Designer Zandra Lim is proof that your journey in life will always take you where you want to be, despite one or two detours.
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.
But 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’s 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. For the Ready to Wed line, Zandra Lim Designs will slowly build up her collection to hit this October. It will feature different designs—floaty, floor-sweeping silhouettes to slinky, figure-hugging styles—to make every bride stand out.
To mark her 15th anniversary as a bridal gown designer, Zandra Lim hosted a Crystal Bridal Fair at Discovery Primea in Makati City last September 15-16. The bridal fair featured a gala fashion show of Zandra Lim Designs and some of the top wedding suppliers in the country.
The charity event aims to generate sales and donations in support of patients who are battling cancer.