Bridal Fashion Week kicked off in New York City! Designers like Marchesa, Oscar de la Renta, Jenny Packham, Amsale, Monique Lhuiller, and more will debut their brand new wedding dress collections, and Brides Fashion Director Rachel Leonard will be catching every single show. As part of an ongoing fashion week series, Rachel will spotlight her favorite looks from the day to give our readers front-row access to the wedding world's most gorgeous gowns. So stay tuned for our daily coverage!
Day Two: Monique Lhuillier, Rivini, Oscar de la Renta, Oleg Cassini, Carolina Herrera, Marchesa, and Jenny Packham were some of the standout shows from yesterday. Here, Rachel's favorite looks from each collection.
Photo: John Aquino and Steve Eichnere
Monique Lhuillier: You can always count on Monique to send utterly romantic dresses down the runway, but she took the dream factor up a notch with this season. "Her dresses were ethereal, beautiful, and light as air," our fashion director says. Rachel especially loved this pale-green dress, which she dubbed, "mint magic."
Photo: Rachel Leonard
Oscar de la Renta: Timeless silhouettes were updated with modern detailing in Oscar's latest collection. "This gown is classically beautiful from the front, but it also has an unexpected dramatic back," Rachel says.
Photo: John Aquino
Rivini: Along with lots of gorgeous beading, the designer also showed this lace dress fit for a boho bride. "I love the kimono sleeves," she says.
Photo: Thomas Iannaccone
Oleg Cassini: Tying the knot at a classic ballroom celebration? You'll love Oleg's gowns. "This dress in particular is so opulent," Rachel says. "It would be perfect for a black-tie wedding."
Photo: Robert Mitra
Jenny Packham: Inspired by the work of 1930's British society photographer, Madame Yevonde, Packham designed whimsical dresses in buttermilks, champagnes, and warm blush caramel tones. This flowing gown with sparkly cap-sleeves and an equally beaded bodice stood out to Rachel. "It's so effortlessly glamorous," she says.
Photo: Robert Mitra
Marchesa: "I love the lace sleeves," Rachel says of this romantic gown. Plus, the flouncy hemline makes for a dramatic walk down the aisle.
Carolina Herrera: Rachel notes the "softness" of Herrera's entire bridal collection. The designer layered lace and tulle to create "graceful" silhouettes, like the one pictured above. (Click here to see the gown's equally stunning back!)
Stay tuned all week for Rachel's favorite Bridal Fashion Week looks and click here to see more brand new designer wedding dresses!