New York bridal week was a veritable storybook of myths and fairytales. In general there was a more ethereal, softer feel to the designer collections compared to the minimalist, structured wedding dress styles of past seasons. Let’s get down to the 2015 bridal trends, once upon a time in a land far, far away…
By far the most popular dress shape amongst the bridal designers this season, model mermaids graced virtually every catwalk. Form fitted to just above or below the knee, this style guarantees killer curves.
Clockwise from top left: Christos (photo by John Aquino), Ines de Santo (photo by George Chinsee), Monique Lhuillier (photo by John Aquino) and J. Mendel (photo by John Aquino)
Grecian styles are having a resurgence led by the one and only, Jenny Packham who found inspiration for her 2015 collection in the images created by 1930’s British society photographer, Madam Yevonde. Specifically a series of portraits of society women dressed in classical costume, known as ‘The Goddesses.’ Other designers such as Vera Wang and Reem Acra also delved into this elegant world of antiquity with gathered bodices and cascading skirts.
Clockwise from top left: Jenny Packham (photo by Robert Mitra), Reem Acra (photo by Thomas Iannaccone), Marchesa (photo by Robert Mitra) and Vera Wang
It seems bridal designers haven’t been adverse to the popularity of the movie Frozen, creating Elsa worthy dresses with silvery vine like embroidery in glistening icy fabrics. My favourite show of New York Bridal Week had to be Naeem Khan, every wedding dress he presented in his enchanted forest of floor to ceiling tree trunks was incredible.
Clockwise from top left: Monique Lhuillier, Naeem Khan, Theia and Kenneth Pool (all photos by John Aquino)
We couldn’t have a 2015 bridal trends report without knowing the future must have wedding dress colour. Mouthwateringly creamy shades of caramel, buttermilk and champagne are where it’s at.
Clockwise from top left: Jenny Packham (photo by: Robert Mitra), Houghton (photo by Steve Eichner)), Rivini by Rita Vinieris (photo by John Aquino) and Elizabeth Fillmore (photo by George Chinsee)