We've seen it season after season. The trends shown on Fashion Week's runways always make an appearance on the Bridal Market runways the next season. So, in order to stay on top of giving you the hottest and newest bridal fashions, we have interpretted a few of our favorite Fall 2012 lines that showed wonderfully in New York City just a few weeks ago. Here's what we spotted...
Sophisticated Silhouettes: Designers like Carolina Herrera (a personal favorite!) and Diane Von Furstenberg have always been known for their feminine designs that radiate class and sophistication. But, this season, we think they introduced classic sophistication to modern oppulence.
Carolina Herrera Fall 2012
Sophisticated Silhouettes: Designers like Amsale and Alvina Valenta deliver tailored looks that ooze femininity. While they are known for their structured pieces, we predict that more designers at Bridal Market Fall 2012 will follow in the footsteps of Ms. Herrera by paying more attention to form and structure. Whimsy was 2011. Tailored is the look of 2012.
Color: J. Mendel and Derek Lam's collections were sprinkled with hues of Honey Gold, while Carolina Herrera and Diane Von Fursternberg's lines boasted bright hues, with tangerine tango leading the pack (see above).
Diane Von Furstenberg Fall 2012
Color: Brights started to make their way onto the Bridal scene last season, with violet and fuschia setting the standard for eye-catching color in bridesmaid's lines. We predict that in the Fall 2012 Bridal season, we'll see more fire orange, honey and cobalt. And, personally, I'd love to see bright chartreuse heat up a few Maids lines!
Sequins: Mercedes-Benz Fashion week's runways were lined with glitter! The amount of sequins could have supplied an entire 70's roller skating troupe with costumes for a decade. And, we weren't hatin' it! Fully sequined gowns in rich hues were made sophisticated by graphic designs and vintage silhouettes. J. Mendel sent this stunner down his runway...
J. Mendel Fall 2012
Sequins: Expect more designers for Fall 2012 to follow in Reem Acra's footsteps by using heavy beading and sequins to embellish feminine silhouettes. We're not talking about the classic beaded ball gown. We're talking slinky, sexy and glittering all over- with a bridal edge, of course!
Abstract necklines: Nothing about the necklines of Fashion Week were boring. They were graphic and abstract. We're looking forward to this trend the most because we're convinced brides have had enough of strapless! J. Mendel's Fall 2012 line delivered abstract lines that gave his collection a modern edge.
J. Mendel Fall 2012
Abstract Necklines: It began with The Duchess of Cambridge. She wore sleeves! All of a sudden, the bridal world, said, "What? You can be modern and NOT strapless?!" It began a revolution. One shoulder, straps, plunging necklines, halters, illusion tops- expect to see even fresher takes on necklines in the Fall 2012 season.
Nods to Eras Gone-By: The 1920's & 1930's were obvious inspiration to designers showing at Fashion Week. We even saw a few dropped waistlines and casually chic silhouettes that made us miss vintage Chanel, as if we didn't enough already. Reem Acra and J. Mendell's collections were vintage perfection.
Reem Acra Fall 2012
Nods to Eras Gone By: Expect to see vintage inspiration in headpieces this Fall Bridal Season. Twigs & Honey's new collection has already made a splash for their ethereal pieces and we expect others to follow suit.
And just because we love you, here's some eye candy...
Jenny Packham Fall 2012
Jenny Packham, you're Fall 2012 collection made us weak in the knees.
So, while others are still interpretting the Spring 2012 Bridal Lines, you can now educate them on how Fall is where it's at...because M.B. Fashion Week and K&B said so! ;)