Another New York Fashion Week has come and gone, and we're feeling especially bridal about this one. Maybe it's the looming Valentine's Day, or maybe designers were just feeling nostalgic for love stories of by-gone eras, but this season had an undeniable romance about it—and even a few brides on the runway.
Whatever your feelings about fashion week's existence, there's no denying that trends are often born here. So what trends can we expect to see trickle down to wedding dresses from the Fall 2020 runways? Let's start with the return of the undead. Rodarte's whole collection was an homage to the vampire, particularly Francis Ford Coppola's 1992 Dracula. The result was a slew of whispy ethereal gowns that called forth a return of Victorian gown dressing that we will definitely see for bridal. Zimmermann and Ulla Johnson took the trend and went full Victorian meets western with it.
Jewel tones were also a hit (see Prabal Gurung, Oscar de la Renta) and we can certainly see wedding gowns taking a more colorful turn in the coming seasons. Minimalism was alive and well courtesy of the ongoing 90s nostalgia mixed with a 1960s politician's wife vibe at Marc Jacobs, Carolina Herrera, and even Brandon Maxwell. And while wedding dresses were seen at many runways this season—including Tom Ford (who shows in L.A.), Brandon Maxwell, Carolina Herrera, and Rodarte to name just a few—there was a tragic romance element to those brides that makes for a spectacularly fashionable homage from the ready-to-wear world to bridal.
Ready to see the latest trends and most bridal dresses from New York Fashion Week? Keep scrolling for our favorite looks of the season.
More proof that Victorian vampires truly live forever this season, this time as seen on the Brock Collection runway.
Marc Jacobs closed out NYFW with a performative showcase that featured over models and dancers (including Miley Cyrus) moving around a mesmerized audience. Midst all the razzle dazzle and chaos was Jacobs's usual array of expertly designed frocks (nodding back to the 1960s and his own early collections of the 90s), including a wedding day-ready tea-length gown covered in ivory rosettes.