AP Spotlight: Wedding Dress Designer- Krikor Jabotian
Kunbi O / Thursday April 11, 2013
Simply put, Lebanese designer Krikor Jabotian makes magic. His dresses so full of texture and life, symbolize the true meaning of couture. Mr. Jabotian left his job in the creative department of Elie Saab to start his own atelier at the young age of 23 and has never looked back. Prepare to swoon.
From the Designer:
Krikor Jabotian specializes in designing couture wedding and evening gowns. We sell our gowns in our showroom in Beirut, however we do ship abroad. We are best known for creating custom-made gowns therefore we work mostly on a client basis. Every season we have around 10 prototype dresses (as shown on our website) which reflect Krikor’s vision and style.
AP: Who is the Krikor Jabotian Bride?
KJ: The Krikor Jabotian bride is someone who embraces classicism and romanticism but not in your typical manner, but rather in a fun and upbeat manner. She is a graceful and content bride that has a unique aura to her. She is elegant yet daring.
AP: Are you Available to US Brides?
KJ: Of course we are open to North American brides. If they are interested in one of our prototype dresses they can ship to us a tailored body base (for us to create the dress with their exact body measurements). Otherwise they will be ordering a custom-made dress where it would be preferable for the bride to come in and discuss her vision and details with Krikor.
AP: What’s the design timeline for your dresses?
KJ: The dress takes up to 2-3 months to be finalized and possibly more if it were a bridal one. If a prototype dress is of interest (and is available in the right size) then that depends on the shipment timing which usually takes 2-3 days. If they happen to be a French size 36-38 and the dress is readily available in our showroom (all prototype dresses come in size French 36-38) then we can ship it straight away.
AP: How much does a Krikor Jabotian creation cost? KJ: Our evening dresses start at USD 8000 and wedding dresses start at USD 13000. Prices may increase according to the amount of embroidery, fabric, volume (how dramatic you want it to be)