Daalarna’s latest collection, BREATHE, was unveiled at New York Bridal Fashion Week. We asked Anita Benes, Daalarna’s designer, about the international reception, and also found out which styles were the biggest favorites of Daalarna’s partner salons in person at the Mélange de Blanc Market in New York.
About New York Bridal Fashion Week
New York Bridal Fashion Week is an annual event that showcases the latest trends and designs in the bridal fashion industry. Typically held in New York City, this week-long extravaganza brings together renowned designers, bridal boutiques, and industry professionals to present their newest bridal collections. Attendees include fashion journalists, buyers, and bridal retailers, all eager to witness the unveiling of cutting-edge wedding gown designs, accessories, and bridal fashion trends. The event often features runway shows, exhibitions, and networking opportunities, providing a platform for designers to connect with industry insiders and brides-to-be alike. New York Bridal Fashion Week is a crucial moment for the bridal fashion industry, setting the tone for upcoming wedding seasons and influencing the choices of brides around the world.
A quick interview with Daalarna designer Anita Benes
How was this year’s New York Bridal Fashion Week?
It was fantastic, they loved the new Daalarna collection. For me, it’s always a great experience to meet live with our international partners. We finally got to meet our Sydney partner. Hope X Page has been our partner for over 10 years, but unfortunately, the previous owner was only ever able to attend the fair virtually. I felt that everything was finally back to normal after the Covid period.
What feedback have you received from the partner salons?
They have highlighted our punctuality, precision, the quality and finish of the materials. Also, there was a lot of praise for my colleagues, with whom they have been in daily contact for years. I’m proud that this approach we have had from the beginning has paid off over the years. It was a great feeling to hear from them personally how much they love working with us. I think if Covid has given me anything, it’s certainly this: I’ve come to really appreciate human contact, whether it’s a handshake, a hug, or a smile.
What our partners say…
While Daalarna is a Hungarian wedding dress brand and our flagship store is located in Budapest, Hungary, thanks to our lovely partner salons, our bridal gowns can be found in more than 50 cities worldwide. We asked a few of them to share their opinion about our latest bridal collection BREATHE.
Hope X Page, Sydney, Australia
„It was such a pleasure to view and explore the new collection from Daalarna. The BREATHE Collection exudes elegance and simplicity whilst beautifully featuring the intricate materials and detailing that Daarlarna is so well known for. Such a stunning collection! The favourites for me had to be BRT 006, BRT 002, BRT 021, BRT 020k, and BRT 011.” https://www.hopeandpage.com.au/
Everthine Bridal Boutique, Madison, CT, USA
„Daalarna’s latest bridal collection at New York Fashion Bridal Week was an absolute showstopper! Imagine a dreamy blend of elegance and trendiness, perfect for the fashion-forward and chic bride. The gowns are like pieces of art, designed for brides who want to be both timeless and on-trend.
Our favorite gowns from the collection were BRT 004, BRT 002, and BRT 022. The classic silhouette of BRT 022 screamed timeless sophistication. The corset on BRT 004 is everything our brides have been asking for. The modern lines with the perfect amount of romance. BRT 002 is the perfect companion to 004. For the bride who loves BRT 002, but needs a little more of a classic bridal feel. All three gowns are screaming ballet core, and we are here for it!” https://www.shopeverthine.com/
Metal Flaque, Paris, France
„The new collection was even better than the previous. We saw much more of the Daalarna styles we like. Our favourite dresses were BRT 004, BRT 006, BRT 019, BRT 020.” https://www.metalflaque.fr/
Lovely Bride, Philadelphia, PA, USA
„We absolutely loved seeing the new Daalarna collection! It felt like a breath of fresh air, just as the collection name suggests. While we love them all, we are must excited for our Philly brides to try on BRT 009 and BRT 018. The soft floral details on BRT 009 matched the deep V neckline and thin spaghetti straps are exactly what we’ve been missing. And we feel that 018 truly encompasses who our bride is! We love the clean sophisticated fabric paired with the touch of detail to add something extra special. Looking forward to having these in our store!” https://lovelybride.com/stores/philadelphia-bridal-shop/
Blush and Raven, Calgary, AB, Canada
„We loved Daalarna’s new collection! We always love to see what amazing designs Anita Benes and her team have come up with and this collection did not disappoint! There is a softness and delicacy to all of Daalarna’s gowns that is truly unmatched. Our favourites from the Breathe collection were BRT 021, BRT 017, BRT 009, and BRT 010!” https://www.blushandraven.com/
Ivory Loft Bridal, Fenton, MI, USA
„The new collections are amazing. I love Daalarna gowns because they are different yet still have a classic flare. The beading and/or detail sets Daalarna gowns above the others. Our favorite gowns from the new collection (s) are FLC 883, FLC 885, BRT 002, and BRT 022. Our #1 selling dress in our entire store is OCN 415. We sell that one often and it is always a WOW for our brides.” https://www.ivoryloftbridal.com/
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- Curious about the latest Daalarna collections? Find out more about our new collections BREATHE and FLORENCE here.