The beauty of fashion week is that the second one ends, another begins for a new season. We're definitely not complaining- bring on the brides! For Spring/Fall 2015 Bridal Fashion Week, it's all about the T's: texture and tulle. The wedding dress keeps evolving every fashion season, and we are seeing a lot of innovative designs this fashion week.
The Victoria Kyriakides collection showcase not only bold color choices, but also intricate design work and a new interpretation of the bridal silhouette. On the left, Kyriakides combines a soft ivory, with a cool silver, banded together with black. This dress combines soft lace with a high thigh slit, creating a perfect balance of sultry and sophisticated. The texture and shape of the dress on the right is notable; the peplum style feels fashion forward, as does the blocky, geometric top, but the lace detailing of the bottom dress softens the look. Both dresses use delicate colors and romantic silhouettes to bring a sense of femininity and we're loving the floral patterned accents.
As the weather warms up in Spring, then evolves into a crisp Fall, we're seeing champagnes and blushes in dresses. These colors are warm enough to not look washed out on a Fall day, but don't overpower the bride on a bright Spring day. With pink and yellow undertones, these bridal colors fit perfectly for a bride who wants to stay close to classic wedding style, but is so over the “white wedding.” Similarly, with these warmer colors, brides are less likely to look pale in their dresses. We always enjoy unique takes on bridal dresses, more champagne please!
Delphine Manivet's runway is for the edgy bride who is completely bored with convention. Manivet's emphasis on separates, hats, white booties, and unusual dress designs bring a freshness to any bridal look. While it may require a mustering of courage to try, Manivet's look is relaxing yet styled, understated and cool. For a chic bride who doesn't want to try too hard, Delphine Manivet's dresses are the ones for you. These dresses look simple and easy to wear, and isn't that what any bride hopes for on the big day?
We're always loving Houghton's designs, and this fashion week was no different. Houghton emphasized texture this season, with knit separates and full, tulle skirts, giving depth to these looks. Contrasting chunky knits or plain white tops with intricately designed skirts already mixes hard and soft with these dresses. On top of that, you have the dimension that tulle brings, and the dress really pops with the variety of color and material. Judging by the sleeves and sweater material, Houghton has the Chicago bride in mind this Fall-- warm AND chic? We'll take two.
With her Spring/Fall 2015 collection, Galia Lahav emphasizes femininity and sleek silhouettes above all else. Using brocade in many of her design, Lahav outfits her dresses with delicate laces, smooth satin, and sheer panelling. These dresses do not waste fabric, with most of the designs gripping the bride's curves and focusing on the body's natural shape. Building of the dresses' natural definition of the female body, Lahav focuses on the soft, elegant bride-- you won't find any hard lines or geometric shapes here.
Inbar Dror's latest collection was simply breathtaking. Pairing sensual shapes and dress styles with romantic detailing and flowing skirts, Dror captured our favorite trend of 2015: the ethereal dress. With numerous necklines to choose from, these dresses shimmer with extraordinary beadwork against lace overlays. Like Kyriakides, Dror also includes floral images, ranging from small, barely there patterns, to bolder, more distinctive designs along the bottom of the dress. The soft tulle seems to float and glide as the bride walks, and this color palette effects an angelic appearance. Inbar Dror seems to have a look for every bride, what is there possibly not to like?
With a variety of bridal looks that spanned from vintage to futuristic, Fall/Spring 2015 Bridal Fashion Week did not disappoint. It seems that the two polar silhouette trends were the slinky, yet soft dresses, or the full skirted, tulle romantic dresses. Color-wise, if you're looking to spice up white, we're seeing champagne and blush as this season's trend. All and all, we gave this Bridal Fashion Week four thumbs up. Aside from the fact that Winter in Chicago is unpleasant, these Spring/Fall 2015 fashions are making us want to speed up time!
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