Held at the Madinat Jumeirah, the Fashion Forward Dubai Season 5 (2015) was an amazing event. It featured shows from The Emperor, EZRA, Yousef al Jasmi, and Mauzan among others. Just like for so many others present, our personal favorite was also Ezra Santos’ collection.
BiWi brings to you EZRA’s show which features some of the best wedding dresses in Dubai.
The Maria Clara Collection by Ezra Santos
Understated but with extravagant cuts, Ezra Santos wowed everyone! The collection was inspired from old Manila in Philippines, where Ezra comes from. An amazing fact about his collection was that Ezra used Pina, a fabric that is made from pineapple leaves mixed with silk! How exotic is that! The collection also has Spanish influences due to the 300 years of Spanish occupancy in the Philippines.
Ezra’s Maria Clara collection would easily top anyone’s list of best wedding dresses for 2015. Apart from Pina, Ezra used another organic fabric, inabel. He then used the two organic fabrics together with tulle, jacquard, crepe silk and neoprene to create utterly amazing wedding gowns and evening dresses.
Ezra Santos had his first solo show at Madinat Jumeirah, in April 2010 which was received with thunderous applause. He used colours of the desert sand as a tribute to Dubai and its culture. He then entered the New York fashion scene that same year in September. His ‘Afrique de Or’ collection at the Couture Fashion Week in New York was a tribute to Africa and was received extremely well.
For Ezra, the people wearing his designs are more important than the designs themselves. He believes that the individual should stand out more than the designs. His earliest inspiration was Cinderella! No wonder his wedding gowns have such a fairytale look.
Ezra started his own atelier EZRA in 2004 in Dubai. He is not seen in many fashion shows because he likes to make designs for individual clients and he especially loves to create bridal gowns.
It takes around 4 months for Ezra to complete bridal gowns for clients. According to him, wedding dresses in Dubai need to be elaborate and lavish.
Which one of Ezra’s wedding dresses for 2015 do you like best? Comment below and let us know!
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