So, the last time we talked about Galia Lahav, we were getting into sexy, Latin-inspired looks. And they were stunning, as usual. But this time around, we got a look at GL’s GALA VIII Collection and it’s so much fun. Brides, you are going to love these just-launched dresses, especially if you grew up idolizing Alice in Wonderland and tea parties. The brilliant minds behind this brand have described the collection as “a different way of looking at wedding gowns,” and that’s seriously just the beginning. Come down the rabbit hole with us, chicks!! Oh! And no, you’re not tripping, these dresses really are that rad!
This season, designers Galia Lahav and Sharon Sever float down the rabbit hole for Collection VIII, a range of exquisite wedding gowns inspired by the gorgeous fantasia of Alice in Wonderland. With nods to Edwardian fairytale heroines, untamed garden labyrinths, and the skewed glamour of Tim Burton, Collection Gala VIII is a different way of looking at wedding gowns. “We’re giving the bride an alternative to the obvious,” Lahav says, “with trendy but classic and elegant moods all in one collection.”
As a starting point, the design team leaned into ideas of dreamy softness, sourcing exquisite fabrics like beaded and fringed chiffon, vividly-patterned laces in different sizes and weaves, and plays on shiny and matte silks with intricate, textured embroidery. Volume in sleeves and hemlines has been pumped up, while hidden inserts in the skirts provide more body and movement. From subtle mermaid silhouettes to pronounced trumpet shapes, wistful ball gowns, and modern A-line adaptations, this is a collection for extraordinary imagination and otherworldly beauty.
Not going to lie… we’re kind of “suckers” for the style.Jonas Brothers, yes, this collection reminds us SOO much of the Sucker music video that debuted in February - and all because those gorgeous wives of theirs were whimsy, artful, dramatic, over-the-top in all the right ways. They made that video what it was. And, of course, all of us watching wanted/want to be them. Not just because of Nick, Joe, and Kevin, nope; rather, because their fashions and all of the extraness is invigorating, refreshing, incredibly feminine, vivacious, and fun AF.
Photo from: @priyankachopra
KILLING IT 🔥🔥🔥.
Pretty sure the design cues match up with all the J sister sass
To mirror Wonderland’s magical aura, a color palette of dreamy shades like silk white, sheer ivory, and hints of pale pink, gold and nude have been used; their softness is often contrasted with mazes of embroidered geometric lace, mini-length pouf skirts, and sheer panels revealing glimpses of what’s underneath.
For those who believe love is an adventure….
And life can sometimes be beautifully surreal, Collection VIII is a fashion odyssey that makes Wonderland style into a stunning and amazing reality. We are legitimately obsessed. Brides, if you’re into these (why wouldn’t you be, for real?), you best get moving on exploring these gowns in greater detail. After all, you don’t want to be late… late… late for a very important date. Your wedding date, you know that’s what we mean, right??!!!
We’re all mad here…
Over these beauties, that is. Scroll along for seven of our faves, and peep the full gallery to see the rest of the dresses we’re “entirely bonkers” about. We’ll tell you a secret, they’re ALL the best.
Soft A-line dress with a plunging sweetheart neckline, high turtleneck and sheer tulle inserts all around the dress. The dress is made of embroidered lace in shades of blush ivory and sequins.
Sheer embroidered fitted French lace dress topped with a sheer pleated tulle skirt, and a sheer corset top including straps and accentuated cut-outs with silk velvet piping and beaded lace appliqués.
Sheer asymmetrical jumpsuit with a diagonal plunge in front, a voluminous balloon sleeve and candy wrap features at the waistline and ankles.
Fitted strapless mermaid dress with a sheer corset back detail accentuated with lace ribbons made of beaded lace over a shimmering background and decorated with beaded appliqués and scalloped lace trim.
Sheer strapless A-line dress made of a two-toned embroidered tulle in shades of blush and ivory with a geometrical floral pattern. The skirt has hidden pockets and a delicate silk bow sash.
A modern tailored mini balloon dress with a corset top embroidered with 3D sequin flowers, sheer high neck top with sheer tulle mouton sleeves and a voluminous mini balloon skirt.
A Romantic soft ballerina ballgown with a surprising low V corset top made of glistening sequins embossed tulle, over an ice pink and beaded embellishment at the waistline and straps.
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