Designer Rosa Clará. Portrait

Rosa Clará founded her brand of wedding dresses in 1995, opening of her first store in Barcelona. After a long-standing career in the wedding fashion sector, the fashion designer and businesswoman decided to incorporate the latest trends into wedding dresses and offer innovative designs made with the highest-quality fabrics for women who did not identify with the products on the market until then.

With her vision as a woman and entrepreneur, she revolutionised the wedding fashion sector by connecting with a new generation of brides who were looking for more fashion and individuality in their dress for the big day. This innovative spirit and her resolute commitment to the highest-quality fabrics and production in each wedding dress that bears her signature remain the core distinguishing traits of Rosa Clará today, which is now a world leader with upwards of 4,000 points of sale in 80 countries.

After conquering Spain, the brand's international expansion began through the multi-brand channel. The definitive leap came from collaborations with prestigious haute-couture creators, such as Christian Lacroix, Karl Lagerfeld and Zuhair Murad, with whom it signed exclusivity agreements to produce and distribute their wedding collections worldwide.

Rosa Clará, with its own collection, went on to launch each edition of the Valmont Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week catwalk, the most important international wedding fashion show, surprising attendees with dresses packed with creativity and wonder, and introducing new trends designed to make the dreams of every bride come true. The highly-awaited yearly showcasing contributed – and continues to contribute – to consolidating the firm as a benchmark in the sector, both for the professional audience and for women all over the world.

With the same goal as when it was founded, making women happy with a bespoke design, in 2007 the Rosa Clará Group launched a comprehensive service for both brides and their guests with the creation of the Rosa Clará Cocktail collection. And, with women always in mind, as well as being with them on the most special occasions, the group also introduced accessories collections designed to achieve a flawless total Rosa Clará look.

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AWARDS AND HONOURS

Internationalisation award presented by the Asociación International Women's Forum Spain (2014).

Mujer Hoy Woman of the Year award (2013).

Icono de Estilo de Vanidades award in the bridalwear designer category (2013).

Best Bridal Designer award at Miami Fashion Week (2013).

Premio “IWEC - Internacional Women’s Entrepreneurial Challenge” de la Cámara de Comercio de Manhattan (2011)

Premio “Top Glamour 2010 Latinoamérica” en el apartado Empresaria de Moda (2010)

Named Honorary Professor by the Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara (Mexico) for her contribution to fashion and role as model for young designers (2008).

Premio “Barcelona és Moda” por su Dimensión y expansión internacional (2009)

Premio “Protagonistas del año 2006” en el apartado Moda, otorgado por Punto Radio (2007)

Premio “Prix de la Moda Marie Claire” a la mejor trayectoria empresarial (2006)

Premio “Ciudadano Europeo” – Foro Europa 2001 (2005)

Premio “Emprendedor del Año 2003” a la Creatividad e Internacionalización – Ernst & Young conjuntamente con IESE (2003)