MADRID, Apr 24, 2009 / FW/ — Expanding to bridal wear in 1995, Devota & Lomba has since then became one of the foremost bridal gown designers in Spain combining designer appeal, creativity and tradition in its creations.
And like the old proverb for a wedding, “something old, something new…” Devota & Lomba used traditional wedding materials like silk organza and gauze to create avant-garde silhouettes that included ruche bodice and skirts, figure hugging bodices adorned with diagonally wrapped gauze and drapery pleating to create volume.
Founded in 1986 and with the launch of its bridal wear in 1995, Devota & Lomba has become one of the 700 companies providing employment to 13,457 workers in 2008 in the bridal industry sector.
Contributing growth in the domestic market, the bridal industry also brings foreign trade for Spain with exports of wedding fashion products valued at 426 million euros, compared to a figure of 150 million euros under the heading of imports, which results in a balance of trade that is favourable to Spain equivalent to 276 million euros.
Within the wedding fashion sector as a whole, wedding dresses present the strongest export performance, accounting for sales valued at 185 million euros, followed by formal attire, featuring a sales figure of 143 million euros, and by bridegroom attire, featuring sales of 80 million euros.