The week of October 9th marked New York's semi-annual bridal fashion week, where collections from designers across the globe debuted for the upcoming Fall/Winter 2024 season. If there's one thing that sticks out from this year's designs, it is that the world of bridal truly has no boundaries. Collections across the runways were a vision of individuality and personality, featuring everything from traditional ball gown looks to cutting-edge late-night looks. The world of bridal is expansive, and this year's looks brought two-piece ensembles and jumpsuits into the spotlight. Another standout from this year was the opulent accessorization of bridal looks, which brought all kinds of veils, capes and sleeves into the mix, many with customizable and detachable options. The modern bride brings style to the entire wedding planning process; from rehearsal dinners to bachelorette weekends to second looks on the wedding day, this year's designs showcase every aspect of the bridal experience. We've rounded up some of our favorite trends from the week that showed up across collections and designers.
Above image featuring Julie Vino Haute Couture.
1. Floral Fantasy — A common thread in many of the collections from last week's shows was inspiration pulled from the natural and the organic. Esé Azénabor's "Blossom" collection was a couture dream featuring delightfully extravagant looks inspired by shapes and textures of florals in bloom. Other designs across the week brought dainty lace and floral embellishments to the forefront. Dana Harel's collection "Poppies" pulled inspiration from Claude Monet's painting "The Poppy Field," and 3D floral motifs and expansive textures were a standout.