The exciting news just keeps coming! In October at bridal fashion week, Lovella Bridal selected a new designer to offer in our salon: Liancarlo.
“It doesn’t matter how long you’ve been a designer, or how many collections you’ve put together. Each one is like starting from scratch,” Liancarlo’s head designer Carlos Ramirez (pictured above with two Lovella fashion stylists) states in the beautiful short video below. A gown is a “marriage between intellect and art.”
While we were in Miami we visited the Liancarlo factory. To date, it’s the largest factory Lovella has visited! And it’s the only one we’ve seen stock so much fabric at one time, which is due to their ample space. The image of the fabric inventory (below) speaks for itself. It’s a huge convenience factor to have the fabric readily available; this is a luxury not all designers have.
Liancarlo’s latest collection is very romantic, with plenty of timeless lace and delicate embroidery. We are thrilled to be carrying the label in our salon! If you’re interested in seeing our selection, call us at (818) 248-0026 to book an appointment. Enjoy these exclusive photos of our tour!
Below is the design room, located upstairs. This is the space Carlos Ramirez uses to sketch and create new gowns:
The pattern-making room, with the first photo showing a reflection board:
A look at a seamstress working on a piece. First, the seamstress pins the fabric, using a weight that helps to manipulate the fabric while pinning. The next photo shows the skirt, all pinned by hand before tacking the material down. Next, you’ll see that the seamstress removes the pins and tacks down the fabric. Lastly, you’ll see the finished product.
The fabric inventory:
The pattern library:
The following is a pattern of a gown from the archives; you’ll see Xerox copies of the lace to ensure accuracy when producing the gown:
A look at where the gowns are made:
The seamstresses first hand stitch the organza fabric over a lined sheet of paper to ensure each layer is accurate after sewing. Once they are all accurately placed, the paper is removed from behind the organza:
The handmade skirt (seen being processed in the image above) lies on couch until the bodice is complete, and they’re able to attach them together (followed by a close-up image):