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WINterview / MODECA Bridal

In a world where trends come and go, Modeca Bridal remains a steadfast beacon of timeless elegance and unparalleled craftsmanship. With its diverse collections, personalised service, Modeca continues to redefine the art of bridal fashion, one gorgeous gown at a time. We catch up with the team at Global Bridal House, home to these gorgeous labels. as their incredible new collections hit the international trade events. And having seen these luscious collections up close and personal, I can assure you, they are not to be missed!

Modeca Bridal Divine Collection

Tell us about Modeca. The story, family, history?

Modeca Bridal, founded in 1946 in Oldenzaal, The Netherlands, started as a small shop and evolved into a global icon of bridal fashion over 75 years. Modeca weaves emotions and desires into every dress, aiming to make dreams come true for brides. With a commitment to diversity, we offer distinct lines like Le Papillon, Curves, and Couture, catering to various bridal styles. We operate in over 70 countries, and we continue to provide exceptional service, led by Dick Van Zutphen, the 3rd generation owner.

Who is your designer for the Modeca collections? Please tell us about them.

Sabrina Toy is the creative mind shaping our collections, infusing them with a distinct blend of elegance and modern sophistication. With a passion for celebrating individuality, Sabrina's designs prioritize both the latest trends and the comfort of the bride. Her touch is evident in the thoughtful details and versatile styles. Sabrina's dedication to pushing creative boundaries ensures that her influence continues to inspire brides to embrace their unique style on their special day.

Sabrina Toy / Modeca Bridal
Sabrina Toy head of design at Modeca Bridal

Please give us a breakdown of the Modeca collections.

Divine Collection by Modeca

The Divine Collection by Modeca embodies timeless elegance and romance while infusing a contemporary flair into each wedding dress. The new collection by Modeca showcases an array of trends that redefine bridal fashion. Delicate floral elements take centre stage, with enchanting 3-D floral straps and intricate petaling on laces, adding a whimsical touch to the designs. Vibrant and coloured laces breathe life into the traditional ivory palette, infusing a sense of modernity and individuality into the collection. This collection features modern cuts on refined and minimalist styles, effortlessly merging contemporary styles with timeless silhouettes. The beautiful draping, graceful bows and peaked necklines enhance the enchanting appeal of these magnificent gowns.

Eternal Collection by Le Papillon

The Eternal Collection by Le Papillon boasts a fusion of exquisite trends that cater to the fashion-forward, daring and adventurous bride. Each gown within this collection exudes trendiness, catering to the fashionista bride who seeks to make a statement on her special day. From the intricate 3-D floral straps to the delicately petalled lace embellishments, these gowns capture the essence of femininity and sophistication. The marriage of black and ivory in this collection presents a daring yet timeless contrast, speaking volumes to brides who dare to embrace the unconventional. With daring "party in the back" statements and modern cuts on clean styles, these gowns redefine bridal fashion, allowing brides to express their unique style. The incorporation of feminine corsetry, peaked necklines and bows (both literal and inferred), adds a touch of elegance to these daring and trendy designs.

Feminine Collection by Couture

The Feminine Collection by Couture emerges as an embodiment of elegance and individuality. The Couture line defines itself as fashion-forward, a perfect match for the confident and bold bride. Each gown from the Feminine Collection is a masterpiece and a testament to the bride's unique style and unwavering confidence. At the heart of this collection lies a captivating display of trends that redefine bridal elegance. 3-D floral elements gracefully adorn different silhouettes and the infusion of novelty fabrications, such as the delicate artistry of caviar beading, elevates these gowns to an unparalleled level of luxury. Embracing novelty treatments, the collection introduces ruffling in original and enchanting ways. Peaked necklines add a touch of refined charm to the bride's overall appearance. The showstopping features of the Feminine Collection go from statement elements like coats, sleeves and shoulder bows to exquisite accents, complementing the bride's confidence and adding an extra touch to her special day.

Daydream Collection by Curves

The ethereal and enchanting Daydream Collection by Curves is a breathtaking collection that redefines elegance with a touch of modernity. Each gown is designed for the curvy, contemporary bride who is aiming for a trendy and fashion-forward style. This collection presents a harmonious blend of trends, accentuated by 3-D floral straps and intricate petaling on laces. The incorporation of modern cuts on "clean" styles adds a contemporary twist, allowing brides to indulge in chic yet timeless silhouettes. Furthermore, the combination of black and ivory colours tells a story of bold contrasts, enhancing the overall appeal of the collection and catering to the bride seeking both sophistication and an element of edginess in her bridal look. The Daydream Collection by Curves is a celebration of femininity and grace. These dresses are destined to fulfil the dreams of brides who seek to make a statement while embracing their unique style on their special day.

What inspired the latest collections?   Our designer, Sabrina Toy, draws inspiration from the remarkable women who surround her. Our latest collections are a reflection of the diverse personalities, strengths, and beauty of the women who inspire her. From the unconditional love of mothers to the unwavering support of sisters and the boundless joy of daughters, Sabrina Toy is privileged to be surrounded by extraordinary women who inspire her to create bridal designs that celebrate femininity, empowerment, and individuality.

What does your bride look like?

The Divine Collection by Modeca is for the romantic and classic bride. The Eternal Collection by Le Papillon suits the bold and confident bride who wants to make a statement. The Daydream Collection by Curves is dedicated to brides celebrating their bodies and individuality. The Feminine Collection by Couture is designed for brides seeking luxury to elevate their wedding experience.

Real Bride / Modeca Bridal

What makes a bridal boutique great?

A great bridal boutique can be distinguished by several key factors, for instance: exceptional customer service, quality and variety of dresses, comfortable and welcoming atmosphere and knowledgeable staff.

What makes your labels unique, and successful – what is your USP? At Modeca, we take pride in our unique approach to designing and curating wedding dress collections that stand out in the bridal industry. Our Unique Selling Proposition (USP) lies in exceptional customer service. Our dedication to providing exceptional customer service is at the heart of everything we do. Also, strategic marketing initiatives that effectively communicate our brand values and connect with our target audience, are another important key factor.

Modeca Bridal

Why should boutiques choose Modeca? 1.     Modeca is renowned for its commitment to timeless elegance in bridal design. Our collections feature a perfect blend of classic silhouettes, modern trends, and intricate detailing.

2.     At Modeca, we take pride in our meticulous craftsmanship and attention to detail. Each gown is crafted with the utmost care and precision, using high-quality materials. By choosing Modeca, boutiques can confidently offer brides wedding dresses that are not only stunning in design but also impeccably constructed to ensure a perfect fit and lasting quality.

3.     Whether a bride dreams of a romantic ballgown or a sleek mermaid silhouette, Modeca offers a diverse range of styles to suit every taste and preference.

4.     At Modeca, we are committed to providing exceptional support and service to our boutique partners. Our dedicated team is always available to address any questions or concerns and ensure a seamless partnership experience.

How do bridal boutiques get in touch? Boutiques can contact us via phone or email. Our knowledgeable customer service team is available to assist with any questions or concerns. They can also reach out to our UK distribution team, Abagencies at who can help with any UK enquiries. Visit


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