A few days ago, New York Bridal Fashion Week came to an end. It was a very special event indeed, as many designers were showing off their wares in person after two years of virtual runway events and private appointments. The break has served designers like Monique Lhuillier, Amsale, and Elie Saab well since they have created stunning dresses that hark to tradition while displaying the zeitgeist to perfection. If you are planning your Big Day and you are inspired by the world of haute couture, stay tuned to the following trends.
Blue is the Hue of the Season
Colors have been making their way into bridal design for the past decade, with many brides opting for pink and light Champagne hues, and some including illustrations and handwritten messages as part of their bridal designs. Blue is now the star of the show, as is evident in the dreamlike designs of brands like Amsale, Ines Di Santo, and Nadia Manjarrez Studio. These dresses are present in various shades of azure, including light blue, baby blue, and royal blue. Ines Di Santo’s stunning Romina dress has a V-neck and square back and it is embellished with hand-painted white flowers. Nadia Manjarrez Studio’s Jackie gown, meanwhile, is a strapless ball gown made from recycled taffeta and graced with embroidered bouquet motifs.
Diamonds may be a girl’s best friend, but when it comes to wedding and engagement jewelry, color is back, and many couples are opting for gemstones such as deep blue/violet Tanzanite, verdant Tsavorite, and playful pink Diamonds. Wedding bands are also available in many more designs than mere flat metal bands. Brides are complementing their engagement rings with pavé Diamond bands, crossing bands, and infinity ring styles. Grooms, meanwhile, have a much more fashionable array of bands to choose from, in materials like white tungsten carbide, black tungsten carbide, and matte platinum.
Designers like Dana Harel, Galia Lahav, and Mira Zwillinger are creating stunning designs with delicate transparency that transform wedding dresses into the stuff dreamlike haute couture gowns are made of. Their Acqua collection is inspired by the beauty of mermaids. It includes gowns such as Alma, with hand-placed pearls and sequins that create dazzling fireworks-like shapes on the fabric. Many designers are marrying delicate lace designs and transparencies, while others are using sheer white taffeta in necks and sleeves.
Some brides are choosing to marry in two-piece suits, inspired by the elegant bridal suits of brands like Galvan London, Scorcesa, and Safiyaa. Far from bearing an overly serious or professional look, these suits are ideal for red-carpet events and parties. Safiyaa’s gorgeous Evelyn design, for instance, comprises a tailored jacket with a structured cape collar in a pristine ivory. This brand has also designed elegant jumpsuits with details such as pleated capes, a jewel-trimmed belt, and draped bustiers.
New York Bridal Fashion Week impressed critics and fashionistas alike, with model brides donning a host of designs ranging from delicate lace gowns to party-like jumpsuits. Also trending is colorful jewelry and matte and tungsten metals. When it comes to colors, blue reigns supreme, with details such as hand-painted flowers and embroideries lending a fairytale-like feel to ultra-feminine designs.
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