By Malinda Macari, Owner of Your Dream Bridal
Runways from Boston, to New York, to Chicago delivered yet another year of uniquely supreme style during the Bridal Fall Fashion Week 2016 preview this fall. Beyond the peekaboo cut-outs, two piece ensembles, sheer bodices and plunging necklines, gold filigree accents were the main attraction, as were rose gold and blush hues – sure to appear on many well-dressed brides in the coming year.
My Designer Picks
The gilded age has arrived (and it’s stunning!) Ornate jeweled details and gold accents adorned Claire Pettibone’s Fall 2016 collection – complete with fuller skirts and a lace overlay, weaved with delicate gold threads throughout. Consistent with her signature feminine and bohemian silhouette, stemming from luxury lingerie, Claire’s collection takes things to the next level with even more delicate details than before.
Reem Acra elevated her signature tulle, crepe and lace designs with even more sparkle for the Fall 2016 collection. The whimsical selection of gowns, topped off with crystal headphones, gave attendees a sense of whimsical beauty that stayed with them long after the show was finished. Gold jeweled embellishments and beadwork garnered necklines, edges and shoulders of the most feminine silhouettes for old-world romanticism and bridal luxury.
Naeem Khan took inspiration from the Latin culture to create the eclectic yet chic Fall 2016 bridal collection, complete with uniquely patterned embroidery ornate beading. Gold floral appliqués and fringe decorated nearly every gorgeous gown in the bunch, all accentuated with Spanish style head dresses. Blush and rose gold undertones played a supporting role in many of Naeem’s newest designs, echoed by other designers like Monique Lhuillier, Inbal Dror, and Marchesa, debuting their newest styles during Fashion Week. Rose colored sashes and veils also hit the runway, offering brides a subtle hue for a tasteful pop of color.
Mark Badgley and James Mischka’s glamorous fall bridal collection was inspired by Buenos Aires in the fifties or what Badgley referred to as “the Paris of South America,” and included princess and fitted gowns in sleeveless and strapless silhouettes. Soft yet opulent, designs featured metallic lace, sequins, beading and sheer illusion detailing — and some had a retro vibe with embroideries inspired by vintage diamonds.
Mixed Metals Abound
With so many seasons focused on silver metallics, 2016 mainstream bridal fashion will surely show gold. In 2015, many mixed-metal trends have started popping up, particularly in bridal jewelry with rose gold and champagne making a comeback. Think it’s a fashion faux pas? Embrace mix-and-match options for those of you who love your platinum or silver rock but want to incorporate some with a unique band. It’s safe to say that gold tones will gain speed beyond bridal fashion itself, and into wedding event design, cake details and floral arrangements. My predictions? 2016 brides are in for a treat, with rich jeweled tones and gold metallics that will make every detail of their wedding shine!
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