Pnina Tornai is a wedding dress designer from Israel and the exclusive designer for Kleinfeld, a leading international bridal designer. Tornai wanted to become and actress, but her third husband convinced her to bring her creation to the Kleinfeld Bridal Salon. Although initially her designs were rejected, she returned with new ones and Kleinfeld accepted. Even if she has never taking a sweing lesson, the Pnina Tornai wedding dress collections are internationally acclaimed.
Pnina Tornai wedding dress collections feature her signature corset design inspired by the construction of ancient corsets. All her gowns are handmade, using the finest fabrics imported from Europe. Her collections vary from sophisticated embroidered ball gowns to classic with clean lines. The Pnina Tornai wedding dress is perfect for the extravagant and daring bride who wants to be the center of attention. Pnina creates dresses in her dreams, so that is how she knows how the dress should look and which fabrics to choose. The dreamed up dresses become reality when they are hand sewn and embellished with precious stones and Swarovski crystals.
Pnina Tornai is focused on the needs of the customer and wants to make a dress that will work for any bride, including Jewish and Muslim Brides. She has a line of dresses specialized for religious brides and in one episode of Say Yes to the Dress she made a customized dress for an Indian bride.Her 2008 collection featured silk pantsuits, corsets with floral designs and spaghetti strapped dresses. It was inspired by the song La Vie en Rose. For the 2012 collection Pnina Tornai used pearls that remind of her grandmother on satin, lace and silk.
Pnina Tornai wedding dress 2014 spring collection features the signature corsets paired with streamlined silhouettes and season sleeves. The collection was shown at the Kleinfelds and the dresses were displayed on a runway surrounded by mirrors for an unusual effect with the crystal detailing and skirts. As each design was introduced, the excitement and overwhelming feeling that you were witnessing artwork grew. The dresses were adorned with lace, fabric flowers, crystals, clouds of silk and origami bows sized to impress. Pnina Tornai is a mature designer who embraced sophisticated glamour for the 2014 collection.
Pnina Tornai confessed that a bride’s wedding day is magical because her dreams are coming true. And magic is all about illusion, as beauty is the eye of the beholder. She said that the Pnina Tornai wedding dress collection for 2014 is a mix of sheer netting that reveal just the right parts, jeweled appliques and fantasy fabrics that create magic by hiding and revealing hand beaded laces. To create dimension and richness, the designer combined different material, including silk charmeuse, textured laces, Duchess satin, silk chiffon, silk organza and Swarovski crystals. The illusion exists because it is placed on the fine line between fantasy and reality.