While the general mood was inspired mainly by the ‘50s, with decorations of polka dots, long hems and bubble skirts, just like with the ready-to-wear trends. Even the colour palette is in line with the latest fashion trends: a pink that could be called nude represents the new colour and the fabrics often have transparencies that, considering they are dresses to be worn in church, are discrete. However, they are ideal to decline lace, one of the fashion house’s distinctive features. Attention to detail cannot neglect the accessories, starting with the veils, which are in demand lately, made directly at the atelier and designed to match the dress perfectly.
Author: Staff Galvan Sposa