The fashion world has just about recovered from the A/W 2012 shows, but we’ve always got reserve energy supplies for the less known New York shows in April - Bridal Fashion Week!
This morning has been spent trawling through reams of tulle (virtually natch) and losing ourselves in various fantasy wedding scenarios. We’ve rounded up some of our favourite looks from Bridal Fashion Week in our nifty gallery above, with highlights from Vera Wang, and of course, the main man, Oscar de la Renta.
While hunting through the runway looks, we’ve noticed some particular trends which the brides of Spring Summer 2012 can look forward to feasting their eyes on in-store. At Amsale and Oscar de la Renta we saw traditional Spanish style lace gowns with high necklines. Shades of red graced the runways at Vera Wang and again at Oscar de la Renta, Wang’s rich bordeaux shade a surprise hue for summer.
Oscar de la Renta's Pinterest board
De la Renta’s team jumped on board the Pinterest love-in we’re seeing at the moment, and pinned on theirs in the run up, during and after the show. Snapshots of pretty bridesmaids, close-ups of beading and bouquets of flowers had hearts melting here at Grazia HQ! We love the idea of designers sharing the Fashion Week experience with us online, and hope that where Oscar goes, all the others will follow. The Grazia girls will always be found backstage at the shows up-close peering at the ready to wear clothing, accessories and beauty looks up close, and to share those pics with the rest of the fashion world seems like the right step for fashion designers to take. Oscar, we salute you!
More backstage snaps from the Oscar de la Renta bridal show on Pinterest