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New York Bridal Fashion Week October 2016

New York Bridal Fashion Week October 2016

It’s hard to believe New York Bridal Fashion Week has already come and gone! We had such an amazing time meeting with all our talented designers and getting a behind the scenes look at their Fall 2017 Collections.  

This blog includes inspiration and key takeaways from the collections as well as a few of our favorite gowns from each. We're certain you will fall in love like we did with all the brillant designs, styles, and silhouette options for Fall 2017 Brides.


Vera Wang’s Fall 2017 Collection may have been inspired by 17th Century Verona, Italy, but it is definitely fit for a 21st Century Cinderella.  When speaking about her collection the designer explains, “I felt it was time we make a fashion statement with silhouette, architecture, and a bit of a pomp and circumstance.”  Through adding a modern twist to historic trends and styles Vera does just this.  Our favorites of these contemporary accents include off the shoulder, draped sleeves, which provide an optional way brides can add new volume and flair to their gown, as well as never before seen macramé lace work that reminded us of the intricate stained glass work in a medieval castle. This collection truly embodies the innocence and romance shared between all star-crossed lovers. 

Viviana: Light ivory silk faille plunging V-neck gown with draped skirt and sleeves and jeweled belt detail

VIVIANA: Light ivory silk faille plunging V-neck gown with draped skirt and sleeves and jeweled belt detail


EVELINA: Light ivory silk faille strapless A-line gown with fringed silk organza flange technique accented by beaded crystal and pearl buildup and hand-knotted ribbon


GALILEA: Light ivory halter neck A-line macramé lace gown with sheer French tulle back


With non-contemporary colors and full, feathered skirts, Rita Vinieris was not afraid to push the boundaries on her signature feminine style.  The Rivini Fall 2017 Collection was everything we hoped for from the designer in terms of high-end luxury and elegance, and it exceeded our expectations in its use of texture and layering to bring an edgier feel that all fashion-forward brides will love.  The designer’s eye for detail was showcased through the collection’s incredible beadwork, and we were obsessed with her choice to layer the beading with the unlined lacework that was uniquely featured on many of the gown’s bodices. Rita Vinieris truly pulled out all the stops and once again did not fail to disappoint.   

FOREVER: a froth of layered pleated tulle ball gown with a translucent deep v-neck draped tulle bodice


KISS: rose beaded ball gown with deep v-neck and short cold shoulder sleeves


XOXO: beaded bodice with high slit layered tissue organza ball skirt wedding dress 


Only featuring seven gowns Carolina Herrera’s Fall 2017 collection may have been of limited breadth, but there was no denying it was nothing short of stunning.  The designer’s most recent collection was made in homage to the first gown she ever created and sent down a runway 35 years ago.  The focal point of the collection was an anniversary dress featuring a bodice made up of exposed boning and a full skirt draped with silk faille.  It offered a softer counterpart to the denim dress that opened her Spring 2017 Ready-to-Wear Collection.  Another one of our favorite looks was a strapless silk Mikado gown that perfectly elongates one’s figure through the inclusion of a trumpet skirt and a tasteful cutout right below the bust. Both simple and regal, Carolina Herrera aims to please the minimalist bride of today.    

ELISABETH: Silk Faille 35th Anniversary ball gown 


EMILIE: Italian Alencon lace long sleeve trumpet gown    


ELAINA: Silk Mikado trumpet gown with shear cut outs   


We were truly enchanted by Reem Acra’s Fall 2017 Collection as she let us back into her secret garden and revealed to us gowns that were so ethereal they came across as though they were floating down the runway.  The designer’s signature embroidery and lace was not only found sewn into the bodice and sleeves of her gowns, but also cascading down the length of many of the fuller skirts.  Other delicate details that brought the dresses to life included small bows and subtle sparkles, and we loved how the collection was a well-rounded mix of ball gowns and formfitting silhouettes.  

TAYLOR: Re-embroidered lace strapless ball gown with peplum overlay


ANOUK: Off-shoulder brocade ballgown with peplum and crystal detail


PENELOPE: Sik double georgette off-shoulder embroidered gown


Who can say no to a little extra sparkle?  All of the gowns featured above would look amazing with an additional piece from Eric Cole.  The designer brought if from dramatic hairpieces to beautiful belts all that have been crafted with the finest crystals thanks to the designer’s relationship with the Swarovski brand.  Not to mention our brides have been asking for pearls, and Erin Cole presented us with beautiful pairs that will be coming soon to b.Hughes bridal.



CHEERS to another amazing New York Bridal Fashion Week. Share this recap with your friends and comment which looks are your favorite! We love sharing our bridal experieces wtih you and love when you pass them along.

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