Wednesday February 3 2016.


It’s a staple of the Bijou blog calendar to wonder at the dreamiest gowns from the Haute Couture shows.  Here are my top picks and future bridal trend predictions from the 2016 Spring Couture designer runways.

Zuhair Murad is now a major source for bridal fashion inspiration since designing Sofia Vergara’s stunning wedding gown. Lampshade skirts will be big news!

zuhair murad 2016 spring couture

Zuhair Murad image found on Bagatyou.com

zuhair murad 2016 wedding dress

Zuhair Murad image found on Bagatyou.com

Valentino took Grecian styles to new super romantic heights.  The gowns below each involved over 1800 hours of intricate work, it ain’t called Haute Couture (high fashion) for nothing.

valentino couture 2016

Valentino – Mnémosyne

Greek goddesses have long been a source of inspiration for bridal designers and I wonder if delicate body harnesses and gold jewellery will be popping up on the bridal runways in the new future.

valentino 2016 spring couture

Valentino – Terpsichore

Guo Pei made an big impression with her Paris debut.  A new label to get to know thanks to that amazing canary yellow gown worn by Rihanna to the Met Gala last year.  With a background in costume dressing, the stunning imperial Chinese jackets were my favourite of the many dreamy looks on show.

guo pei 2016 spring couture collection

Guo Pei image found at Vogue.co.uk

guo pei designer

Guo Pei image found at Vogue.co.uk

Diaphanous ruffles were the wow at Giambattista Valli, just so pretty.

Long beaded tassels covered model shoulders at Elie Saab, ensuring the fashion of fringed details will stick around in the bridal World for at least the next year.