Fashion is forever evolving, and although bridal trends are not as quick to change as ready-to-wear, we are seeing a slight shift in styles this season at New York Bridal Market. It was an inspirational experience to say the very least.
Spring 2012 is all about refined glamour. It's Prima Ballerina meets Marilyn Monroe, and I cannot get enough!! The feminine silhouettes and dreamy fabrics were combined to create a beautiful vision of whimsy AND wow.
Bridesmaids dresses followed the "fashionable" suit quite nicely. We viewed everything from adorable prints in lighter fabrics, to amazing lace overlays. The were no frumpy fits to be found....in fact, pay attention to your gams ladies, because these hemlines are certainly shorter than seasons' past. Designers have also made it much easier to allow your bridal party to choose their own neckline and silhouette, while remaining in the same fabric and color scheme. Some collections were even shown like this on the runway.
Veils and accessories also received a fashion facelift. Toni Federici debuted some unbelievable crystal embellished veils and introduced variations of the uber popular "tucked" veil. Blushers are big again, but birdcage veils have flown the coupe. We are really excited to unveil the Spring 2012 Serendipity Bridal Belt collection later this month as well. Our motto this season is "Go big, or go home...." We bring in new skinnier widths, more sparkle, color and the most beautiful, handmade silk flowers that you can imagine. So flipping excited about this line!!
Another refreshing observation of this trip, is that each designer is offering different interpretations and visions of what they would like to see in Spring of 2012. This is such a delight for me as a buyer for Serendipity Bridal, because we continue and strive to offer a large number of designers for our brides to choose from......so there is a special look for each of our cherished clients.
Here are just a few pictures I took of the creations that stole my heart in NY from a couple of our beloved designers:
Monique Lhuillier bridesmaids are once again nothing short of amazing.
Watters bridesmaids continue to stay a step ahead, and introduce a new cotton silk in an adorable print, as well as feature numerous styles within the same color and fabric.
Marisa unveils the newest antique lace pattern, and subtle, sophisticated horsehair trim hemlines.
WTOO Bridal takes chic to a new level with lace, exposed corset boning, and textured tops. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!
Watters Bridal does not disappoint with these innovative and romantic designs for the classic bride.
Upon designer approval, I will be featuring posts that go into further detail about each collection from these lines as well as Lazaro, Jim Hjelm, Jim Hjelm Blush, Pronovias, Kleinfeld's Alita Graham, Paloma Blanca and more...so keep checking back in!