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Designer Spotlight: ZB Couture

It was on our latest trip to New York Bridal Fashion week that we were mesmerised by the beauty of these hand-painted wedding dresses from New York-based bridal designer ZB Couture.
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Designer Spotlight: ZB Couture

It was on our latest trip to New York Bridal Fashion week that we were mesmerised by the beauty of these hand-painted wedding dresses from New York-based bridal designer ZB Couture.
DATE 23 November 2023
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AUTHOR Rose McLean

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About Zahra Batool

Long before she became a Master Designer, decades before she was the founder and CEO of ZB Couture, Zahra Batool was just another little girl with big dreams and even bigger talent. Growing up in Pakistan, there was nothing that made Zahra happier than a box full of crayons or a few bottles of paint. As a result, she spent hours upon hours creating beautiful pictures and fantasising about becoming a real artist when she grew up.

Brand Breakdown

ZB Couture features hand-painted, made-to-order gowns for bridal and formal occasions. Each wedding gown offers timeless and classic beauty through Zahra’s intricately hand-painted motifs on luxury fabrics of the highest quality. Every ZB Couture gown starts with a concept inspired by nature. Zahra designs her floral motifs and then works for 30—40 hours rendering the motifs onto her fabric using the finest fabric paints.

Sustainability At The Core

Each ZB Couture gown is made with high-end luxury fabrics that are made from natural fibres. The vast majority of the fabric they use is silk. In cutting the fabric, they always plan the layout to minimise waste. Any waste that is created in the making of one dress is refashioned into other items, or used to test design concepts and swatch paints for future projects.

We caught up with Zahra at NYBFW 2023 to find out a little more about her collections of wedding dresses and occasion wear..

Tell us a little bit about ZB Couture and your Inception as a Brand?

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OUR GOWNS ARE CREATED FOR THE BRIDE WITH A SINGULAR FASHION VISION, LOOKING TO STAND OUT IN A SEA OF STARK WHITE. 

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ZB Couture's mission is to promote sustainable fashion to honour the environment and changing bride's mindsets to respecting our surroundings, using ethically produced apparel rather than feeding the world fast fashion.

What was the Inspiration Behind your Latest Pieces?

The timeless elegance of ‘peonies’ inspired my latest collection, ‘Symphony of peony’. With luxurious textures and intricate details, the peony is blended with European architectural elements. From delicate buds to flowers in full bloom, every stage of the peony is beautifully captured and hand painted on luxurious silk fabrics, in subtle hues of blush, pink, gold, pearl, and wispy shades of blue.

What are your Favourite Materials to Work with?

My favourite material to work with is Silk. All of my three collections showcase the vast variety and ranges of silk fabrics.

Do you Design Wedding Dresses with Inclusive Sizing?

We are a size inclusive women's clothing brand, as we believe that beauty comes in all sizes and shapes.

Describe your Gown's Style in Three Words...

CLASSIC | ARTISTIC | ETHEREAL

What makes a ZB Couture Wedding Gown Standout from the Crowd?

Because every woman is unique, each design can be customised and personalised. Every silhouette and hand-painted design results in a couture gown that enhances and complements the wearer. And because my designs are timeless, my gowns are designed to be worn again and again.

Mesmerised by the unique beauty of Zahra's gowns too? Check out her website for more details and to book a consultation.