A wedding is a very special part of a woman's life. While there are many elements that make up such a love-filled celebration, it is the wedding gown that sets the tone for the bride's look. Brides take time to find the wedding gown designer, who can create the dress that will be as special as the big day. Having been a bride herself, wedding gown designer Hana Sab Tomacruz fully understands each bride's concerns.
Because she knows how much the wedding means to a bride, Hana was easily compelled to join the wedding industry as a gown designer. After taking a professional design course at the Fashion Institute of the Philippines, Hana further honed her skills by researching, practicing, and making sample gowns. After learning the ropes, Saab Fashion House was born in 2010.
As a designer, Hana always goes for classic creations to make her brides exude timeless elegance. She aims to craft gowns that inspire women to look and feel their best while expressing their identity. "I like subtlety, coherence, calmness, anonymity, quiet luxury, and timelessness. These [words speak of my] gowns. With each gown comes so much love and affection--from the conceptual stage to the time we fasten the last button on the dress," shares Hana.
In order to come up with a bridal look that strikes the perfect balance between her client's ideas and her own vision, Hana invests time and effort in getting to know her brides personally. From looking at pegs to discussing different style possibilities, and communicating ideas through sketches and fabric swatches, Hana guides her brides every step of the way until they arrive at the design that features the best cut and style for the client.
To give each client the best output, Hana requires six to eight months lead time, which involves refining the design and sourcing the right fabrics and materials. She says, "A bride may experience changes in her figure depending on the physical and emotional changes in her life in preparation for the big day, so we take into consideration [those factors] as well."
With her flair for timeless bridal looks and personalized brand of customer service, Hana allows each of her brides to enjoy a dress that is well thought out, designed, and sewn with love.