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Introducing The Designer Collective

We have scoured the globe in search of celebrated bridal designers to offer an exclusive gown collection, defined by luxe fabrics, exquisite lace & couture craftsmanship. The gowns will be part of a Trunk Show traveling across the country throughout the summer. These limited-time events will give brides-to-be their only chance to try-on Designer Collective gowns at their nearest BHLDN shop. Read on for a little bit about the creative minds behind these gorgeous gowns.

Meet The Designers:

Daughters of Simone Inspired by their home state of California, their travels through Indonesia and Australia, and their mother’s own 1970s off-the-shoulder gown, sister duo Ashley and Brittany Castanos have created a truly unique bridal collection. The epitome of boho-chic, each dress features graphic laces, unexpected details, and easy silhouettes.

Designer Collective
shop the Kemp Gown | shop the Abilene Gown

Liz Martinez French-Israeli designer Liz Martinez’s youthful passion is apparent in her gorgeous bridal collections, which are guided by the philosophy that each gown should capture a woman’s inner beauty and seductive nature. The romantic silhouettes paired with sheer details and subtle beading are ethereally sexy.

Costarellos Inspired by ancient Greek philosophy, Christos Costarellos’ feminine creations are decidedly forward-thinking. Beautifully crafted European laces meet modern silhouettes and flattering bias cuts. The couture tailoring and luxe embroidery infuse movement and eye-catching detail into each dress.

Designer Collectiveshop the Dixon Gown | shop the Huxley Gown

Johanna Johnson Since opening her first store in 2005, Johanna Johnson has dressed celebrities on red-carpets around the world, including Chrissy Teigen, Madonna, and Meryl Streep. Her Sydney-based team crafts wedding gowns with the same impeccable tailoring and luxurious fabrics for which Johnson’s couture collections are known. Elegant and sophisticated, her Art Deco-inspired silhouettes were made for the bride who wants to exude glamour on her big day

Rime Arodaky Inspired by designer Yves Saint-Laurent and 1970s icons like Jane Birkin and Romy Schneider, Rime Arodaky challenges the image of the innocent bride. Featuring luxe crepe and lace sourced from the best French and Italian suppliers, her gowns are best described as elevated rock’n’roll. Sheer details and sexy, modern silhouettes are the cornerstone of Arodaky’s sophisticated yet effortlessly cool aesthetic.

Designer Collectiveshop the Bethany Gown | shop the Felicia Gown

Theia  Helmed by Irish designer Don O’Neill, Theia owes its name to the Greek goddess whose sparkling eyes are said to have harnessed the power of light. Known for romantic silhouettes, Theia gowns feature exquisite Chantilly & Guipure laces, Spanish tulles, and intricate beading. Always nodding to tradition, the ethereal styles allow every bride to feel like a goddess as she walks down the aisle.

Designer Collective images via Kelee Bovelle | Taylor Tolbert | Samantha Green | Angela Mae Photography | Nikki Anderson

Find out even more about the designers and where they find inspiration here. We hope to see you at a Trunk Show soon!

xo, BHLDN

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