Ultimate Bride is thrilled to welcome Mira Zwillinger to our exclusive designers and we cannot wait for our trunk show this weekend, September 18-20! Take a look below for some background on Mira and her daugher and get excited for her new collection, it’s STUNNING!
Established in 1991, Mira Zwillinger’s approach is a celebration of elegance, timeless glamour and supreme craftsmanship. In 2006, she was nominated Designer of the Year in her home country and word quickly spread to the US! Using the finest fabrics and materials sourced from Milan and Paris, combined with a meticulous attention to detail, Mira creates eye-catching couture collections without any compromise, each with their own story. Of particular interest is her delicate use of the finest hand embroidery and ornate beading from Italy. Luxurious fabrics abound, including lace, chiffon, taffeta, silk crepe and brocade all within a subtle color palette. The recent years Mira’s daughter, Lihi, joined the business and together they design the collections. Lihi, who comes from a street wear background, adds a new chic freshness to the gowns. Every one of Mira’s designs is meticulously handmade in house by her team of ten experienced skilled seamstresses and craftsman.
Mira and her daughter, Lihi
Ultimate Bride has been a landmark on Oak Street for over 30 years and continues to made headway in terms of bridal couture, thanks to Elena Grapsas, our buyer! With over 20 years in the industry, Elena has a vast knowledge of not only bridal but the fashion world!
Here is Elena posing with world famous bridal designer, Monique Lhuillier!
In 1992, Elena started doing paperwork in the office of Ultimate Bride but it wasn’t long before her predecessor took her under her wing! Elena quickly went from the office, to a manager, then eventually buying the store in 1997!
Since then, she maintains strong relationships with our exclusive designers, such as Oscar de la Renta and Carolina Herrera, never missing a bridal market! Elena has an eye for what’s trending in bridal but knows how to keep things classic!
She was recently featured in an article in Brides Magazine so take a look below for some of her excellent advice on bridal gown shopping!