You always know a Douglas Hannant bride when you seen her. She projects a sophisticated alternative to the ball-gown-wearing, tiara-toting princess brides of popularity, choosing instead to don forward-thinking shapes and eclectic details. For Spring 2013, she will take her cues from floral inspirations interpreted—the designer is careful to point out—"with a light hand."
Hannant's handiwork in this gown recalls the beginnings of a blue trend last from season, when Claire Pettibone and Romona Keveza sent cool-toned gowns down the runway. Will Hannant's blue floral lace creation usher in a bigger, bolder demand for bridal blue? If the old adage is being invoked, the trend certainly would be "something new."
Stay tuned for full Fashion Week coverage starting April 11, and see how last season's sketches translated into real-life runway creations.
—Phillip B. Crook