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Fashion: Bridal and Evening Wear Designer Angelo Lambrou

Angelo Lambrou [Botswana / South Africa / Zimbabwe]

Angelo Lambrou 2011

[Image credit: Angelo Lambrou]

With three days to go till the Royal Wedding, anticipation has reached a fever pitch. I can’t speak for the rest of the world but here in the UK whether you are interested in it or not there is no escaping it. Strolling up London’s Regent’s Street last Thursday everywhere you turned there was the blue, white and red of the Union Jack lining the streets, hanging from shop fronts and incorporated into window displays as the city prepares to celebrate with the Royal couple. And of course speculation is rife as to the dress and the designer, who will most certainly be a British designer… but if a designer from Africa was in the running then what gorgeousness could we expect.

Amsale Aberra and her ‘forever modern’ style is probably the most well-known designer, you can see the posting I did a while back here. Some of our other selections fit for a princess start with bridal and evening wear designer Angelo Lambrou, who although New York-based has his roots firmly embedded in Southern Africa.  Angelo is of Greek/Cypriot heritage but was born in Zimbabwe, grew up in Botswana and was educated in South Africa and Cyprus eventually studying at Leggatts Academy in Johannesburg and then went on to advanced study at Central Saint Martins in London. Upon graduation Angelo returned to Botswana and began training local women in the sewing skills for bespoke eveningwear and having dressed some of Botswana’s most prominent women Angelo opened several boutiques and a has showrooms both there and in South Africa. As his label grew locally Angelo was asked to design gowns for the Miss Botswana Pageant 1999 winner, this was won by Mpule Kwelagobe, who went on to win Miss Universe 1999, wearing an Angelo Lambrou gown. This was then followed by a request from the Miss Universe organisation to design the clothes for the Miss Universe 2000 opening number held in Cyprus and this success led to the opening of his Atelier and Showroom in New York.

Angelo Lambrou classic bridal waer

[Image credit: Angelo Lambrou]

Angelo defines himself as an artist influenced by the old world skills of haute couture. Luxuriously, sensuous fabrics like silk charmeuse envelop the body in dreamy creations that feature hand-sewn detailing like beads and Swarovski crystals; delicate, angel-hair thin shoulder straps. Silhouettes are feminine, elegant and sexy without being overdone. If colour is more your thing then Angelo has some equally stunning bridal and eveningwear designs in an exquisite array of colours for maximum impact.

Angelo Lambrou colour

[Image credit: Angelo Lambrou]

…have something more specific in mind? Then contact Angelo for a custom creation.

Additional information sourced from:

Additional Details:
For further information visit: www.angelolambrou.com
Details for the Botswana and South African showrooms can be found by contacting Angelo Lambrou Bridal via the website

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