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BN Bridal – Designer Alert: Francis Libiran

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It has been a few weeks since the last edition of BN Bridal and we have a treat for you today!

We all love our conventional American and European bridal design labels. However, there has been a peaked interest in bridal designers from the Middle East, Israel and Philippines.

Francis Libiran is a Filipino designer who was at first an architect. The architectural influence is very apparent in his work – you can see the geometry and elaborate structure in his gowns. The designer attended the Fashion Institute of the Philippines once he found his passion – some time after his undergraduate degree.

His designs have been featured on America’s Next Top Model and on celebrity clients including Tyra Banks, and of course – brides. The designer often designs and tailors custom gowns for brides, his body of work – from real brides to haute couture pieces – we’ve seen is all too impressive. Enjoy!

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Real Brides in Francis Libiran

Real Bride with Pink Peony Bouquet

Real Bride with Pink Peony Bouquet

Real Bride with Layered Chapel Length Skirt

Real Bride with Layered Chapel Length Skirt

Real Bride wearing Francis Libiran Ball Gown

Real Bride wearing Francis Libiran Ball Gown

Real Bride in Corseted Francis Libiran embroidered in Crystal

Real Bride in Corseted Francis Libiran embroidered in Crystal

Real Bride in Mermaid Francis Libiran

Real Bride in Mermaid Francis Libiran

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More Intricate Beading – Love!

Real Bride in Francis Libiran with her Groom

Real Bride in Francis Libiran with her Groom

Celebs & Models in Francis Libiran

Filipina Celebrity in Francis Libiran

Filipina Celebrity in Same Dress As Above

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Francis Libiran Gown Cathedral Length Train - Love!

Francis Libiran Gown Cathedral Length Train – Love!

We hope this was a refreshing break from the usual designers! We really love his bold, luxe aesthetic. What do you think? What do you think?

Photo Credit: francislibiran.com | instagram.com/francislibiran8 | myrefrigeratordoor.blogspot.com | heyrocketgirl.com | brideandbreakfast.ph

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46 Comments

  1. Joyce

    May 8, 2013 at 10:58 am

    Nice

  2. nino

    May 8, 2013 at 10:59 am

    HOT!!! I like….a bit to princessy for me but must admit they are gorgeous dresses

  3. cathy

    May 8, 2013 at 11:06 am

    just WOW!

  4. Inebaby

    May 8, 2013 at 11:09 am

    sweet and gorgeous!

  5. shadders

    May 8, 2013 at 11:11 am

    Beautiful

  6. #Impressions

    May 8, 2013 at 11:16 am

    beautiful designs by all standards……i love them.

  7. Zero

    May 8, 2013 at 11:21 am

    Wow..fantastic collection!!!!!!

  8. loveth .O

    May 8, 2013 at 11:24 am

    Fabulous design’s

  9. Uche

    May 8, 2013 at 12:16 pm

    fantastic work!!

  10. ruby

    May 8, 2013 at 12:19 pm

    I want!

  11. Godslove22

    May 8, 2013 at 1:11 pm

    Awesomeeee…..Love it all 🙂

  12. baby

    May 8, 2013 at 2:34 pm

    those studs tho,i cud die for it.me likey

  13. Chika**

    May 8, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    OMG! I alway say, there is no need spending a lot of money on a dress you have to wear once. After seeing these amazing designs, I want them all. I don’t care how much they are. I am so getting one.

  14. Simirasbad

    May 8, 2013 at 4:39 pm

    Wow! Now this are real designs!!

  15. Simirasbad

    May 8, 2013 at 4:40 pm

    Wow! These are real designs! Forgive my earlier typo

  16. beeess

    May 8, 2013 at 5:00 pm

    These are amazing.

  17. Vicky

    May 8, 2013 at 5:58 pm

    seen my dream DRESSES!!!!

  18. Kify

    May 8, 2013 at 7:10 pm

    Now youre talking….found my designer

  19. Popular

    May 8, 2013 at 7:48 pm

    Seems heavy but i mean wow!

  20. Mo

    May 8, 2013 at 9:40 pm

    I LOVE THESE DESIGNS!!!!! exquisite!

  21. Tae

    May 8, 2013 at 9:59 pm

    wow, beautiful

  22. gengen

    May 9, 2013 at 12:18 am

    I hope they are affordable mbhok lol… am in love
    ok next!

  23. jenny

    May 9, 2013 at 12:26 am

    51317 awesome

  24. Flue

    May 9, 2013 at 1:55 am

    These are works of art.

  25. fajikan

    May 9, 2013 at 8:17 am

    simply wow!!!

  26. ALEXA

    May 9, 2013 at 8:49 am

    Very very beautiful gowns. Most women would look good in them

  27. anonymous

    May 9, 2013 at 9:07 am

    this is what i call a designer’s collection! a breath of fresh air.

  28. Yve

    May 9, 2013 at 9:37 am

    Loveeeeeee. *sigh*

  29. mickey

    May 9, 2013 at 10:21 am

    Love! Love! Love!!

  30. oluchy

    May 9, 2013 at 11:34 am

    FABULOUS, I WANT!

  31. Funmi jean

    May 9, 2013 at 1:07 pm

    most beautiful designs i have seen on here. esp cuz they have sleeves.

  32. somebody

    May 9, 2013 at 1:13 pm

    Beautiful!!!!!

  33. tyty

    May 9, 2013 at 2:18 pm

    filipina designers are moving up. you should feature Veluz Reyes as well. She’s a uber talented wedding gown designer

  34. mee

    May 9, 2013 at 3:43 pm

    One of the best bridal designs av seen on BN. Simply breathtaking.

  35. inlove

    May 9, 2013 at 3:46 pm

    Eeerm, BN but how does one get in touch if they want the gown. Pls reply

  36. www.facebook.com/iamTheNewMrs

    May 9, 2013 at 6:03 pm

    GORGEOUSSSSSSS!!!!!

  37. Nawa OOO

    May 9, 2013 at 10:33 pm

    !!!!!!!u see how he used filipino models. if its those disgraceful Africans they would carry white women like white women are the only ones that deserve Designer clothes. mchew!!!!!!

    • Angy A

      May 22, 2013 at 8:14 am

      They are pretty aren’t they… some are models, some are celebrities….i love it when indigenous identities are exalted.

    • Angy A

      May 22, 2013 at 8:48 am

      They are pretty aren’t they…whoa…those are filipina models and celebrities…i love it when indigenous identity is exalted

  38. Hurperyermie

    May 10, 2013 at 1:43 pm

    love all except the last one

  39. Wealthy One

    May 12, 2013 at 2:13 pm

    So beautiful.

  40. Ona

    May 12, 2013 at 9:31 pm

    Pretty dresses, though some r really over the top……..
    thatssewnaija.blogspot.com/

  41. Oaken

    May 12, 2013 at 11:25 pm

    They look cheaply executed

  42. Barbara B. Newton

    May 13, 2013 at 7:21 pm

    So nice ! I certainly will come up with my line of exquisite bridal dresses some day…Nigerians are also talented we just need to harness our potentials …

  43. birdieblue

    May 21, 2013 at 5:13 pm

    Woah!!! that’s my church!!!!

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