The HIGHLIGHTS from New York Bridal Fashion Week (Fall 2019)

08 Oct 2018

For fashion forward brides who want to stay ahead of the trends, New York Bridal Fashion Week was awash with inspiration for 2019 weddings and beyond

Image: Collin Pierson Photography 

All eyes were on the bride in New York last week with designers showcasing their latest collections and setting the trends for leading ladies across the globe at New York Bridal Fashion Week (Fall 2019).

Femininity has never been more celebrated than in these collections which celebrate each bride's strength of spirit and sense of style. From reinterpretations of classic shapes to daring designs for the fearless bride, the runways were filled with options in wedding dresses and outfits. We take a closer look at some of the collections previewed...

Gracy Accad

Drawing inspiration from the Greek muses - The Nine Goddesses, Gracy Accad's Fall 2019 collection celebrates female empowerment. Re-embroidered laces, frothy gowns featuring Italian tulle and silk taffeta add a sense of romance and reimagined feminism. 


Images: Dan Lecca

Inbal Dror

The Mediterranean Sea's "beaches, freedom and lightness" inspired Inbal Dror to create the 2019 Capri collection. Offering a diverse array of styles, the collection presents a daring element with thigh-high splits, plunging necklines and low backs. Illusion silhouettes and sheer fabrics also serve to celebrate the female form. 


Images: Anton Oparin (hair by Liz Rhodes for Spoke & Weal Salon, make-up by Samantha Agostino Makeup, headpieces by Keren Wolf, shoes by Something Bleu Shoes)


Always a showstopper, Berta Baliti presented not one, not two, but three new bridal collections. While 'MUSE by Berta' puts romance centre stage with soft shoulder details and hints of lace, 'Athens' breaks traditions in a sensational blend of tulle, silk, chiffon and illusion lace. The third collection, 'Privee', revisits Berta's roots with timeless shapes and the designer's signature breath-taking style.


Images: Collin Pierson Photography (hair by Naeeman LaFond for amika, make-up by Charlie Riddle for Stila Cosmetics, headpieces by Maria Elena, shoes by ShoeDazzle)

Rita Vinieris

With an emphasis on individuality and encouraging brides to be themselves, the Rita Vinieris Fall/Winter 2019 collection embraces the movements and finishes of luxurious silks, crepes, organidies and laces. Working in conjunction with Project Semicolon - a non-profit organisation dedicated to supporting those who struggle with mental illness, addiction and self-injury, a percentage of every Rita Vinieris piece sold during 2019 up to $25,000 will be donated directly to the project. 


Images: Mike Colon (hair by Jo-Michael Hall for Spoke & Weal), Fawn Monique for Aveda)

Ines Di Santo

Toying with colour, structure and embroidery, the Fairytale Collection from Ines Di Santo is inspired by the art of storytelling in Norweigan fairy tale, East of the Sun; West of the Moon. Ines Di Santo has also launched her first jewellery collection inspired by the Fairytale Collection, which features pavé stones, antique glass flowers and birds freed from their cages on a range of exquisite rings, earrings, bracelets and necklaces. Crystal-heeled shoes suppled by Baccarat.


Images: FirstView (hair by Peter Gray using Shu Uemura Art of Hair, make-up by Tia Hebron for Bobbi Brown Cosmetics, manicures by Deborah Lippmann)

Lee Petra Grebenau

Reinventing popular styles seen throughout 2018, Lee Petra Grebenau's latest collection offers gowns to satisfy various bridal styles. The designer comments: “The collection is a celebration of romance and femininity. I used several variations of lace, hand-embroidered details, extraordinary intricate beaded compositions and exquisite 3D flowers. I created a variety of leather belts that bring sophistication and add a little edge to complete each look.” 


Images: Dan Lecca (hair by TeamMC, make-up by TeamMcosta, shoes by Manolo Blahnik)

Savannah Miller

Ethereal fabrics meet tailored cuts in the Wild Horse Collection from Savannah Miller set against a palette of nude, gold, ivory and silver. Key pieces from the collection include Clara (pictured) - a blush gold and silver metallic spot-tulle A-line gown with transparent puff sleeves, and Nancy (also pictured) - a fitted soft ivory stretch crepe jumpsuit with a twisted halter neck and wide legged trouser.


Chantal Romano

Swarovski crystals, delicate beads and 3D embellishments provide intricate details which add plenty of interest to the Chantal Romano Fall 2019 Collection. Each gown exudes glamour and commands attention, with highlights including the futuristic Pocahontas, the empowering Wonder Woman, and the ultra feminine Melody (all pictured).


Images: Getty Images (hair and make-up by Marcelo Costa)

Galia Lahav

Introducing the latest bridal couture and bridal GALA collection from Galia Lahav, Alegria and GALA Collection No 7 remain true to the designer's signature of luxury dresses with exquisite details and sensual silhouettes. The Alegria collection draws inspiration from the romantic Latin culture of Portugal, while GALA Collection No 7 defines the real life fairytale bride.


GALA Collection No 7


Alegria Couture Collection

Images: Eyal Nevo (styling by Simon Elmalem, hair and make-up by Shay Haleli Ziv, model: Maria Lapikov)

Yumi Katsura

Entitled 'Nature's Symphony', Yumi Katsura's Fall 2019 bridal collection is inspired by the effect of a gentle breeze carrying a host of dancing leaves. Celebrating the diversity of nature's flora and fauna, organic textures meet tailored fabrications to deliver the most flattering fit. 


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