The most beautiful looks from New York Bridal Fashion Week
It was most certainly ‘on with the show’ for New York Bridal Fashion Week – albeit digitally. As all collections were designed and created against the backdrop of the pandemic and as British designer Jenny Packham poignantly noted ‘a time when weddings were cancelled and appointments not kept,’ it made for a challenging environment to create and produce gowns within. This didn’t hold any of the designers back. In fact, many reported this was their best collection yet with Covid giving them the chance to stop, think, and be truly inspired.
While some brands claimed their collections reflected the mood of the current climate ‘available’ for brides to get married in, calling for more relaxed, less traditional styles, others argued that girls who have always dreamt of a big dress shouldn’t settle for anything less. As a result, whilst many offered more contemporary styles with more jumpsuits and mini dresses than ever before, there was equally (and thankfully) no shortage of theatre when it came to volume with copious amounts of froth and tulle.
Oscar de la Renta produced one of the brand’s finest collections to date, maintaining its modern signature styles of high-low and puff-lined hems while keeping the look fresh and feminine with plenty of floral detailing and a mini dress and all-feather skirt thrown into the mix.
Elie Saab also drew on the femininity of floral detailing, sticking to large traditional ballgown silhouettes with the brand’s trademark exquisite beading on lace and tulle with oversized bows for a timeless-yet-modern look.
Westwood, who has always been a fan of volume, kept to their clean use of luxury fabrics without detailing but adding sensationalism through their grand baroque ‘diva’ trains and detachable sleeves and capes.
Marchesa in the dreamiest of ways. They successfully managed to combine traditional bridal fabrics within a fashionable context – not often easy to master.
Temperley London’s floor-length tailored coat and jumpsuits in particular were a definite nod towards the current trend of intimate-yet-sophisticated weddings. Fashionable LA-based designer Grace Loves Lace gave the best of the best when it came to bohemian styles.
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