Each season fashion designers showcase gorgeous wedding-worthy dresses in their ready-to-wear collections, and New York Fashion Week is usually the most exciting event featuring some of the biggest names in the bridal industry such as Oscar de la Renta, Carolina Herrera, Vera Wang, Reem Acra and Zac Posen. The autumn/winter shows featured a lot of gorgeous dresses in bridal whites and ivories from some of our favourite designers: Dennis Basso, Rodarte, Carolina Herrera, Pamella Roland, Jenny Packham and Jonathan Simkhai. One of the key catwalk trends we saw which can be translated into bridal is the luxury faux fur coat or capelet on top of an elaborate ivory gown. What a perfect look for an winter-style wedding!
Dennis Basso combined his passion for furs and evening wear and showcased a collection that is unmistakably elegant and glamorous. We spotted a number of dresses that would make exquisite bridal gowns and some of our favourites were the flamboyant A-line styles that combine brocade, lace and intricate embellishments. Pair one of these frocks with leather gloves and a fur cape and you get the perfect outfit for a fairytale winter wedding! Colours range from metallic shades to soft champagne hues and we think they make a stylish alternative to classical bridal whites.
Jenny Packham also combined luxe faux furs with glitzy evening gowns, but her ready-to-wear dresses in bridal white were given a modern edge with beautifully adorned sequins and beads.
Embellishments were the key element of Marchesa's autumn/winter collection as well, but the gowns inspired by Edwardian era and royal luxury were literally dripping with sparkling jewels.
Rodarte added a few wedding-worthy looks to their autumn/winter collection which was a delicate mix of bohemian and gothic. One of the models was even dressed like a bride, wearing a veil and an asymmetric ruffled white frock while others rocked beautiful floral hair accessories which we think are ideal for destination weddings.
Pamella Roland’s collection also featured several stunning white gowns, and our favourite looks included a dazzling A-line dress with an embellished bodice and capelet and a draped frock with a front split and a floor-length cape. These looks are modern yet very elegant, ideal for romantic winter weddings.
If you want a touch of royal gold on your wedding dress, then you will love Naeem Khan’s lavish, heavily embellished gowns inspired by the Art Déco era! Created from the finest fabrics and adorned with the most intricate embroideries and beadwork, these gowns definitely scream couture.
From romantic floor-length dresses to effortless bohemian style frocks, Carolina Herrera offered a range of relaxed wedding day looks – perfect for either warm or cool climates. White dresses were sometimes worn with fur tops or warm jumpers which remind us of Olivia Palermo’s unique bridal outfit, and some of the most romantic looks include dresses with 3D Jasmine blooms.
Jonathan Simkhai’s colour palette was all about the contrast between bridal whites, dark navy and black shades. We loved bohemian white laces, ruffles and fringe which are so perfect for beach ceremonies, but the collection also features some amazing winter looks such as an elegant white trouser suit with a beautifully embellished jacket.
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