Simply known to brides as “Lazaro”, wedding gown designer Lazaro Perez has made his name out of creating dramatic wedding dresses with elaborate vintage-inspired detailing.
Lazaro has been involved in the world of wedding wear since his days at Chicago’s Ray College of Design, where he once won a bridal design contest as a student. Since then, he’s worked for a number of the biggest names in wedding fashion during his 30 years in the industry, eventually launching his own label in 1995.
Lazaro has continuously been recognized by his peers in the bridal industry with awards for his amazing wedding gowns, which he says are inspired by his clients. While some designers incorporate mainstream fashion trends into their collections, instead Lazaro improves on past collections in consultations with brides and salons, paying attention to what works and what doesn’t. He does this by meeting with brides in person at bridal shows and trunk shows throughout the year, often customizing and altering gowns for the brides-to-be.
Wedding dresses bearing the Lazaro name are 100% made in America using luxury fabrics such as layers of organza, tulle and lace. Elaborate embroidery and hand beading makes the figure-flattering bodices and corsets the center of attention. Many Lazaro wedding dresses offer an elegant chapel train, keeping them versatile to wear to a number of wedding styles and venues.
In addition to flexible designs, impeccable fit is a hallmark of the Lazaro look, keeping with the ability the designer’s desire to create wedding dresses that appeal to many women. A variety of silhouettes and styles are offered in each collection, including dramatic ballgowns, sleek trumpet styles and figure-enhancing fit and flares.
Minimal styles might appeal to contemporary brides, such as a modern take on the wedding pantsuit. For the more daring bride, some gowns come in soft colors, such as sherbet pink or wisteria: a blend of baby blue and lavender.
Lazaro’s 20th anniversary collection for Spring 2014 featured wedding dresses with sumptuous ruffles and sculpted bodices, some with splashes of gold or beads. The Fall 2014 collection has focused on modern shapes with opulent vintage details, including textured skirts and exquisite Art Deco era silver beading.
Brides seeking a touch of vintage glamour in their wedding dress will love the Lazaro look. Coupled with exquisite fit, wearing Lazaro will help you feel your most glamorous as you walk the aisle and dance the night away. With so many options available, the fashion-forward woman will almost undoubtedly find a wedding dress from Lazaro’s collections that appeals to her.