Year on year, our excitement grows for New York Bridal Fashion Week (NYBFW) finally, the anticipation is OVER. We’ve stalked all of the runways and are pleased to say that this year, the designers delivered diversity on a silver platter (with a cherry on top). With over 35 designers representing 16 countries, there was variety left, right and centre. If you’re a Bride who’s looking for revolutionary fabrics, colourful veils and iconicness (did we just make up a word? or just a fashion-fanatic who adores fashion week) we’ve featured 8 of our favourite designers which gave main stage fashion moments.
The perfect words for this collection would be ‘Ravishing Raffia’. Taking a sustainable and ecologically friendly approach, Khan featured raffia fabrics from the Palmyra palm weaving together swinging tassels and fringe (loving this environmental yet party Bride moment). When asked about this collection, Khan responded saying these looks are perfect “when u want something out of the ordinary”.
A collection of new beginnings and unexpected surprises (detachable capes and glove galore), this season took us to the Age of Enlightenment. Picture this… you’re hosting a romantic and dazzling garden party wedding. Dressed in silver sequin, rose ruffled petals and floral threadwork, these Bridal looks put the FAB in Fabulous.
Summoned by “Couture Grandeur and Hollywood Glam” (said Lahav herself) , this runway served daring drop waistlines, cinched bodices and sparkles and diamonds for days! Bringing a new meaning to empowerment this collection had unique looks, fit for every Bride.
Nothing says non-traditional like a COLOURFUL VEIL! When the rainbow met the runway, Acra had everyone wanting to get married (or married again). Combining modern aesthetics with all-things bridal, her collection redefined fashion boundaries and had us all at the edge of our seats . We know you’re thinking after seeing this…where’s the dye, its veil time!
Debuting her first Bridal collection at NYBFW , Sally LaPointe didn’t disa-pointe . With an entire collection designed for the ‘New-Bride’, the runway didn’t shy away from ostrich feathers, stretch scuba, faux leather, sequins or sheer cotton. From low-slung waistlines to bridal bodysuits, this runway had revolutionary written all over it.
Amsales’s Michael Cho dreamt of an organza extravaganza and called it a day. Featuring gowns which were designed to evolve throughout the night, this collection symbolises a “Moonflower opening its petals”. His vision was led by the smoky romance of underground Jazz clubs in New York (AKA, an absolute vibe) and his misty grey and ivory masterpiece epitomized this!
This 13-gown collection was paraded by a UNITED runway! Expressing that “With unity we can create wonders”. Embodying strength, courage and growth, Zwillinger brought value in both design and humanity. We admire designers who thrive on making an impact and this collection made everyone ‘Wonder’.
Ines Di Santo
Imagine you’ve opened a jewellery box filled with gorgeous beads, coloured crystals and blooming floral…this was Ines Di Santo’s NYBFW show. Drawing inspiration from cities around the world, Di Santo’s gowns glistened the stage with grace. Showcasing hand clipped floral velvet, beaded crystal fringe and opalescent finishes, she truly personified her travels.
And that’s a wrap for the NYBFW, we’re ready for next year’s runway!