Francis Libiran and his Paris-inspired Affaire de Coeur Bridal Collection

A woman is at her most beautiful on her wedding day. This means that everything needs to be perfect from her hair, make up, nails, shoes, and most especially, her bridal gown. The bridal gown needs to enhance the beauty of the bride and not overshadow it. It needs to highlight the figure of the bride and hide unwanted flabs. Lastly, it needs to complement the overall look of the bride and this is something that Francis Libiran understands to a T.

There is no legitimate fashion designer who will create a gown that will make the wearer ugly. This is not their vision and it will never be. When someone wears something that has been crafted by a designer, the aim is to always be aesthetically pleasing. These are what Francis Libiran gowns are all about. To be dressed and styled by Libiran means that you are guaranteed to look like a Queen.


After his recent, much-publicized jewelry line launch, world-renowned Filipino designer Francis Libiran is once again topping the bridal scene with the launch of his latest bridal collection, ‘Affaire de Coeur.’

Inspired by the breathtaking beauty, ornate architecture and fresh foliage of The City of Love, Libiran, who himself found love in Paris, found it suitable to name the collection as such – meaning ‘a love affair.’ And because brides have a lasting love affair with their wedding gowns, the Affaire de Coeur Collection promises the beauty of moments and memories to last a lifetime.


Featuring a wide spectrum of ivory and off-white colored designs that is fit for church weddings, outdoor garden and beach settings, the Affaire de Coeur Bridal Collection is a versatile line that will compliment different body types. Made from tulle Chantilly lace, corded lace, Duchess satin, and Mikado silk, all boast of elegance and sophistication.

‘One of my visions for many years is to create an RTW bridal line that will be more accessible to a wider audience of brides,’ Libiran excitedly quipped. ‘Every bride deserves that glorious “defining experience” when choosing her most important outfit and my goal for this collection is to make it unique and memorable, thus creating a real-life fairytale experience,’ he added.

Another important consideration Libiran factored in is how different cuts of gowns pair with different body types. Therefore, as early as initial consultation, brides are already educated on what style and design fits their body type best.

Not left out are headpieces and accessories and the importance of how entourage gowns should pair well in creating the entire bridal ensemble. Colors range from pale dogwood in makaido fabric, to dusty blue and marsala colors.

Being a trained architect, Libiran’s collection is definitely ‘architecture in elegant couture’ and with the bridal season at helm, it is that time of the year to have that love affair one has been longing for – the Affaire de Coeur!

Francis Libiran Bridal is located at the 2/f of Greenbelt 5, Makati. Brides can purchase the gowns as RTW or Made-to-Measure, with the option to add embellishments or make alterations. Schedule an appointment to fit and enjoy refreshments such as tea, lattes or sparkling wine.

The Francis Libiran Bridal Affaire de Coeur collection, will be featured at the upcoming Beginnings Bridal Fair in Crimson Hotel Alabang on August 19 from 10am to 7pm. He will also be at the Singapore Bridal Caravan on August 27. For more information, please call 3584731, 0925 3026686 or visit Like Francis Libiran Bridal on Facebook and Instagram.


The Forever Francis Libiran jewelry collection, on the other hand, is available at Francis Libiran Bridal in Greenbelt 5, Makati City. Other branches are at Lucky Chinatown, SM Southmall and SM Dasmariñas. For inquiries, call 0915 3939320 or 2549097. Like J’s Diamond on Facebook and follow @jsdiamondjewellery on Instagram.

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