Register to Meet Designer Yaniv Persy on 16 November 2017
Steal the show in a modern 2018 gown by Persy! For one day only, come and meet designer Yaniv Persy in person, and hear his perspective on how to pick a dream gown for your wedding.
In an exclusive interview with Central Weddings, Yaniv Persy shares his inspiration and ideas about his highly acclaimed 2018 bridal collection.
Q: How and why did you get into bridal design? What inspires you?
Yaniv: I started my brand through high end ready-to-wear for women. One day I had a call from a client asking if I can design one of my evening gowns in white for her wedding and this is how my journey began.
Q: What was the most memorable experience you had while working with John Galliano?
Yaniv: Wow, it was such an inspiration working at Dior and Galliano! I had such a great experience working and designing with no boundaries! The creativity was to the extreme, there were no rules and so many creative people in textile and fashion! The inspiration of each collection was so immense that was easy to create.
To learn more about Yaniv Persy's newest collection, his advice for brides-to-be looking for their dream wedding dress, and his vision for the future of bridal fashion!
Q: What are the most important elements in designing a dress?
Yaniv: I think it's about the balance between great textile and complementary cut! For me, today's bride is less and less traditional and slowly becoming more up to date with the latest trends. I love combining tradional elements from the past and giving it new flavor of freshness and romance.
Q: What do you like most about Asia and HK in particular?
Yaniv: I love the modernity in the culture and mix with history. I think there is so much inspiration in Asia – I am very excited to be coming again !
Q: How do you adapt your designs and styles for the Asian bride?
Yaniv: We learned that the body proportion is more petite and we wanted to complement the body as much possible giving length to the body. I am really in love with our Asian brides!
Q: What is the biggest trend for 2018?
Yaniv: I think the strongest trends for 2018 comes from various trends! The first trend is more sensuality in the cut, deeper slits and romanticism. Also there is great presence of non-traditional accessories and elements such as belts, jackets and today's bride becoming more “cool."
Q: What is the most important tip you can give for a bride when choosing her gown?
Yaniv: Be loyal to yourself ! Be who you are, don't be afraid to have individuality and presence…. after all it's your big day!
Q: Who is your favorite designer? Do you have a muse?
Yaniv: I am in love with Dries van Notten textiles and I think he is a genius. Ricardo Ticci for his innovation and daring to bring trends and designs to the extreme. Also I love to follow Chloe as it brings great feminine flavor to the fashion industry!