This passed weekend served as New York Fashion Bridal Week featuring Spring and Fall 2011 Collections. I have to remember that for next year, because I would love to go. Bridal gowns just fascinate me. Probably for the main reason it’s one of the most important garments a woman will wear in her lifetime, especially if you consider yourself a fashionista. And if I ever took upon designing my own line, it would definitely be in bridal wear.
Sometimes, I just have to laugh at myself. Normally, you would think if I’m having dreams about my wedding day, it would consist of questions such as, “Am I making the right decision?” “Am I marrying the right person?” Oh no, my dreams consist of my wardrobe. For example: I hate my veil, I don’t have the right flowers, my dress is hideous, my hair isn’t done. I guess those are true worries of a fashion major!
Anyways, for those designers that produce both ready to wear lines and bridal lines for fashion week, I have to give immense credit to. New York Fashion Week was just in September, and right around the corner in October, hits Bridal Fashion Week. I can’t even imagine worrying about two totally different lines in such a short period of time. Monique Lhuillier, whose show I was fortunate enough to see in September, also showed her bridal line this week.
“Romance and extravagance are back,” Lhuillier said in her program notes, no small statement during a time when the number of marriages in the U.S. is seeing a steady decline. Lhuillier has been most famous for her use of flowers which were dominate in her ready to wear and bridal collections this year. She intersects the layers and depth of flowers into her designs to transform them into fanciful fantasies. Her work is exquisite.
One aspect that definitely prevailed in terms of trends for bridal is the ball gown silhouette. The timeless silhouette was modified by many designers, incorporating a tight bodice, but less of a full skirt. It resembles more of an A-line look. See below.
If I could see one bridal designer’s fashion show, it would be St. Pucchi’s without a doubt. Her designs are extreme, over the top, extravagant gowns that are fit for a queen. I’ve idolized her designs ever since I came across my first St. Pucchi gown. I hope to be fortunate enough to have one of her designs as my own when it’s my turn to walk down the aisle. There are a few things that should never be skimped out on in a wedding, and number one is the dress, in my opinion of course. Check out St. Pucchi’s Fall 2010 Collection!
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THE GIRL IN THE YELLOW CAB