The brand, Leila Hafzi, came to in Stavanger, Norway in 1997. On the scene of high-end fashion, a new voice was born and the ethical- and eco-conscious trade found a future leading lady. In a sensual, elegant manner, cultures have been explored and environmental issues highlighted.
Leila Hafzi bridal collection is totally recognizable. Her romantic, feminine and bohemian look is combined with an innovative fusion of themes from different cultures drawing inspiration from Norway, Persia, Greece and Nepal. Over the years, Leila Hafzi received national awards by several occasions – in 2007 and 2011 she was appointed ”Designer of the Year” by KK and Costume Awards, the Environmental price of the decade by OFW and the “Fashion for a Cause” price of 2011.
In 2014 Leila Hafzi was awarded the prize for best sustainable fashion brand at HENNE (Her) Nåløyet prize in Oslo.
On the 20th December 2021 LEILA HAFZI receives the well-renowned and prestigious Elle Award Best Sustainable Bridal Gown Brand, organized in cooperation with the Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week, as a tribute to her long lasting engagement in favour of sustainable fashion.
The 2023 Royaye Sefid XIV «Veritas Liberati»
As a designer, Leila Hafzi has always found her muse amongst the people she meets and cultures surrounding her. This past year of the world cautiously opening back up to warm cross border embraces has had a grim parallel in the extreme political climate which has taken form in parts of Europe and beyond. It is impossible, not to be affected.
“I stand with women and children on both sides of a war, equally. My solidarity goes to all civilians in every war, everywhere, today. Be it a war of borders, religion or gender.” – Leila Hafzi
Along with a continuation of previous techniques and classic designs, Veritas Liberati introduces hand painted couture, inspired by traditional floral patterns from both Russia and Ukraine. The pieces come alive in exclusive fabrics and delicate, feminine designs, made to conquer, not by force but through grace and love. The entire collection is available in both a soft- and a bright colour pallet.
- [Oslo – Norway]