Every April, as the blossoming buds on the trees in New York’s Central Park spring into bloom, so do the creations of bridal designers from around the world. Their Spring/Summer 2020 collections were unveiled once again amid anticipation for what choices lie ahead for brides planning their wedding and in search for that perfect dress. Creations feature a mix of bold and extravagant juxtaposed with understated elegance widely embellished with intricate beading, floral appliqués, dazzling jewelry and accessories. Here are the highlights the Grace Ormonde Wedding Style editorial team curated for you from New York Bridal Fashion Week- April 2019. (click on the blue links to see designer's entire collection)
Ines Di Santo
The Ines Di Santo collection was inspired by a fairy tale dream. As a tribute to Karl Lagerfeld she created a long sleeve blazer and shorts outfit, embellished with pink and blue cut petals.
Francesca Miranda draws her inspiration for her new 2020 collection form the iconic black & white masquerade ball. Accentuated sleeves, plunging necklines, textured fabrics and intricate beading along with glimpses of color accentuate the female form.
The Spring/Summer 2020 Vera Wang collection explores a new, gentle, relaxed kind of design freedom. Some asymmetry with a deliberate play on volume create sensual, female, light and seductive looks. The collection showcases a mixture of silhouettes and fabrics with contrasts in textures and tonalities. Muted tints though layering and veiling and a full exploration of floral embellishment are abundant as collars, sleeves, petticoats, and corsages enhance.
Inspired by the musical "Dreamgirls" the Galia Lahav Spring/Summer 2020 collection exudes confidence and boldness.
Reem Acra presented her Thankyou Collection showcasing an array of creations in her signature style.
Mira Zwillinger, the mother-daughter design team, presented their Make a Wish collection featuring 29 looks with 25 floor-length gowns. Belgian tulle, silk organza, French and Italian lace and polished gazar with intricate embellishments and hand-stitched embroidery dominate the collection.
The Temperlay Honesty collection is a celebration of romance drawing inspiration from antique porcelain fans, chinoiserie screens and Victorian corsetry. Sleek silhouettes adorned with opulent embellishments offer a sense of drama and fantasy. Head to toe sequins in platinum or pearlescent tones are scattered with satin stitch flowers or cut-tube beads and petals. The collection also speaks to the the bohemian bride with fluid shapes and flashes of muted color.
Anne Barge Couture
The Anne Barge collection intertwines the serene romance of the past with the cutting-edge sophistication of the contemporary. Romantic re-embroidered lace gowns bloom with off-the-shoulder floral brocade capes and coats. Contemporary silhouettes, dramatic corset bodices, mermaid skirts, and princess tulle with lace appliqués add an ultra-femme touch.