New York Bridal Week Spring/Summer 2015 took center stage in New York City this past October 11-13, 2014 at Piers 92/94 and The Metropolitan Pavilion. The bi-annual trade show was open only to buyers and invite-only guests. Piers 92/94 had aisles of bridal dresses, veils and shoes along with bridal fashion shows to showcase from U.S. based brands to international. The Knot, a premier U.S. based wedding planning site hosted COUTURE, a bridal market destination, at The Metropolitan Pavilion where luxury bridal designers showcased their collections to editors, special attendees and buyers.
Indeed, it was an ecstasy of dresses of all types, sparkly tiaras, glamorous head toppers, and eye-seducing veils. It kind of inspired me to marry again[with the same man of course]. After walking through aisles and aisles of beautiful dresses and attending a pair of shows, it dawn at me that there still is not much of demure style targeted options for the conservative bride, but there are definitely beautiful reserved options within certain designers and brands. Aside, the delicious bridal dresses, my eye was attracted to certain essentials like heel caps from Heelio Delios--ok, now this is brilliant! I'm sure your mind can spin a few occasions this heel cap can be used at aside weddings. Just when you couldn't get enough of Toms, well, they were there too with casual bridal options shoes. Another essential were sparkling sandles--Although, geared towards beach-setting wedding, I think they make a beautiful option for the reception.
Before heading over to the photo gallery [if you haven't done so] of demure bridal style picks, I just want to highlight some of my personal favorites--again, this is just me personally and believe I had to painfully narrow it down to three or this post would be perpetual. Let's start with a London brand--attracted for their simplicity and added historical glamour. Belle & Bunty established in 2003 by London College of Fashion trained duo Alice Shreeve and Hannah Coniam-Thompson is the cult London based womenswear label appearing regularly in the pages of major fashion press such as Vogue and Harpers and loved by celebrities including Victoria Beckham, Lidsay Lohan amongst others.
Next in line is Ersa Atelier, which made me literally re-visit its suite twice--you will see below why. Each piece had an aura that drew you to its intricate and delicate details. The architecture of Ersa's gowns have a monumental elegance and sophistication aside its demure surface.
The Houghton Bride Collection, a New York based brand, made a statement for the future bride with its uninvolved aura of chic and lux design structures. A brand who proudly produces in America and a favorite of WWD, Vogue, Elle among others. Aside its demure outward behavior, I like the ease of combination of separates that give off a utilitarian concept where your wedding dress doesn't stop at your wedding day.
See more bridal inspiration at our 'MARRY ME' pin board here.
Written by Mariana