Theia, Ines Di Santo, Reem Acra and other designers presented their 2018 fall and winter bridal collections last week during New York Bridal Fashion Week. The styles that graced the runways were a departure from tradition and a celebration of femininity and romance. Many of the looks featured gowns in soft shades of blush, body-hugging textured gowns adorned in fur and fringe, and showstopping bridal jumpsuits. Here is a look at some of what we saw during bridal fashion week.
Many bridal designers have expanded their bridal collections beyond glittery ball gowns and mermaid silhouettes. The designers Ines Di Santo and Theia sent glamorous jumpsuits down the runway that could be worn as a wedding gown alternative or worn for prewedding events.
Feathers and Fringe
Textured embellishments like feathers and fringe made an unexpected appearance. The designers Hayley Paige and Berta adorned their gowns with layers of feathers, while Pronovias closed their show with a bedazzled gown with fringe from top to bottom.
Inspired by Outerwear
Capes were all the rage last season. However, this season we’ve seen the introduction of intricately designed capelets, blazers and bolero jackets paired with gowns of all shapes and sizes. Inbal Dror paired a structured blazer with a revealing tulle skirt and the designer Allison Webb paired a heavily beaded bolero with a simple silhouette.
Designers have proven that skin is always in, as barely-there gowns have yet again been a staple on the runways during bridal fashion week. The designer Berta showcased a gown with a detailed lace appliqué design and a full sheer skirt and train. The designer Reem Acra accentuated a metallic ball gown with a voluminous sheer-paneled skirt.
Blush is the New White
Who said all brides have to wear white? Designers like Lazaro, Galia Lahav and Inbal Dror all sent blush-toned gowns down the runway in traditional silhouettes like the ball gown. The soft shades of pink and rose was a slightly daring, yet romantic departure from the traditional white gowns.