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New York International Bridal Week Brings Out the Best for Fall 2012
The 2011 New York International Bridal Week brought out the best in bridal design and Zankyou is here to bring you the top trends and highlights. Vintage glamour, loads of lace, tons of texture and sleeves (gasp!) are all over the runways for 2012.
In 2010, the New York International Bridal Week aka New York Bridal Market breathed new life into the bridal industry. The market at Pier 94 offered designers and retailers an opportunity to connect with one another better than any market before. The event combines the most opportunities for interaction with the convenience of having it all under one roof. The market showcases the latest collections of leading American and European designer as well as the marquee lines that are the foundation of bridal retailers everywhere.
A standout new addition to the NY Bridal Market was Anne Barge. Her signature style of modern fabrics, shapes, and embellishments mixed with classic vintage couture fashion was one of the most talked about collections of the weekend. Some of her dresses featured three-quarter length sleeves, a trend found in many other designers’ collections at the event. To view the entire collection visit the Anne Barge website.
No doubt there is a strong influence of vintage on the bridal runways just like we’ve predicted in wedding dress trends for 2012. Nearly every designer is embracing the classic silhouettes of the 1920s, 1930s and 1950s. Also new to the New York Bridal Market, Claire Pettibone is part of the flock although her current collection is more about contrast.
“Always my collection has a very vintage inspiration. Very feminine, ethereal, kind of soft and romantic. It’s really an exploration of the natural fibers–the cotton and the silk–and kind of a matte texture mixed with jewels and some embroidery.”
Our favorite designers were present as well. What’s being nicknamed the “Pippa” dress, after Pippa Middleton’s dress at the royal wedding, is a cowl-neck creation featured in Badgley Mischka’s collection for Fall 2012. Badgley Mischka also came on strong with textures, especially feathers, which we’ve seen as developing trend for bridal in 2012.
What the collections at New York International Bridal Week have showed us is that wedding dresses are becoming more and more unique, a direct representation of the women who wear them.
From vintage and lace to textures and sleeves, what is your favorite new trend from New York International Bridal Week? Tell us your thoughts in the comment box below.