Brooklyn, NY, June 15, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- Independent and socially conscious pop-up bridal shop, Wed Altered, launched its first event in New York City during the wedding industry’s semi-annual market, April 20-21, 2013. The event traveled with more than 100 handcrafted wedding dresses, as well as an assortment of accessories, bridesmaid dresses, lingerie and more from indie designers. Tony Hamawy was honored to be included as one of the several wedding gown designers showing at this event.
The bridal fair featured over 20 designers and vendors, all with the collaborative goal of assisting brides-to-be as they search for their dream wedding gown and accessories. “Today’s brides care about the details that make their wedding special—from DIY-favors and décor, to the craftsmanship and production behind the dress,” said Christen Schneider founder and coordinator that brought this first bridal event to life. “Wed Altered is more than a boutique—it’s a community and movement for bridal options that align with personal style and ethical consumer values.”
“It was a great opportunity to get in front of brides, as they search for one-of-a-kind gowns from such an esteemed group of designers. We were proud to be associated with such an event and look forward to the next one this October,” says Brooklyn-based designer Tony Hamawy. “We need to have more events like this in the industry so the public knows that there are so many more wedding gown options out there.”
About Wed Altered
Wed Altered is a pop-up bridal boutique filled with ethical and eco-friendly wedding dresses, veils, accessories and more. Wed Altered aims to offer socially conscious, green, offbeat, alternative, or all around one-of-a-kind wedding options. For information, visit wedaltered.com.
About Tony Hamawy
Born in Beirut, Lebanon, American designer Tony Hamawy was raised in the garment business. After learning the industry in the family firm, he went on to apprentice with a traditional women’s clothier. There he trained in the old-world methods of couture and handwork.
Positions with various well-known Lebanese designers, catering to the fashion elite of the Gulf and Europe, eventually spurred Tony to formal study in Paris. After completing his education in French fashion design there, his journey brought him to New York to begin his own line in 2007.
His vision is to combine European detailing with New York flair in elegant but playful collections
of bridal dresses and evening wear. For more information, visit www.TonyHamawy.com