Spring 2014 Bridal Market Recap

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Apr 25, 2013

We just returned from Spring 2014 Bridal Market in New York and what a fun and exhilarating time it was!  We were excited to see some of our favorite trends continue and to see new ones emerge. Below is a recap of the industry's current trends and some of owner Beth Chapman's favorite styles that graced the runway this past weekend! bridaltrends   headed-to-bridal-market image courtesy of Amsale shapes-sill The two hottest silhouettes continue to be the romantic ball skirt and the sophisticated fit to flare skirt.  These shapes were represented in all different fabrics with a number of different details! ballskirts a-line-romona-oscar-angel amsale-aline

Top (from left): Romona Keveza Legends, Oscar de la Renta, Angel Sanchez  |  Bottom:  Amsale (photo credit: WWD.com)

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Left and Right: Amsale (photo credit: WWD.com)

moderntrousseau-demi-tanner Modern Trousseau  necklineinterest Strapless gowns were ever-present across all collections, however the designers got very creative with other fabulous neckline options.  Designers showed every type of neckline imaginable, including, off the shoulder, boat neck and v-neck.  When they did show strapless gowns, often the neckline was asymmetrical or they played with the lace to create unique, feminine shapes. asymetrical-shoulder angel-sanchez-neckline-interest romona-keveza-neckline Top Row: Angel Sanchez,  Bottom Row: Romona Keveza Legends (photo credit: WWD.com) vneck annebarge-vneck Anne Barge ivy-aster-vneck How 1920's inspired and fabulous is this peek-a-boo lace panel and sleeve from Ivy & Aster   ?   texture Lace continues to be a staple in every collection, but the trend was to present it in different lays.  We saw everything from unique lace patterns and placement, to the layering of different types of laces to create texture, to placing lace underneath other, more sheer fabrications like tulle and organza, for a softer more romantic look. In addition to lace, we saw a lot of bling come down the catwalk!  As a nod to the upcoming "Great Gatsby" movie due out next month, much of the beading was antiqued or in vintage inspired patterns.   ivy-aster-texture I adored this Ivy and Aster style with layered tulle over black lace.

Pia lace wedding dress by Modern Trousseau

This unique  lace pattern from Modern Trousseau, although designed to look vintage, was completely fresh from a fashion perspective.

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Although quiet and simply elegant, this Romona Keveza gown was one of my favorite.  I loved the clean and classic lines with just a touch of lace.  When we head to market in October, I think we will see much more of this understated aesthetic.(photo credit: WWD.com)

romona-keveza-couture-texture texture-oscar-liancarlo The gowns above show the layering and texture that was recurring in many collections.  Top: Romona Keveza (photo credit: WWD.com), Bottom (from left): Oscar de la Renta (photo credit: WWD.com), Liancarlo  anne-barge-layers This Anne Barge gown was dreamy.  It was a lace sheath with a detachable tulle skirt with lace appliques. It took my breath away! the-knot-texture Gatsby inspired beading,  images courtesy of The Knot   beadedbackssleeves "Baby got Back" had a whole new meaning this season!  Back interest was all the rage, especially in the form of beading.  Many designers showed beaded keyhole backs and sleeves in their collections.  I think the very best backs came from designer Angel Sanchez!  You can see many of  them here. amsale-beaded back amsale-beaded-back This stunning beaded keyhole back from Amsale  was one of my favorite gowns from their collection (photo credit: The Bride Room via Instagram) beaded-sleeve photo credit: Cyn Kain Photography via Instagram amanda-garrett-all-over-glitz The two images above are a stunning gown from a new addition to bridal market, Australian designer, Amanda Garrett.    I think this delicate beading and soft fluttery sleeve are just divine! (image courtesy of  amandagarrett.com) Below are a few other beaded stunners that tickled our fancy! kelly-faietini-beaded-top  Kelly Faetanini photo credit: Bridalease via Instagram rivini-beaded-back Rivini photo credit via Instagram the-knot-beading Images above courtesy of The Knot   skirtinterst Skirts not only came in all shapes and sizes on this season's runways, but they were chock full of interesting details!  Amsale's collection was a combination of their infamous clean, architectural silhouettes and romantic tulle shown in a variety of ways. amsale-tulle Amsale (photo credit: WWD)   Modern Trousseau  was one of my favorite collections at bridal market.  The silhouettes and treatments that designer Callie Tein used in her Spring line were totally unique and gorgeous! She showed delicate embroideries, full romantic tulle and layers of soft cascading fabrics.  My favorite detail was the ombre skirt that she created on the 'Laurel' gown above. modern-trousseau-ombre-etherial-fitted-lace   Tulle bottoms were all the rage this season.  Fluted skirts with tulle bottoms were represented on almost every runway. I love the one below by Legends by Romona Keveza(photo credit: WWD).  The combination of the dramatic bottom and soft romantic off the shoulder neckline is to -die -for! SS14 ROMONA KEVEZA NEW YORK BRIDAL 4/21/13   The piece de resistance for me, and hands down winner for the most interesting skirt, was this hand painted confection by Kristy Rice of Monental Designs for Southern Designer, Chaviano Couture.  You will be seeing  version of this beauty in our boutique very soon! chavianocouture-hand-painted-gown Chaviano Couture in collaboration with Momental Designs blush Blush continued to be the hot color of the season.  It was represented in bridesmaids, accessories, as well as bridal! Below are just a few of my faves! amsale-bridesmaids-blush Amsale (photo credit: WWD) blush-romona Romona Keveza Couture   modern-trousseau-blush Modern Trousseau ~  I am especially fond of the 'Annie' gown on the right, as this was the fabric that was used for my vow renewal dress that I wore the week before bridal market!  (post coming soon!) oscar-angel-blush-SS14 Oscar De La Renta and Angel Sanchez  (photo credit: WWD)     accessorytrends The trends in accessories were greatly influenced by the 1920's and the "Great Gatsby" movie due out in a few weeks. Veils silhouettes were very soft and close to the head with lots of beading and lace treatments. pretty-pink-bride-oscar-de-la-renta-flat-veil Oscar De La Renta  (photo credit: Pretty Pink Bride via Instagram)   Playing off of the warm blush tones in the apparel, gold and blush gold accessories were everywhere. Screen shot 2013-04-23 at 1.26.32 PM Ivy & Aster Screen shot 2013-04-23 at 3.52.29 PM Maria Elena    Sashes have been a huge trend for several seasons.  With all of the interest that is happening in skirts, the trend is shifting from sashes with streamers in the back to simpler belt silhouettes with delicate textures. Screen shot 2013-04-23 at 3.53.54 PM Legends by Romona Keveza   Continuing with the Gatsby feel, you will be seeing alot of embellishment in the hair in the way of combs and headbands.  Below are a few of our tip pics!   oscar-haute-bride-hair-combs Left :Oscar de la Renta (photo credit: New York Times Fashion via Instagram)  Center:  Haute Bride, Right: Oscar de la Renta (photo credit: Ceci Johnson via Instagram)   Please watch the blog next week for the latest trends in bridesmaids. In order to view all of the beautiful products that we saw at bridal market, check out our Instagram account!  

xoxo, TWD