Weddings mainly come down to “the one” — whether it’s the ring, the cake, the flowers or the location. In this case, it’s the gown.

Four Filipino fashion designers come together to present a bridal collection for “Vows of Elegance, A Grand Wedding Fair” happening on April 9 and 10 at the Makati Shangri-La Hotel. Maureen Disini, Michael Leyva, Vania Romoff and Kristel Yulo will be revealing each of their collections that were exclusively designed for the event. Despite not having seen the entire lineup, it’s plain to see that each of their works possess a certain softness even in the most modern designs. The designers had different takes on each gown playing up feminine textures, intricate appliqués and elegant designs giving us a taste for what’s to come.

YStyle gives you a preview of the “Vows of Elegance, A Grand Wedding Fair” presentation and talks inspiration with the four designers.

Maureen Disini

YSTYLE: What inspired your collection for the “Vows of Elegance Wedding Fair”? Can you walk us through the silhouettes and fabrics that you used?

I was inspired by foliage this season and you can see that in a lot of my work. I’ve used pretty silhouettes in bias cut, empire, ball gown and fishtail that I believe does not go out of style. Textiles were selected and hand-picked outside the country. You will see a lot of lace, silk gazar, organza, and silk crepe in the mix.

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What did you do differently in this collection?

I’m big on the French lace + serpentina combination (which is probably my signature silhouette) but this time around, I used a variety: empire, bias cut, ballgown, fishtail and such. I used a lot of textures too. I think a bride should not be limited to the use of lace.

Tell us, who is the Maureen Disini bride?

Someone who appreciates simple and understated designs.

Vania Romoff

YSTYLE: What inspired your collection for the “Vows of Elegance Wedding Fair”? Can you walk us through the silhouettes and fabrics that you used?

I always try to make sure that the bridal pieces I design are always understated and tasteful. I’m not one for anything over the top. I believe the gown should complement rather than overshadow the bride. I’m more minimalistic in that sense. I favor classic cuts with romantic details.

How did you approach designing for the presentation?

The designs I’m presenting for this show echos my last bridal collection. Clean, youthful and always romantic.

Who do you imagine to be wearing your bridal gowns?

The Vania Romoff bride is self-assured in her style. She never wants anything ostentatious. She has a quiet confidence about her and a refined elegance.

Michael Leyva

YSTYLE: What inspired your collection for the “Vows of Elegance Wedding Fair”? Can you walk us through the silhouettes and fabrics that you used?

I am inspired by the modern Filipina brides we have nowadays. They aren’t afraid to take risks. I wanted a modern approach in every wedding gown I make but I would always consider incorporating elegance and sophistication in all of my pieces.

I dabbled with different silhouettes — form-fitting designs to ball skirts that best complement the bride. Lace, tulle, embroidery, silk, organdy and gazar were all sourced from my travels.

How did you approach designing for the presentation?

Each of my pieces is unique. When I design a wedding gown, I always consider the personality of the bride who’s going to wear it.

Who do you imagine to be wearing your bridal gowns?

Modern and sophisticated brides.

Kristel Yulo

YSTYLE: What inspired your collection for the “Vows of Elegance Wedding Fair”? Can you walk us through the silhouettes and fabrics that you used?

I was inspired by the brides that I actually meet and work with on a daily basis. Since each bride has her own vision, I try and marry my ideas with theirs to create the perfect gown for them. A lot of my brides love adding a romantic touch to their gown so I felt like it was important to create fluidity and lightness in each of my designs by using materials such as silk chiffon, organdy, and soft tulle.

How did you approach designing for the presentation?

I always think of my brides whenever I sketch and conceptualize each dress.

Every detail matters whether it be the cut, color, fabric of the gown and even down to the color of their tips. All of that matters when it comes to creating their dream gown and truthfully, there isn’t a more satisfying feeling than seeing a happy bride.

Can you describe to us the Kristel Yulo bride?

My brides are all different, but if there’s one thing that they have in common it’s that they all exude confidence. I’ve always felt that the Kristel Yulo bride speaks volumes of that.

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