The "vernissage" of Quebec fashion manufacturers at the Fashion Museum was a grand success. Invited guests gathered amid the 300+ year old stone walls of the venue at the Marché Bonsecours in Old Montreal to see a fabulous display of fashion including furs, boots, accessories, and of course bridal. Congratulations to the entire team from the museum who did such a fantastic job of arranging the displays
Here are some photos of the Malis-Henderson exhibit and the crowd from last night.
MALIS-HENDERSON is proud to have been chosen to display seven veils and headpieces in the bridal section of the Montreal Museum of Fashion. The museum, located in the Old Port District of Old Montreal, collects, preserves, and displays fashion originating in Quebec and dating from 1845 to the present.
Research, conservation, education, dissemination: these are the cornerstones of the Fashion Museum’s activities. The Fashion Museum is thoroughly modern and future-focused, and an indispensable resource in the world of Quebec fashion and textiles. Its original, cutting-edge exhibitions attract connoisseurs and neophytes alike.
The exhibition runs from May 5, 2017 to December 30, 2017
at 363 de la Commune Street East, Montreal.
It may be the launch of the 2017 Fall Collection, but flowers are everywhere this Spring. Headpieces, and bouquets made from "Tru-Touch" Flowers, Silk-screened Garden Veils, and Sequin floral patterns on veils are a big hit with the retailers.
The entire 2017 Fall collection can be viewed as of today at www.mhtiara.com
We've recovered from the travel, set up and show and have found some time to post some happy memories with customers who took the time from their busy schedules to come and visit our booth. To reach the customer web site, click on the picture.
Just in, here is the video from the New York International Bridal Week fashion show, featuring three outstanding bridal fashions by Elen Henderson.
1. Floral Cloche and Veil
2. Floral Shawl & Veil
3. Champagne Petals and Diamantes Veil (The veil that wowed Chicago and New York)
Ian Stuart of bridal gown fame, all the way from the UK, poses with Elen and two of his models in his booth at the New York International Bridal Week. Here, one of his models is wearing Elen's latest Garden Party Bridal Hat.
Just back from The New York International Bridal Week, and how great it was to see new and long time customers, friends in the industry, and the all the organizers who did a great job in keeping everything running well.
Here are three of our styles that drew the breath from the audience at the fashion show.
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For our showstopper in both Chicago and New York, Elen created this magnificent one-of-a-kind veil with champagne petals and clear diamantes. Needless to say the crowd was wowed and the cheers were loud!
What a wonderful experience it was to participate in Kleinfeld Canada's Premiere Accessory Week in Toronto. I was impressed watching the consultants working with their brides demonstrating their knowledge and expertise. And the store you ask? ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL! - BRIDAL HEAVEN.
I wanted to share a corner of this blog to honour the life of Cynthia Vitacollona who passed away this Spring. She was a dear friend, known throughout the bridal industry, and loved by family, friends, and customers alike. - Peace and Love
Looking forward to seeing everyone at the Chicago and New York Bridal Markets !
We will be closing for the Holidays Dec 24 at 1:00 PM EST and re-opening on Jan 6 at 8:30 AM
On the catwalks in London and New York, it is clear that long veils are making a strong comeback. What is more romantic and beautiful than the vision of a bride making her entrance, enveloped in the soft flow of an illusion or faux-silk veil?
Our 2014 Collection (sneak a peek at the “Garden Veil”) will feature stunning Alençon laces with hints of gold or silver, delicate Chantilly laces, pearls and diamanté detailing on long veils that will embrace the bride’s gown and create that magical look.
Brandi's Bridal Galleria will be showing some fabulous Malis-Henderson headpieces and veils at the Wedding Planner & Guide Winter Bridal Show to be held January 11 and 12, 2014 at the Alliant Energy Center Exhibition Hall in Madison, WI. The Fashion Show takes place at noon and at 3:00 PM each day. Tickets can be purchased in advance at Brandi's Bridal Galleria, at www.wedplan.com, or at the Alliant Energy Center on the day of each show.
Come back to the blog after the event when we will have some pics for you to view.
Malis-Henderson is thrilled to welcome it's most northern authorized bridal boutique in the world with the addition of Bateau Bridal Boutique in Anchorage Alaska. Owners Tara and Elizabeth are known for their personal service and their wealth of expertise in making sure that every bride finds the dress and accessories to create that individual and special look they've always dreamed of. At Bateau the bride is not just a client, she is a friend.
Thank you to the crew at Bacio Bacio Bridal Salon in Wellington Florida for featuring Malis-Henderson headpieces in their photo shoot that were chosen for the covers of The Wellington Magazine and The Wellington Palm Beach Brides. They were accompanied by an extraordinary artist, Laurent Dareau, and here is his rendition of the shoot is with a stunning portrait of Joanna Smith
The flight was a few hours late into New York, the carpet delivery was late, and then came in the wrong color and had to be changed, but in the end and after much hard work, , the team was ready for the show opening the following morning!
It was so great to see Marsha & George from Wedding Belles in Barrington, IL, customers for over 15 years. They have a beautiful store situated in a turn-of-the -century home that creates an ideal setting to find the perfect look.
We all miss Sherri !
The highlight of the Bridal year, The DEBI Awards are held in Chicago's Field Museum, probably the best Natural History museum in North America, and home to Sue, the world's largest and most complete T-Rex. The black-tie affair occupies the entire ground floor of the museum, making it a spectacular venue for the awards.
Here's the center part of the showroom in Chicago. It was lot's of work, but we are thrilled with the results. The flowers really add that extra touch. to welcome our new and old customers.
Just got into Chicago, and took a break from our first day of set-up to go visit Weddings 826. What a beautiful store and wonderful people! Thank you for a wonderful time.
More photos as they come - stay tuned !
The fashion show is always the highlight of the first day. Here are two of the many of Elen's headpieces that wowed the audience.