Something to kick start your Friday evening into the weekend. My inbox is awash right now with emails from PRs representing designers who have just launched their brand new Spring/Summer 2014 collections. One of the stunning collections that stands out for me by a long shot is, Raimon Bundo, especially when I get emails like this…
"The new Raimon Bundó collections will be hitting shops this month. All our dresses are 100% made-to-measure in Barcelona (for no additional cost) and we offer a fantastic standard turnaround of 2 months as well as options to customize dresses for no additional fees. We really want to make brides aware of the service we provide because it sets us apart from other top designers.
The Barcelona-based company has the
old-school warmth and artisan creative spirit of its owners combined
with slick customer service. The company prides itself on its complete
control over design and production."
Images Copyright (c) 2013, Raimon Bundó
Two months? That's pretty going going huh?
Raimon Bundó is one of Spain’s leading bridal houses. The family-run
company has been passed from father to son and has been a market leader
in both the domestic and international markets for many years.
their own shops on some of Spain’s most prestigious streets, as well as
stockists in almost every town in Spain, the company exports its dresses
all over the world – including, lucky brides, right here to the UK (see a list of UK stockists at the end of this feature).
Now, first of all people you need to see this full post
as it features two very different collections and sets of images.
There are now four different
collections under the Raimon Bundó umbrella, two of which are available
the UK, and I'm featuring both these collections in this post, starting with these wonderfully Grace Kelly-esque gowns.
Each has its own distinct character and all the collections
designed and made by hand by a team in workshops in and around Barcelona
using only European fabrics. The dresses are made-to-measure for no
extra charge and brides are invited to customize their dress for no
extra charge. Their standard lead-time of 2 months for a couture dress
is hard to beat. And if that wasn’t enough, the company is also becoming
known for coming to the rescue of last minute brides with an extra fast
turnaround of 2-4 weeks, in special cases.
Raimon Bundó designer Cristina Arana, is loyal to the company’s original elegant
aesthetic and designs with the classic bride in mind – but there are
twist as usual. In the 2014 collection you will find new light-as-air
brocades in silk and cotton as well as beautiful signature silks and
Silhouettes range from formal voluminous shapes (think
décolletage and bustles) to soft sensuous
curves traced in delicate silk tulle, lines that hug the body and then
float away, evoking a more contemporary femininity.
Keeping true to her
core principles of quality, modernity and simplicity, there is something
about Cristina’s designs that chimes with English sensibilities, as these images illustrate.
Against it’s sister collection, the 'IR by Bundo' range is refreshingly informal and colorful. It has free spirit at its heart and connects Ivonne, its designer, with brides who want to flaunt their natural beauty, their individuality and their sensual dreamy side. This collection drops with protocols and indulges Ivonne’s care-free spirit.
The varied palette is captured in lace, silks and tulles and incorporates tie-dyed bohemian silks in warm tones with mediterranean accents. The lines are more casual and quirky making this collection perfect for destination weddings and brides looking for a personal alternative style that has a big heart.
Designer Ivonne Ruiz who caters for the alternative bride,
continues to break ground and innovate, imbuing all her designs with her
own personal style and special touches. Exhibiting each year at the
prestigious Gaudi catwalk in Barcelona both designers produce critically
acclaimed collections year after year and continue to promote the
brands shared fundamental values of quality, modernity and simplicity.
I LOVE these gowns
These two beautiful new collections from Raimon Bundó will be arriving at the following boutiques in the UK by the end of this month : Angelica Bridal (Islington, London), Mirror Mirror (Crouch End, London), Love Bridal (Altrincham, Cheshire), Y.A.P Bridal (Newcastle upon Tyne), Beautiful Bridal Boutique (Bournemouth), Windsor and Eton Brides (Windsor), Martin Charles Bridal (Oundle, Peterborough) and Mia Bridal (Carlisle, Cumbria/Blush, Belfast and Northern Ireland).
Please tell me one of you is going to be a Raimon Bundó bride?
Enjoy your evening (staring at these images) my lovelies,