Valmont Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week kicked off on Friday by offering a digital experience to viewers around the world. This season may not have the quintessential Fashion Week crowds, but that isn’t stopping Valmont from bringing brides-to-be front row access to the latest designer collections. VBBFW is also using their platform to highlight an enormously important cause: Save the Children – Stop Child Marriage.

On Friday, the action in Barcelona began at 3 a.m. PST with a runway show by Jesus Peiro. The collection featured boxy bolero cuts, mix-and-match tops and skirts, and lots of movement in the form of fringe, feathers, and tassels.

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This was followed by a bridal fashion presentation by Sophie Et Voila, filled with modern minimalism, black accents, large asymmetrical bows, and an intellectual yet flirty aesthetic. Both Sophie Et Voila and Jesus Peiro boast collections that are sustainable, and ethically and environmentally conscious. And if there’s any year that signals the need for change, action, and compassion, it’s 2020. This season, designers and Valmont alike are fighting to raise awareness for pressing issues.

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Valmont Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week and Save the Children have joined forces to stop child marriage. VBBFW released the following on their website:

Every seven seconds, one girl under 15 is married. This figure might increase drastically due to the global coronavirus pandemic. With the support of the bridal fashion industry, we can prevent this. Now, more than ever, we need your support. Together we can transform the lives of more than 1,000 girls in Sierra Leone through the project “The Right to Be a Girl.” By taking part in this project, you will be helping guarantee that girls continue their education, are valued members in their communities, and are free to decide their own future. Join the dream and help hundreds of girls realize their dreams too.

Click here to support this VBBFW x Save the Children initiative: Stop Child Marriage