The team hit the ground running on Thursday and saw runway shows by Theia, Inbal Dror, Anne Barge, YolanCris, and Pnina Tornai.
Ever since the ladies of ChicagoStyle Weddings attended New York International Bridal Week, they simply haven’t been able to stop raving about all of the talented designers and gorgeous collections they got to experience firsthand. This week, we’ll be delivering a day-by-day look into Bridal Week and all the runway shows we attended.
Photos courtesy of THEIA and runway photographer Lisa Miller.
The THEIA Collection was the CSW team’s very first taste of Bridal Week, and watching the light and airy designs float down the runway was the perfect start to the trip. THEIA described the collection as “embracing the destination bride” and infused the designs with an easy, relaxed bohemian vibe.
The collection featured bare shoulders, gentle silks, and silvery embroidered patterns that conjured up images of sand glinting in the sunlight. While THEIA designed the collection with destination brides in mind, the team thought that the collection was all encompassing- whether brides want to get married on the beach or somewhere more traditional, there was a gown in the collection that would perfectly suit the setting.
The models’ ocean-kissed hair and light, dewy makeup complimented the designs perfectly, and the team thought the THEIA gowns did an amazing job of highlighting the models’ natural beauty. What more could you ask of a wedding dress?
Photos courtesy of Inbal Dror and Coded PR.
Next, the team headed over to the Inbal Dror runway show to watch the designer’s latest collection come to life. The sultry, form-flattering gowns were paired with gentle acoustic music, creating an atmosphere that captivated the audience and kept them spellbound for the entirety of the show.
The Inbal Dror gowns were glamorous and decadent. Long, airy capes mingled with impressive trains, and intricate details added a luxurious feel to the designs.
The team agreed that the Inbal Dror show felt like a bold, fashion-forward performance and really enjoyed the drama of it all.
Photos courtesy of Anne Barge, ODA PR, and Dan Lecca Photography.
The Anne Barge runway showcased gowns that were equally sensual and sensational. The collection featured vintage-inspired gowns with dramatic silhouettes and elaborate detail work. The unique intro to the show gave the audience the opportunity to see how the designs played off each other.
The Anne Barge gowns combined timeless elegance with current trends. Dainty headpieces came together with the gowns’ incredible beading to create a slight homage to the fashions of bygone eras.
The gowns were resoundingly feminine. The team agreed that the Anne Barge models looked like a group of goddesses: beautiful and unforgettable.
Photos courtesy of Kleinfeld’s and YolanCris.
The YolanCris collection brought the drama to Bridal Week. Inspired by the romanticism and fragility of the Victorian age, the awe-inspiring collection toed the line between fashion and art.
The designs embraced the richness of fabrics like lace, organza, and embroidered tulles, and used beading to craft floral patterns on the gowns. Highlights included corset silhouettes, bishop sleeves, circular skirts, and flouncy layers.
Photos courtesy of Kleinfeld’s Bridal and Pnina Tornai.
Glitzy, glamorous, and teeming with modern princess appeal, the Pnina Tornai runway stayed true to form and delivered a collection that was both luxurious and ultra-feminine.
The designs feature Pnina’s telltale body-hugging corsets, sophisticated hand embroideries and crystal embellishments, along with plenty of sheer paneling and plunging necklines.
The collection truly showed the transformative power that a single dress can have.
Can’t get enough of the CSW Bridal Week Diaries? Catch the next chapter tomorrow, and see the work of Francesca Miranda, Berta, and many more.