3 designers to watch from this week’s International Bridal Show

by | Oct 13, 2016 | Events, Fashion

 Isabelle Armstrong Design. Photo: Courtesy of Randy Brooke

Photo: Courtesy of Randy Brooke

Have you been feeling love in the air this week? Maybe it’s because this past week was New York International Bridal Week. This means fashion shows with new designers, new ideas and new wedding dress trends.

The dresses and accessories shown during this week will be what brides, bridesmaids, and everyone in the wedding party will be buying in 2017.

The highlight of Bridal Week is the NYC Bridal show which was held at Pier 94 this past weekend; did you miss it? No worries. Here are three designers to look out for:

Madeline Gardner Design. Photo: Courtesy of Bonnie Turtur

Photo: Courtesy of Bonnie Turtur

Madeline Gardner

This past Sunday, Madeline Gardner unveiled her Spring 2017 bridal collection, called “Dress Come True.”

The collection is inspired by dreams, which anyone can see in the floaty fabrics and feminine, flouncy silhouettes. The dresses are made of sparkling tulle and crystals that evoke a fantastical feeling to them. Each dress is intricate, and feels like a traditional design with a modern twist.

Gardner says she chose these embroideries, beading and laces to make each gown more romantic. “The detail and dimension of this collection are unique to anything I’ve done in the past.”

Erin Cole Design. Photo: Courtesy of Coded Agency (PR)


Photo: Courtesy of Coded Agency (PR)

Erin Cole

After 20 years in California, Couture designer Erin Cole brought her fresh femininity to the East Coast to premier her Fall bridal show last weekend.

Her collection has an ethereal feel and is full of lace, light flowing fabrics and soft colors. The delicate materials contrast with the modern elements of off-the-shoulder necklines, deep bust lines and low backs.

Cole says, “Each piece in my premier collection is created with true artistic clarity, brilliant design, and is inspired by the modern woman of today.”

Isabelle Armstrong Design. Photo: Courtesy of Randy Brooke

Photo: Courtesy of Randy Brooke

Isabelle Armstrong

Isabelle Armstrong’s new Fall/Winter collection, presented last Friday at Venue57, is a new direction for the brand.

Their previous collections were more focused on classic, romantic designs. With help from the new CEO & Creative Director, Remy Quinones, the brand is progressing, while keeping their signature detail-oriented, high-quality pieces.

As noted by the brand: “This fresh, renewed spirit is a breath of fresh air, informed by a modern sensibility and a timeless, sophisticated sentiment.”

The collection presents a juxtaposition between the bold and the soft.

Each of the 26 gowns is hand-crafted from delicate silks, laces and embroideries. The designers hope the dresses inspire the women who wear them as they walk down the aisle.

Even though the weather is getting colder, we can’t help but start planning for spring weddings! Devastated that missed the Bridal Show this weekend? Here are some more wedding trends and photos from the week to look for in 2017.

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