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Alena Goretskaya

Alena Goretskaya has been Papilio’s chief designer for more than 15 years and is one of the most favored European designers today. Her impeccable taste, natural talent and personality allow her to create elegant sophisticated wedding gowns. Her designs always impress, inspire and fascinate everyone.

Goretskaya and her team work with a perfect balance of simplicity and sophistication, purity and complexity, femininity and extravagance. They see each dress as an opportunity to reflect the beauty of every woman and make her look unforgettable and stunning for any occasion.

We know that our bride is not only as a modern woman with excellent taste and a fine perception of beauty, but also a woman with a strong personality – says Alena Goretskaya.

All collections are designed in a very romantic, elevated and nonchalant artistic style that made to address to all brides of today who wish to wear something both feminine and daring, but at the same time exceptional and original.

Alena has always been in touch with design. She spent her childhood surrounded by seamstresses in a small town dressmaker workshop. While watching her mother working, she enjoyed making outfits for her paper dolls. This hobby took a whole new level later on in life. Twenty years ago she started working for the first wedding store in her hometown Brest. This job changed her life because that was the place where she met her future business partner and decided to open her own atelier.

Alena only works with finest lightweight fabrics and luxurious decor. French lace, airy tulles, silk organza, natural taffeta, Swarovski crystals, pearls, rhinestones, hand embroidery and beading, just to name a few. Those are the attributes and secrets to her amazing work.

Alena’s team of designers and seamstresses spend months creating each silhouette in order to ensure perfect fit and exceptional quality of sewing. Her main philosophy is to provide value without sacrificing the design of the gown.

  • 15 Years as Leading European Designer

  • 100 Cities Woldwide
  • 300 Breathtaking Gowns
  • 1000’s of Happy Brides

Swan Princess

Alena Goretskaya says she owes the splendour of her new collection for Papilio to the work of Russian artist Mikael Aleksandrovich Vrubel, and in particular to his masterpiece, the Swan Princess, after which she has named her 2016 look. It is an accomplished collection that brings together fantasy, femininity, a sense of softness and the suggestion of opulence and ornamentation.

Hellas

Hellas is the original name for Greece. Its rich heritage and culture was the inspiration of these goddess gowns. The collection showcases an array of ultra-feminine and elegant wedding styles that are infused with couture beading and embroideries. From the beautifully laced details to the sheer fabrics, these embellished dresses will give you the graceful appeal of a true and happy bride.

Sole Mio

This charming bridal collection is truly magical and romantic, full of soft and delightful details. It was inspired by the sunny moments of Italy with its exquisite style, distinctive imagery and immense allure. In celebration of femininity, these wedding dresses designs have entailed gorgeous sophistication, as well as joy and love in each pattern.

Road to Hollywood

The collection offers a beautiful sense of glamour of the old-time Hollywood. These unique wedding gowns give the bride a look of class, as well as sophistication. The detailing is breath taking, just as the bride when she will be walking down the aisle on her wedding day. If you are inspired by the style of Sophia Loren, Marilyn Monroe, Vivien Leigh, Grace Kelly, Andrey Hepburn, or Greta Garbo, there will be always a dress for you.

Flower Cocktail

The collection offers a beautiful sense of glamour of the old-time Hollywood. These unique wedding gowns give the bride a look of class, as well as sophistication. The detailing is breath taking, just as the bride when she will be walking down the aisle on her wedding day. If you are inspired by the style of Sophia Loren, Marilyn Monroe, Vivien Leigh, Grace Kelly, Andrey Hepburn, or Greta Garbo, there will be always a dress for you.