The new 2015 collection is already arriving in stores all over the world. There are more than 200 dresses there, waiting to make your dreams come true. The design, production and logistics teams have been toiling for months to make sure that is ready on time.
As for us, we’d like to take you behind the scenes for a step-by-step look at how we make our dresses. The expert hands of our highly skilled team work to create our new collections. Each step is designed to make the bride feel unique, from the choice of each design and fabric and the delicate, exclusive hand crafted process… The expertise of Spain’s most highly skilled professionals brings the Pronovias haute couture collection to life. This marvellous example of teamwork and harmony is a pleasure to behold. Wellcome to our Atelier in Barcelona.
Our brides’ dreams are transformed, stitch by stitch, into the most breathtaking, romantic dresses imaginable.
Each dress has its own story, but they all belong to the same team. Designers, pattern-makers, model makers and seamstresses work together to make the product, the dress, a reality.
Everything starts with a sketch of the dress by Pronovias design team. When the drawing is finished, they personally explain how it should look to the model makers and suggest the best materials for making it. This is when the professional know-how of the pattern makers comes into play. They create the dress pattern by putting the pieces on a dressmaker’s dummy, almost like solving a jigsaw puzzle.
They will later create the paper pattern. Each piece of the dress is cut out from special paper and appliqués and embroidery and how they are to be sewn on are added. This is a painstaking task for the Pronovias team, given that some dresses are made of up to 300 different parts.
At the end of the process, the dress is cut out and sewn and a ‘pricing’ is made, as well as technical instructions explaining how to manufacture the dress from beginning to end. This is the great legacy of Pronovias.
Interestingly, it takes an average of 80 hours to make a wedding dress, which is a very laborious, skilled process. That’s it!
What do you think of the process? Isn’t it marvellous?
Don’t forget that you can make an appointment to try on the dress of your dreams at any of our stores around the world. Book a Pronovias appointment here.