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. Angel Sanchez, Houghton, Delphine Manivet, and Theia were some of the standout shows on day one. Here are Rachel's favorite looks from each collection. *
Angel Sanchez (Above, left): This gorgeous ball gown wedding dress stood out not only for its illusion lace details, but for the unique take on the twisted bodice. Like the rest of Sanchez's collection, this look demonstrates how to turn a classic style into something entirely fresh and contemporary.
Theia (Above, right): With Mongolian-inspired styles, Theia's latest collection is the epitome of winter chic. Filled with cable knits, cashmere, and cozy separates, this collection is ripe for cold-weather nuptials.
Photos: John Aquino
Delphine Manivet (Above, left): The entire '70-chic collection is filled with plenty of capes, boho-inspired styles, and simple yet gorgeous looks for the boho bride including this delicate sheath topped off with a statement hat.
Houghton (Above, right): Like Delphine Manivet, Houghton brought us back to the '70s with cool-girl bridal looks. Case in point: This fluttering pink sheath, paired with a motorcycle jacket.