Bridal Fashion Week: Marchesa, Reem Acra and Temperley
Spring 2015 collections
From April 11 to 13, New York City's Pier 92 erupted with top designers from around the world as they showcased their Spring 15 Bridal collections, covering the city with a veil of white lace...
This year, Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig presented their Marchesa bridal wear like a formal wedding reception, filled with tables in white linens set wet with beverages and desserts. Chapman explained that all brides should feel like princesses on their wedding day, "beautiful, romantic and etherial."
Saying true to the Marchesa aesthetic, the design duo displayed lavish ballgowns, Grecian-inspired dresses and short cocktail style dresses. Details included 3D lace rose brooches and floral crystal embroideries. There was also a few dresses in soft blush tones for the spring season.
The show started with an unusual act, as a fun performance by a talented group of hip-hop dancers opened Reem Acra's show. Purely for entertainment, it put the crowd in the mood to see a mix of alluring, classic and contemporary dresses.
"I spend so much time studying the bride," Acra said backstage, stating that she makes sure she always offers something for every type of bride. The designer's variety of silhouettes included columns, fitted-and-flared, traditional ball gowns and a flattering circular style in cascading chiffon. Known for her delicate embroideries, Acra also played with unique floral appliques, lace and crystal and pearl embellishments.
For the British designer's latest bridal collection she divided her looks into an assortment of characters for a collection that was timeless, romantic and elegant.
The 'statement bride' group featured traditional looks, such as re-embroidered lace gowns. The 'glamour bride' set was more minimal, sleek and showed elements of old Hollywood. The 'bohemian bride', the designer's styling forte, had dresses featuring a loosened look and plenty of delicate embroideries, while the 'romantic bride' wore a mix of beautiful organza gatherings and intricate beading patterns.