Gone are the days of endless veils and infinity trains, whose opulence once shined on the runways of bridal week. This year’s bridal week showcased the individuality of designers, straying away from the tradition of pure white silks and subtle embellishments. 2015 collections encourage brides to be who they are, proving that a bride doesn’t have to compromise her own sense of style to fit the role of being a bride.
Plummeting necklines, open backs, and colorful fabrics graced runways during this years’ bridal week shows. Styles borrowed from street trends, translated into wedding-appropriate garb, received much admiration.
Vera Wang finds her inner goth in this season’s collection. Her macabre compilation combines glamour and edge to create darkly sophisticated looks. She balances dramatic dresses of cascading tulle with gowns made purely of sheer appliques. Her risqué motif this season unveils inner boldness.
Monique Lhuillier’s collection embraces the innocence of ballet. Her A-line skirts, which pirouette in grace, are inspired by the works of artist John Singer Sargent. Her classic collection this season is “en pointe” with capturing Parisian elegance.
Naeem Khan takes on what we’d like to call “jazz-age chic,” with modern spins on dazzling embellished design, accented with skirts of ruffling feathers. Quite a few of Khan’s pieces are cut above the knee as well, adding to the taboo look which defined the roaring 20’s.
Badgley Mischka embraces the bubble veil. Framing the full head in a 360 degree structure, Mischka shys away from the two dimensional veil, and creates an abstract profile worth noticing.
Claire Pettibone defies traditional conservatism with plummeting necklines and backless designs. A balance hard to strike between gauche and sophistication, Claire Pettibone’s designs are tactful and in taste, with a flare of sex appeal.
Reem Acra challenges the crop top, and does so well. Paired with long full skirts, crop tops in the collection consist mostly of long, lace sleeves. The majority of the skirts have discreet pockets sewn into them as well. Reem Acra transitions the elements of everyday style into sophisticated bridal ensembles.
As hues of jewel-toned blues, pinks, and greens grace the runways, Amsale focuses on utilizing gold chiffons, sheaths, and organza to defy the tradition of white. Utilizing tones to compliment skin complexions, shying away from white, allows brides more options to choose flattering dresses.
This year’s Bridal Fashion Week gives brides the opportunity to be who they truly are on their special day and encourages them to not compromise their own personal style in light of tradition.
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