Designer Spotlight With Yaki Ravid

The ideology of being an “overnight success” seems somewhat cliché, in the sense that it is maybe a romanticized thought or fictional plot sequence more often than it is actually a frequent reality. Overnight success is an attractive concept, yes, but how often do work ethic, passion and outside interest actually combine in the right environment to create a recipe for instantaneous recognition?

For Yaki Ravid, however, overnight success comprehensively sums up the tale of his beginning. The young man hails from Israel, a region not necessarily mapped as a frontrunner in terms of fashion design. Yet this did not prevent him from pursuing his passion for designing beautiful gowns, a dream from early childhood, executed as he began crafting dresses out of his home. Met with an unexpected whirlwind of demand, it was only a year before Ravid’s household designs caught on enough to warrant the opening of his own boutique in 2010. Since, the House of Yaki Ravid has grown into a big contender in the world of international bridal couture.

Interspersed, you see images from Ravi’s Spring/Summer 2016 Collection, as exhibited at New York Bridal Fashion week and available in stores now. The collection is exotic and fashion-forward without appearing fussy. It is infused with the elegance of Old Hollywood glamour, but balanced by the carefree sentiment that propels the prevailing boho-chic aesthetic of today’s brides and trendsetters. Yaki Ravid’s designs are crafted for a woman who has a strong sense of taste, yet is able to pull off her point of view effortlessly.

This elegance meets effortlessness is executed in the way fabrics and appliqués are combined to form deliberate lines across the body. Sheer and textural elements flatter the figure with notes of seduction, though not in a way that tries too hard.

Overall, this simple sophistication is made for the modern bride. As the brand itself asserts, Yaki Ravid gowns are “bridal couture for discerning trend setters…for the girl who is ready to actualize a fantasy, for the woman who knows excellence and will settle for nothing less, for the bride who cherishes the singular significance of her wedding day.” For the fantastical destination weddings, or the brides who resonate with Paper & Diamond’s mission to execute one-of-a-kind, unforgettable milestones, choosing a gown by Yaki Ravid is decisively simple.

Images and quotes provided by House of Yaki Ravid PR.