Rosa Clará entered the bridal sector almost 20 years ago, opening the firm's first wedding gown shop in Barcelona. It offered innovative designs created from the highest quality fabrics to a growing market niche that didn't identify with the products on sale at the time.
This new take on bridalwear revolutionised the sector and our own and franchised Rosa Clará shops soon sprang up throughout the rest of Spain and then the rest of the world.
The company reinforced its position and influence on the sector when, among other initiatives, it partnered with haut couture designers of the stature of Christian Lacroix, Karl Lagerfeld and Zuhair Murad, signing exclusive contracts to make and sell their bridalwear collections worldwide.
This decision, along with Rosa Clará's powerful brand image — reinforced by its role in opening Barcelona Bridal Week, one of the world's most prestigious bridalwear shows — and growing celebrity demand for its wedding gowns, boosted the group's brands and market position worldwide and paved the way for sales on all five continents through our own shops, franchises and multi-brand outlets.
Once well established in the bridalwear sector, Rosa Clará's next challenge was to provide brides and their guests with even more service. In response, in 2007 we created the Rosa Clará Cocktail collection which, along with our existing accessories ranges, met that demand.
Today, Rosa Clará has three centres in Spain — the group's new corporate head office on Calle Quatre Camins in Barcelona, the former head office and current logistics and production centre in Hospitalet de Llobregat, and the 5,000-m2 multi-purpose facility in Sant Just Desvern that acts as both product development and innovation centre and showroom for the new collections unveiled to representatives of the over 3,500 outlets in 86 countries who visit us each year.
This infrastructure is complemented by the North American subsidiary's head office in New Jersey which, together with Mexico (opened last year) and Brazil, are the company's three subsidiaries with logistics and operations capabilities.
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).
IWEC - International Women's Entrepreneurial Challenge award presented by the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce (2011).
Top Glamour 2010 Latinoamérica award in the fashion entrepreneur category (2010).
Named Honorary Professor by the Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara (Mexico) for her contribution to fashion and role as model for young designers (2008).
Barcelona és Moda award for growth and international expansion (2009).
Protagonistas del año 2006 award in the fashion category, presented by Punto Radio (2007).
Prix de la Moda Marie Claire award for best business development (2006).
Ciudadano Europeo award — Foro Europa 2001 (2005).
Emprendedor del Año 2003 award for creativity and internationalisation — Ernst & Young and IESE Business School (2003).