Wedding season is about to be here! New York Spring Bridal Week has presented some of the most beautiful gowns on the runway. Designers focused on airy, delicate gowns that any bride would swoon over. Sleeves were a main focus along with illusion looks that had tattoo style lace.
Vera Wang, Reem Acra, and Monique Lhuiller showed illusion necklines, sleeves, and back details. Monique Lhuiller even presented a mint green tulle ball gown that easily became my favorite. Her inspiration this year was “My Ethereal Daydream.”She drew inspiration from American portrait painter, John Singer Sargent. Her collection included an array of necklines and beautiful shades of hydrangea, pistachio, and mint.Marchesa’s collection featured a gown that was similar to Princess Grace of Monaco’s wedding gown. However, their interpretation had delicate short sleeves rather than the 1956 long sleeved gown.
If you are a classic bride, look at Carolina Herrera’s collection. Never disappointing, her tulle gowns veiled a layer of embellished lace and focused on intricate appliqués and dramatic bustles. They are sure to make any girl feel like a princess with their simple fronts and elegant backs. There was even a gown inspired from Kate Middleton’s Alexander McQueen wedding gown that walked the runway.
Oscar de lat Renta and Watters presented boho styles this year. Oscar de la Renta’s collection ranged from very classic to exotic. He found inspiration in Princess Madeleine of Sweden’s Valentino Garavani’s wedding gown. As he states, “The idea is always to make that girl feel very special.”
1930’s glamour was translated in Jenny Packham’s collection. British photographer Madame Yevonde’s portraits of the 30’s society ladies dressed in classical costumes inspired her. Her gowns were lean and simple with column silhouettes.
Separates became a trend throughout Houghton, Pronovias, and Hayley Paige’s collection. These gorgeous matching tops and bottoms are perfect for a bride that wants versatility out of a dress. Hayley Paige even designed a removable long skirt over a short dress. When you take off the skirt, you are ready to hit the dance floor and enjoy the celebration. Pronovias’ collection featured a removable chiffon train that was absolutely stunning.
For those of you getting married soon, or if you just love looking at fabulous gowns, this Fashion Week was truly remarkable. The designs embodied the romance and elegance that every bride should feel on her special day.