Designer

Creativity and innovation define Isabel Zapardiez’s career and her experience in various design disciplines, although bridal design is her main hallmark.

Isabel's passion for dressmaking is in her DNA. Her very early interest in sewing and pattern designing mark her life, her career development and the way she works. A Basque Country University Graduate in Dressmaking and Pattern Designing, she has got a degree in fashion design and has completed specializations in Madrid and Barcelona.

During a first stage, she developed her professional life in the world of Prêt à Porter, with her own brand and collaborating with other fashion brands on various projects. In 2002 she entered the world of Haute Couture and opened her first studio in San Sebastian, designing wedding dresses and clothing for special occasions. Her approach is to address the "total look" of women in key moments of their lifes, be it a wedding or other events.

Her work is framed within the universe of Couture, due to the delicacy of fabrics, the exclusivity of designs and detail tailoring carried out at her workshop in San Sebastian. Her arguments are elegance and subtlety, but also avant-garde, originality and the courage to set her own path to interpret the essence of every woman in a dress.

Isabel Zapardiez’s inspiration is made of contrasts and fusions, concepts and life experiences, made of the professional experience of all women she has dressed and the references to the aesthetic worlds she is passionate for.

Isabel Zapardiez’s designs are present in important international catwalks, her participation in the Gaudí fashion shows, within the Barcelona Bridal Week, stand out especially. She has also participated in the New York Couture Fashion Week and the London World Bridal Show, among other events.

Creative Process

The creation process is an itinerary in which each woman is the true protagonist. It begins with a personal interview with Isabel; at that moment, the wedding dress design is sketched departing from a certain fabric, a cut, an accessory  or a simple inspiration… all paths are opened to imagination…and invite to enjoyment.

Once the design is agreed, a “toile” is made out of it for the bride to try on and personalize the pattern down to the millimiter. It is the time when the first sensations become certainties, halfway to the dress of her dreams. Now on the dressmaking begins as well as the selection of other accessories.

When the dress is almost finished, the total look of the bride is completed with the hairstyle, makeup, and accessory testing…all details are put together, they now flow, and the bride is before herself, like in a dream.  Until the final test comes, a few days before the wedding, in which nerves vanish; reality exceeds expectations . You are ready for the big day .

Studios

Isabel Zapardiez’s studios are inspired by the feminine universe, full of sensations and details. Places to experience the world of Haute Couture first hand, in an exquisite and delicate way.

Spaces where Isabel Zapardiez shapes her creations. Your ideas and dreams bring life to the fabrics in order to create exclusive pieces that will be part of you. Dresses that identify you and reflect the brand’s philosophy: to design and create tailor-made gowns that transmit each bride´s personality, from the highest quality fabrics, cut patterns and tailoring .

In our studios, assistance and customer service become the center of a unique shopping experience, thanks to the highly qualified professionals that are part of our team.