In many respects, a wedding can be seen as a stiff and traditionally well-structured occasion, like a well-known piece of music that hits all the right notes, in a familiar order. More recently, however, we’ve seen weddings being enlivened with flair, panache and creativity. Of course, this is nothing new. Outdoor weddings are notably derived from Pagan traditions and similarly embraced by Romany communities. That being said, though, a recent wave of modernist wedding trends is starting to captivate wide audiences, as was proven by this year’s Bridal Fashion Week.
Now, you’ll still find the much-loved motifs, like cream and lace, but the Fall 2016 bridal collection also includes a variety of sexy dressing inspired by lingerie, as well a smattering of bared shoulders and plenty of sparkle. Most of the white-clad models who hit the runway were propped-up on high heels, sporting romantic, stylised numbers and having fun with the idea of a traditional white gown.
There were a plethora of wonderful creations that emerged – as expected – under the banners of big fashion names. This season, Oscar de la Renta were especially popular thanks to Peter Copping and his unmatched skill with Latin ruffles and lifted necklines. We also saw some fine, understated outfits from Marchesa, which showed us you don’t always need the fluffed-up padding to be romantic. We were big fans of their curve-skimming scoop-back gown, which we thought looked both pretty and luxurious. Another one of our favourites was an elegant tiered dress with a Deep-V neckline and choker detailing, bearing the signature of Vera Wang. Then there was a strapless J. Mendel sweetheart gown, replete with a smooth, sculptured bodice, adorned with intricate tiers, and… well, the list could go on forever.
For now, let’s just say that Bridal Fashion Week has left a worldwide impression, offering some of the hottest wedding trends and coolest twists on old designs and motifs. If you’ve got any pictures or stories to share from the event, please let us know in the comments section below.