Lines We Love: Krikor Jabotian

Here is a designer who doesn’t attempt to change the course of fashion, but consistently elaborates on the definition of couture bridal. His floral fairytales of the ethereal bride, often with a titan train trailing behind, are simply fantastical – and the new industry standard in high-brow bridal.

A fresh graduate of l’Ecole Superieure des Arts et techniques de la Mode in Beirut, Krikor Jabotian began his career at Elie Saab’s creative department, where he gained valuable, all-encompassing and enriching introduction to the industry. Working for the leading name in haute couture in the Middle East, Jabotian consequently developed his own formula of what constitutes the new normal in bridal.  He is now famous for his Middle Eastern detailing and European sensibility applying techniques like pearl beading and sculptural embroidery on crystal-encrusted glittering outer layers of gowns.

Perhaps he is most famous for those gathered peplum waists and overflows created by technological advancements in pattern cutting and echoing some of the most iconic, sophisticated babydoll dresses.  All of his work – mood boarding, design sketching and inspirational daydreaming take place in his atelier – which has now burgeoned into an effervescent space seemingly fit for crafting fantasies.

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Andrea Mestrovic is a multi-lingual, multi-talented, but modest multi-tasker who has lived on both sides of the Atlantic. Andrea has a sure-footed instinct for discovering magnificent finds all over the globe. You can follow her on twitter @AndreaMestrovic or read all her posts on