Bridal Fashion Week has come to an end and one can conclude that bride’s to be are able to recycle their wedding dress at their next party. While bridal fashion hasn’t been more wearable in seasons, it’s also very far apart from last month’s ready-to-wear collections. Discover why.
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Bridal Fashion Week Fall 2020
Bridal Fashion Week Fall 2020 has come to an end. To some extend, last week’s bridal collections couldn’t be further away from its ready-to-wear counterparts. Where the ready-to-wear collections were packed with political statements, bridal collections seemed soft and sweet. At least most of them. Bridal fashion still relies on “the best day of your life” and nothing more than that. Don’t get it wrong; there’s nothing wrong with that. At least many might’ve expected something else in today’s turbulent society.
Despite this, the bridal fashion industry is simply booming. Brides do not only spend more money on their wedding in general, they also become increasingly willing to pay for a designer gown. It made designer brands like Dries van Noten, Loewe, JW Anderson, Rodarte, Erdem, Alexander McQueen and even Vitoria Beckham create bride-worthy dresses and suits. These pieces make bridal fashion more approachable and wearable than every before.
Will this make dedicated bridal collections unnecessary soon? Well, they don’t have to. An average bride simply doesn’t need all the fuzz of a general catwalk show, she’s merely interested in the wedding-worthy pieces.
Designers’ ready-to-wear-wedding-worthy pieces are more suited for rehearsal dinners and pre-wedding parties anyways (just take a look at Hailey Bieber). For the hardcore bride stuff, you rather stick to the classic bridal collections. Let’s take a look at Bridal Fashion Week’s trends.
Bridal Fashion Week shed a new lights on bridal fashion trends. However, these trends were very divergent. There were deconstructed dresses (with hints of color and even black) that looked a big grungy at Vera Wang’s collection. Keren Craig’s collection for Marchesa, on the contrary, was more over-the-top. Veils covered up the entire bodies of the models slash brides to be.
As you might expect, there was a good dose of classic romanticism at Oscar the la Renta. The fashion house wouldn’t stick to its signature designs if they hadn’t incorporated some romance. Amsale showed some very decent sexiness. Open backs were combined with soft laces and tulle, finished with delicate buttons. It all looked very chic and very bridal.
The modern bride at Danielle Frankel
Then we’ve got the very modern and fashion savvy bride left. Frankel styles her bridal looks different than others and adds some je-ne-sais-quois feeling brides usually don’t carry with them. However, it’s very refreshing. Frankel’s garments confirm the needs of a modern bride. May this be the sign that the bridal industry will be ready for the future?
“At the core of every style there are elements of whimsy and vulnerability, as each piece encapsulates both the bride’s story and what lies ahead.” – Danielle Frankel
Check out the Danielle Frankel’s best bridal looks below.