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We've asked Keija Minor, editor in chief at Brides (you've met her before!), to be our guest writer for Bridal Fashion Week, which kicked off April 15 in New York City. Keep reading as Keija breaks down the biggest trends and most stunning looks of the spring 2016 collections.
Friday was a tough act to follow, after Naeem, Reem and Monique blew the crowds away with their tulle, silk and crytal masterpieces. But yesterday was another huge day with celeb-faves Marchesa, Amsale, Oscar de la Renta and hipster-darling Houghton all showing. Prepare to be wowed…
Intricate embroidery, 3-D flowers and delicate details ruled at Marchesa's presentation at the St. Regis. The tiniest of pearls, the restrained use of crystals and the layers and texture courtesy of intricate floral threadwork made this princess-worthy collection positively regal.
Amsale showed eight to ten dresses from each of her three lines. Yes, she designs all three: Christos for the romantic, Kenneth Poole for the dramatic glamour girl and her classic, understated signature Amsale bridal line (which the unimpeachable Hilaria Baldwin wore to marry Alec!).
Oscar de la Renta
Bravo Peter Copping! The creative director of the venerated fashion house debuted his first bridal collection today after stepping into the massive shoes of Mr. de la Renta. Copping easily could have played it safe, and we'd have given him a pass. Instead, he gave us one of the prettiest collections of the season. The crowd went wild for a ball gown embroidered with pastel flowers and the well-above-the-knee shorties will speak to a slew of young fashionistas. From the boho bride saying I do in Tulum to the future lady who lunches on Madison, this collection offered a fresh design for every chic bride. Can't wait to see what he does next!
It was the perfect way to end the day—on a high note.