Bridal collections for spring and summer 2016 surprised us with some truly exciting ground-breaking trends, which are definitely moving away from conventional shapes and colours. However, traditional brides will love the classical silhouettes enhanced with some gorgeous new details.
Naeem Khan, Elizabeth Fillmore, Vera Wang
While the traditional ball gown gets a makeover with a tiered skirt and translucent tulle overlay which creates an illusion of a full skirt, designers introduce some radical trends such as a trouser suit for the bride. From Naeem Khan’s brocade suit accessorised with a tulle veil and a bow tie to Elizabeth Fillmore’s lace jumpsuit, there were several interesting interpretations of this trend at Bridal Fashion Week in New York.
Naeem Khan, Jenny Packham, Monique Lhuillier
While Monique Lhuillier replaces standard whites and ivories with very light shades of pink, blue and honey, designers like Vera Wang, Zac Posen and Claire Pettibone decided to start experimenting with black as the new trendy colour for wedding dresses. Jenny Packham’s colour palette also featured some interesting shades such as meadow green and sand.
Carolina Herrera, Elizabeth Fillmore, Houghton
Floral prints in soft pastel colours are also becoming increasingly popular and we think they make a fabulous choice for a spring bride planning a rusting-style wedding in the countryside. This trend is not completely new but it now becomes hugely popular with mainstream designers like Carolina Herrera embracing it.
Marchesa, Lela Rose, Vera Wang
3D blooms and feathers are the key new embellishments used for making spring/summer 2016 collections. While Jenny Packham used these two elements for her utterly romantic dresses inspired by Shakespeare’s 'A Midsummer Night’s Dream', Vera Wang opted for a design, which is darker, and more cutting edge with black feathers and tiny blossoms contrasted with oversized bows.