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Saturday, September 8, 2018

Bridal gown designer Zandra Lim marks 15 years with charity event

To mark her 15th anniversary as a bridal gown designer, Zandra Lim is giving back with Crystal Bridal Fair at Discovery Primea in Makati City on September 15-16.

The highlights of the bridal fair are the gala fashion show of Zandra Lim Designs on September 15 and a silent auction of the fashion show pieces on September 16. Proceeds from the sales of tickets to the fashion show and auction will go to charity. Even the bridal fair suppliers will donate part of their sales to charity.

Bridal Gown Designer Zandra Lim

The proceeds will help fund the treatment needs of social service patients at the Cancer Institute of St. Luke’s Medical Center in Quezon City.

“My husband Dr. Mars Imasa is an oncologist. He has always been confronted with delays and even premature termination of chemotherapy of cancer patients due to financial constraints, most specifically those who are marginalized,” said Lim. 

Lim and her husband have always espoused charity work without the fanfare.

“The 15th anniversary of my presence in the wedding industry is a good opportunity to push a cause bigger than what we have been doing,” said Lim.

Lim is a BS Pharmacy graduate from the University of Santo Tomas and while she loved being a pharmacist, her love for fashion and design could not be denied. Her atelier Zandra Lim Designs was established in 2003 and since then, Lim has been considered one of the country’s top designers for bridal gowns.

Lim studied at the Istituto di Moda Burgo in Milan, Italy, where she took Istilista di Abiti di Sposa (Fashion Design, specializing in Wedding Dress) and also took a course in Textile Effects at the University of the Arts, London-Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design.

Beyond these credentials, Lim has extensive experience on working with brides and listening to what they want to wear and how they want their weddings to be.

“Every bride wants to wear something special on her wedding day, be it simple, grand, or in between. That is where I come in, to create that special dress and make it a beautiful masterpiece,” said Lim.

Elegance is a trademark of any gown that comes from Zandra Lim designs, whether they are haute couture or from the Ready to Wed line. For haute couture, the design of each gown is unique to the bride, her personality and what she wants. Whether the bride wants beading all over her gown or just embroidery, she will get what she wants. The bride will walk down the aisle in a gown that she has envisioned and wished for.

Lim’s use of luxurious fabrics is perfect for her unapologetically feminine aesthetic.  Intricate detailing and sparkling embellishment make each gown a frame for the wearer’s beauty and elegance.

Admission to Crystal Bridal Fair is free. Door open 6PM on the 15th and 10am on the 16th.

Crystal Bridal Fair is being staged in partnership with Niceprint, Amantefleurs, Rhed Sarmiento Events, and Discovery Primea and is sponsored by Metrotech Projectors, LST Lights & Sounds, and Pikulyar Photo.

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