Bridal Fashion Week showed off the latest in bridal gowns from the world’s greatest wedding dress designers. With inspiration coming from every source and direction, who better to describe their line than the designers themselves?
Known for her feminine designs with touches of edginess, Hayley Paige gives each design special touches that accentuate each bride’s beauty. Of her 2019 collection, Paige says, “During development, I listened to loads of throwback ’80s and ’90s [songs] which set the soundtrack for a splashy rewind with pops of glamour. This collection met somewhere in between Huey Lewis and the News’s ‘Heart and Soul’ and Whitney Houston’s ‘Queen of the Night.’ Aesthetically, this collection is palpable, iconic, and inclusive. In lieu of an artistic inspiration that represents the collection in its entirety, each gown has its own merit that beats to the rhythm of nostalgia and girl power that comes with each newly engaged bride. This is also the very first season we’ve developed a greater range of sizing curated for women of any shape.”
Galia Lahav is known for haute couture and this season does not hold back. Luxurious and extravagant dresses, especially in this year of the royal wedding, are more popular than ever. “Galia Lahav’s newest couture bridal collection is all about volume. Inspired by royalty, this collection sensationalizes signature Galia Lahav glamour with rubies and gold accents that break free from white-ivory. The collection will showcase regal ball gown shapes gone bold, romantic trains mixed with light and dark tulle, and classic corsets with bold beading. This line is all about volume. With ball gowns, bigger is better!” Sharon Server, head designer at Galia Lahav, said.
Is there a woman alive who does aspire to wear a couture gown by Reem Acra? A staple on the red carpet, Acra’s designs are known for their floral appiqué and stunning elegance. “Couture details, floral embroideries, and lace…spring 2019 is a celebration of modern elegance and romance.” Reem Acra said of the collection that sticks to her signature style but never feels old.
Andreas Kronthaler somehow has made Vivienne Westwood’s gowns even bolder. While the gowns are not for every bride, the collection is appealing for this exact reason. “The ‘Andreas Kronthaler for Vivienne Westwood autumn-winter 2018/19’ bridal collection honors Vivienne’s work in fashion. Drawing inspiration from traditional Austrian folk costumes, dresses are carefully handcrafted and sometimes embellished with flower embroideries. Asymmetrical slinky dresses in rubber and satin—say goodbye to acres of taffeta.”
Yumi Katsura’s dresses are considered modern masterpieces and with the latest collection, it is not difficult to understand why. Paulette Cleghorn, creative director of Yumi Katsura, described the line as, “A cool and classic yet romantic collection designed to celebrate a bride’s strength, sensuality, and femininity. Inspired by the revered sakura/cherry blossom, the collection evokes a floral-inspired collage of adornments, layering of textures, unexpected combinations of laces, rich fabrications, and jeweled embellishments with illusion detailing that provides an appropriate yet mesmeric exaltation of the body. Fresh, fabulous, sophisticated and strong!”
For more information, visit the Bridal Fashion Week website.