Best of Bridal Week Spring 2016

Ethereal. Frothy. Regal. These are the words that spring to mind as I gaze upon the Spring 2016 bridal collections. Lace is still featured, but in smaller smatterings than previous years (much to my delight, I’ve been getting a little tired of lace). Replacing it are soft, full skirts of tulle, organza and jacquard; while pastel tones of blue, blush and gold seep into the filmy skirts. Bodices are laced tight and adorned with crystals and tiny flowers, with strapless and off-the-shoulder becoming the dominant necklines for 2016. The ballgown skirt is queen. Many designers cite Shakespeare and fairytales as the inspiration; not surprising given the recent release of Cinderella. I’m reminded a little of Marc Jacobs Fall 2010 collection for Louis Vuitton, full of ladylike decolletage and nipped in waists, all the while celebrating curves. My only disappointment is Vera Wang – sure, she’s been experimenting a little with her couture collections, but to witness practically emaciated models draped on chairs in little more than their underwear and translucent tulle is a little unsettling – in my opinion, the opposite of what bridalwear represents.

My favourites from this season are Badgley Mischka, Carolina Herrera, Romona Keveza, Marchesa, Oscar de la Renta (Peter Copping’s debut bridal collection for the fashion house since Mr de la Renta’s passing), Reem Acra, Naeem Khan and Amsale. Ines di Santo and Jenny Packham also caught my eye on a couple of pieces. All in all, I’m excited about this one – it’s romantic, regal and altogether girly while still celebrating the female form.

So, do you agree with my picks? Or did you spot any others that you think should be featured here? Let me know!

All images are from Style and WWD

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6 comments

  1. Your review of the bridal spring collection is spot on. Some changes in materials, designs and colors are very much welcome since we all need some refreshing ideas. I love the designs of Marchesa, Reem Acra and Jenny Packham. Thanks for your valuable insights, Celizfoghlu!

  2. I attended Fall (October 2014) Bridal Market in NYC last year and enjoyed seeing all the new gowns for 2015! In regards to Spring 2015 Market, I love your recap of it! One of my favorite designers is Madeleine Fig website: http://www.madeleinefig.com I love how she plays with textures, and color; the over “feel” of her gowns are incredible! Thanks for the awesome post!

    Clarissa /The Sweetest Thing Events

  3. […]  – Este precioso vestido que podéis observar más abajo es de la nueva colección de Carolina Herrera 2016. Es una pieza muy sencilla pero a la vez con un toque botánico y primaveral que le da mucha alegría y colorido al vestido. Para las más melancólicas, este otro vestido en crudo con el estampado floral semidifuminado es ideal! Ramona Keveza novias es la marca encargada del diseño de este maravilloso traje. (vía)     (vía) […]

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