The Barcelona Bridal Week gains importance worldwide

12 May 2014 - 00:00
YolanCris. 2015 Collection
La Barcelona Bridal Week  has closed its 24th edition with an attendance of about 16,000 visitors between the Pasarela Gaudí Novias and International Noviaespaña that on Sunday closed with a large influx of professional visitors interested in buying dresses, accessories and wedding items. This event, places Barcelona as a city of reference in the bridal industry and the results support the policy that the Catalan Government is undertaking to promote the internationalization of the fashion industry in Catalonia, and especially the bridal and party dresses fashion sector.


According to sources within the organization, 60% were international visitors (74 different countries), representing an increase of 23% in the number of places of origin compared to last year. The largest came from Italy, Germany, Russia, United States, United Kingdom, Portugal and Brazil.


These data confirm the success of one of the most powerful textile sectors, with firms that already have become world leaders. In fact, Spain is, after China, the second country in the world exporting wedding fashion items, making this sector one of the most powerful and solid of the Spanish economy. According to event director, Miguel Serrano, "it shows a moderate optimism in the industry, so we are pleased with the results, particularly in the international ambit".


The salon has been one of the most complete ones of the latest editions, occupying Hall 2 of the Gran Vía has displayed 10,000 wedding dresses and more than 2,500 party dresses, presented by 200 brands, 50% of them international, and has hosted for the first year the living and fashion jewelery salon Eurobijoux MIBI.


Pronovias. 2015 Collection


Meanwhile, the Pasarela Gaudí Novias, which closed on Friday with a parade of Pronovias in its 50th year, completely filled the capacity of the 19 parades in which 22 designers showed over 600 new creations of the 2015 most important collections in the world.