Have you noticed the avant garde movement of bridal designers coming out of Israel recently? We have — it’s hard not to. Zahavit Tshuba is just one of these fantastic fresh faces on the bridal fashion scene.
Zahavit’s designs could be described as elegance with an edge. She has stated her dramatic, yet delicate, wedding gowns are often inspired by non-bridal trends, which is perhaps one of the reasons her designs are finding success with fashionista brides.
Light, airy tule evokes a feeling of bohemian romance, while the touches of crocheted lace with fitted silhouettes remind us of the the rockstar chic sex appeal of the late 1960s and early 1970s.
Two-piece outfits with high, flattering waistlines and capes are unexpected additions not often seen in the bridal salon, but are definitely mainstays of the Zahavit Tshuba collections.
That is not to say her wedding dresses are not driven by more modern bridal trends, however. She incorporates recently popular looks such as statement backs and daring details. Sensual mermaid cuts and plunging necklines factor in as well, bringing drama and a little sex appeal to the altar.
For all the structure of Zahavit’s bridal gown design, embellishment is hyper-feminine. Tonnes of tulle, pearls and bows, bows and more bows create a look of layered elegance. Unique Art Deco-era embellishments are beautiful additions, and create visual interest from all angles.
Minimal designs demand attention to the fabrics used to make them, and Zahavit does not disappoint, creating heavily structured gowns made primarily of Italian silk and ethereal tulle. Unlike many other bridal designers this collection does not use lace heavily, choosing to incorporate it in trims or removable pieces, such as crocheted capes.
Blush, ivory and champagne colors are most commonly used, making a Zahavit Tshuba wedding dress a wonderful choice for the bride seeking a slightly different color palette.
These wedding dresses are designed for the bride who is fashion-forward with a sense of nostalgia and appreciation for the past (including a well-tailored garment) — a woman who desires to color a little outside the lines and experiment a little when it comes to a wedding gown.
A Zahavit Tshuba-designed gown would be the perfect choice for a black-tie wedding or unexpected venue such as rooftop or modern restaurant … even an incredibly romantic elopement.