Fashion highlights at the INTERBRIDE 2016 fair: Young designers and their collections

The leading bridal fashion fair, INTERBRIDE, has once again opened its doors this year in the search for up and coming bridal designers from all over Europe. After numerous entries, it has finally come down to the last 5! These young designers will be presenting their designs from June 25th-27th in Dusseldorf at the INTERBRIDE show this year!


News from the world of weddings – INTERBRIDE 2016

Dusseldorf, the fashion capital of Germany, will once again host wedding professionals from throughout Europe and around the world, bringing with them the latest trends and innovations in bridal fashion. The international wedding fair will be held from June 25th-27th, and we can’t wait to see what they have to offer this year!


Platform for young designers throughout Europe

INTERBRIDE is one of the most famous fairs in Europe, and now for the second year in a row is giving young, up and coming designers the chance to present their collections to wedding designers, manufacturers and the media. This wonderful fair began back in Autumn 2015, and aims to give young designs the oportunity to take their first step into the world of weddings. 

What does the modern bride wear? What are the new innovative trends for 2016/2017? What are your new and impressive ideas? These are the 3 interesting questions that the finalists will have to answer this year, as well as presenting their new collections. This year will see a completely new design concept, with a red carpet leading to the exhibition halls, a Chill Zone and coffee bars, complete with beautifully ornate floral decoration. Young designers will receive feedback on their designs as well and advice and inspiration for future collections.


INTERBRIDE and trade visitors

All of the designers in the final have something in common: they are highly creative and have a love for fashion! The audience of experts is just as interested in bridal trends as the brides themselves, and this is why it is important that young designers have this oportunity to showcase their work to some of the best in the industry.


The talented designers:

The 5 aspiring young designers were selected from all over Europe by INTERBRIDE according to their creativity, inovation and practicality of their designs: VC Couture, Erlenn, Lola Cuello, Eleni Konti & COUTURE STUEN. We were lucky enough to be able to interview the designers to find out a bit more about them and their work!

VC Couture

The brains behind the VC Couture label is Verena Christmann, a German bridal fashion designer who has been making tailor made wedding and evening dresses in her studio for many years now. Along with her team, she creates breathtaking pieces, which have become more and more popular in recent months. Customers want perfecrly fitted garments, whether it be a bride or a wedding guest. The fit, design and colour preferences are the most important factors. She want to ensure all of her clients have beautiful custom designs for their special occassions.

Photo: VC Couture
Photo: VC Couture

She applied to INTERBRIDE in the hopes of her brand becoming more widely known. For a creative fashion designer, creating bespoke dresses and always keeping the client in mind is one of the most important things. It would be a dream come true for Verena Christmann to see her designs in bridal boutiques throughout Germany.

Each piece is unique. Elegant, stylish, and full of tasteful detailing using pearls, feathers and tulle. Clean lines combined with playful elements. A hint of retro detailing, perfectly combined with modern features. Innovative, graceful and simply unique – all that embodies VC Couture. VC Couture 

Photo: VC Couture


Valentina Wally Späth and Natalia Stanglmeier are the two designers behind the Erlenn bridal label, founded in Florence. The two first met while doing their masters in Florence and imediately clicked! They both share the same passion for fashion, trends and innovative creations. Since INTERBRIDE is one of the most prominent wedding fairs in Europe, it was clear to them that this is where they wanted to submit their designs.  For the two young fashion designers, the main aim is the growth of their high fashion and haute couture  label.

Photo: Erlenn

The superior designs from Erlenn feature a unique style and an exceptional attention to detail. Uniqueness is the most important basis for the development of the Erlenn Bridal Collection.

We design wedding dresses with custom embroidery that trigger a very special feeling for our customers. Figure-hugging dresses with hand embroidered details- the combination makes brides completely content with their dresses. Brides slip into an absolutely unique wedding dress, which helps them to fully enjoy the precious moment on their wedding day. Erlenn

Photo Erlenn
Photo: Erlenn

Eleni Konti

Her passion is fashion, and it’s one that has been clear for Eleni Konti since childhood – she is a born fashion designer who creates unique clothing with heart and soul. This is a talent which runs in her family! Her great-grandfather and grandmother also mastered the art of  tailoring. Inspired by this talent in the family, she launched herself into the world of fashion design. Training at the fashion school and gaining an insight into the work of bridal workshops and designers, Eleni Konti decided that creating bespoke wedding dresses was what she wanted to do in life.

Eleni Konti Brautmode. Photo: Martin Strauss Photography
Eleni Konti Brautmode. Photo: Martin Strauss Photography

All the collections are beautifully hand crafted to ensure that they are perfect for each bride. It was clear for Eleni Konti that she wanted to introduce her latest collection at the INTERBRIDE fair this year. For Eleni Konti it is important to expand her fashion portfolio continuously and to make valuable contacts with other wedding service providers and designers. Eleni Konti’s designs are full of  passion, creativity and the upmost care.

I want every bride to know that her wedding dress was made with love for this unique and important moment in her life – from a designer who works passionately on every new design and does the best to make brides happy. Eleni Konti

Eleni Konti Brautmode. Photo: Martin Strauss Photography

Lola Cuello

Gorgeous bridal fashion directly from Spain – Lola Cuello was born in Valencia and her passion led her to study in Barcelona. She attended the ICM Fashion Institud and it was here that she made her first steps as a professional designer. Her philosiphy: she wants the collections to promote the individual style of the bride and emphasise the combination of high quality, modern materials with traditional forms, resulting in unique garments. After 8 years in Barcelona, she moved back to Mallorca, where she spent her childhood and is now working on several projects.

Photo: Lola Cuello
Photo: Lola Cuello

With her passion and commitment she has already achieved a lot in her lifetime and inspires women throughout Spain and Europe with her collections. In addition to everyday fashion, her heart beats for unique wedding dresses! She is currently working in her own studio and tailors stunning wedding dresses – her first small collection will be presented in Dusseldorf at the INTERBRIDE fair. The Spanish designer is delighted to be showcasing her designs, as she will reach a wide audience and will be  a step closer to being a world renowned bridal fashion designer!

Minimalistic, elegant and structured styles with exquisite details – the best description of my special creations for brides across Europe. Lola Cuello

Photo: Lola Cuello


Angelika Dluzen of COUTURE STUEM is a designer and seamstress who specialises in unique couture creations. The dream of having her own bridal label and creating exclusive wedding dresses developed during the planning of her own wedding. She herself, was looking for the perfect wedding dress and when she couldn’t find the one, she decided to create her own dream dress. Today Angelika Dluzen is the brains behin the impressive Danish label, and aims to fulfill the dreams of all brides to be!


The Danish designer likes to travel, enjoys the influence of the female figure and  likes strong personalities. Her exclusive wedding dresses and evening gowns are unique and evolve gradually. She strives to be in contact with the client from the first sketch to the last stitch, to make sure that the dress is perfect. Through an acquaintance in Copenhagen, the dressmaker & designer became aware of INTERBRIDE, where she is now presenting her first Bridal Collection. She hopes that her label continues to grow and is known worldwide – the trade fair in Dusseldorf is the perfect opportunity to do this. The handmade, fine details of the collection are her trademark!

When a bride wears one of my designs, I wish that they feel beautiful- each dress is unique and underlines the character of the bride. It’s the most important piece of clothing in their lives! COUTURE STUEN


Inspiration from the prestigious trade fair

Not only in Germany but also throughout Europe, INTERBRIDE is one of the most important events in the wedding industry – the young designers will meet 15.000 manufacturers, professionals and wedding experts to present their interesting creations and continue with their dream of persuing a career in bridal fashion.

Even if you’re an expert in the wedding industry, you don’t want to miss INTERBRIDE 2016 – last year 150 international brands and 5,500 visitors were present at INTERBRIDE 2015. It’s an event full of inspiration, expertise and top tips!


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