Photo: Thomas Iannaccone; John Aquino; George Chinsee; John Aquino
Bridal Fashion Week kicked off in New York City! Designers like Monique Lhuillier, Marchesa, Reem Acra, Carolina Herrera, Amsale, and more will debut their latest wedding dress collections, and Brides Fashion Director Rachel Leonard will be in the front row for every single show. As part of an ongoing fashion week series, Rachel will spotlight her favorite looks from the day to give our readers insider access to the wedding world's most gorgeous gowns. Reem Acra, Claire Pettibone, Monique Lhuillier, and Naeem Khan were some of the standout shows from day two. Here are Rachel's favorite looks from each collection.
Reem Acra (far left): The latest collection from Reem Acra, called "Let There Be Light," focused on highlighting popular bridal trends, like crop tops (seen here), pops of color, and metallic details. This stunning silhouette feels so modern, but still inherently bridal thanks to the touches of lace.
Claire Pettibone (left, center): Gorgeous embroidered lace and boho-styles ruled on Claire Pettibone's bridal runway. We love this sky blue gown, complete with sheer long sleeves, and the perfect addition of metallic details.
Monique Lhuillier (right, center): As always, Monique Lhuillier's newest collection put a huge emphasis on soft, romantic styles. But this two-piece wedding dress is fit for the bride-to-be that loves a little bit of edge mixed into her classic aesthetic.
Naeem Khan (far right): Although Naeem Khan is known for show-stopping wedding dresses, the popular bridal designer also has a way with less conventional styles. Case in point: this ultra-chic two-piece lace ensemble. The sleeveless top and tailored trouser are perfect for the modern bride on her wedding day or at her bridal shower, rehearsal dinner, or reception.