Oscar de la Renta opened his spring 2015 bridal show with a few boho chic looks for the free-spirited bride—so befitting the Coachella music and arts festival which was happening on the West Coast. De la Renta’s designs are always classic hits; and clean, romantic, and super feminine looks dominated the runway. A strapless trumpet gown with a ruffle back and a Chantilly lace gown with pink organza overlay and sequin embroidery were two house favorites. A sassy silk faille dress with embroidered long sleeves will be perfect for the elegant bride who wants a short wedding dress, and the trailing tulle and satin hemlines will excite every bride-to-be. De la Renta’s use of different fabrications, such as stretch Mikado and soft taffeta-like radzimir, is another trend we’re seeing this season, which will give brides more to choose from.
Fashion Week for ready-to-wear is known for entertaining the editors and buyers who attend with elaborate shows and presentations; but bridal fashion week is more subdued with models strutting the runway presenting one gorgeous dress after the other. This bridal market, Reem Acra decided to spice things up a bit. Her spring 2015 show opened and closed with supercool hip-hop dancers; and in lieu of de rigueur bow at the end of the presentation, Acra showed off her own moves dressed in all black, a fur collar, and blinged-out sneakers. However, the entertainment alone didn’t impress us, the gowns blew us away. Her inspiration for this collection was the modern bride and she nailed it.
The silhouettes and details were very wearable and figure flattering, making this collection more diverse for all brides. There was a nice mix of classic and trendy, including a silk gazar strapless dress with a lace overlay bateau neckline and a sleeveless lace-bodice gown with a tiered tulle skirt. Her long-sleeve crystal-embroidered fit-and-flare tulle gown and a short-sleeve lace and tulle ballgown are just two of the other stunning looks. And a strapless crystal-embroidered lace overlay gown with a nude lining was a nod to a major trend to watch.