More often than not, bridal market season in New York comes and goes without much fanfare. Cookie-cutter gowns with matching lace veils traipse down the runway, media takes note and everyone goes home. Not to belittle the incredible work and awe-inspiring details seen during market, but up until the past few years, it has been a bit predictable.
The spring 2015 runways felt like a breath of fresh air in comparison. Designers presented the requisite classic looks, but amid the chiffon avalanche were pieces that pushed the bridal envelope and brought a little newness to old ideas.
Weddings in general have been trending toward more individuality for a few years, so it is no surprise that the centerpiece of the wedding -- the gown -- has been remade for the modern woman. In addition to bridal-specific inspirations, designers looked to ready-to-wear trends for a little street style infusion -- hello, wedding day crop tops!
I present to you five trends seen on the Spring 2015 runway and interpreted by four of Houston's finest bridal design talents.
Pronovias presented a showstopping belted gown this season, and the sheer sleeved number above is jaw-dropping, too. Brides can pick a gown completely void of beading or lace and still make a bold statement.
A memorable statement gown by Dao Chloe Dao.
Form fitting and plunging back from Damsel White Label.
Color Is the New White
Perfect garden wedding floral from David Peck USA.
Crop Top Bridal I told you it was a thing now. Vera Wang and Theia both showed the street style trend for bridal, and I can't say I hate it. Not everyone can pull off crop tops, so handle with care.
Imagine this look from Dao Chloe Dao in white.
Ditch the Gown
Anybody can wear a dress on her wedding, but what about a jumpsuit? Yes, Houghton showed a bridal jumpsuit. Oscar de la Renta also presented a sarong with matching bikini top as part of his Polynesian-inspired collection. The sky is the limit.
A bridal suit from David Peck USA would be so chic.
Fascinators, Hats & Flowers, Oh My Gone are the days when veils were the default for nuptials, and Spring 2015 had multiple options for brides thinking outside the box. Jenny Packham presented vintage inspired headbands and Ines di Santo gave each model her own unique flower headdress.
Anything from Violet Peacock would be perfect.
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