Bridal Runway Fashion: Spring/Summer 2015

Spring is the quiet awakening from slumber, the peeking of flowers from soil, the soft caress of sunbeams bouncing on your shoulder blades. Spring symbolises new life- and what better time to get hitched than in spring as you begin a new life with your other half? Singapore might be blessed (or not) with summer heat all year round but that should not stop you from embracing the exuberance of spring. We picked out some bridal runway fashion trends in the Spring/Summer 2015 collection. From Monique Lhuillier, to Marchesa, you’re sure to stay in style with a gown that fully captures the essence of spring.

 

Monique Lhuillier

(Based in Los Angeles, California)

Photo Courtesy: Monique Lhuillier

Trends Spotted:

Mint: Bidding last season’s shade of ‘blush/coral’ farewell, Lhuilier expands its palette, embracing a mint, slightly reminiscent of the Tiffany and co. boxes. The cooler tone is refreshing, and complements the spirit of spring, new life, and revitalisation.

Tulle: The playfulness and layers of the tulle skirt lends some sort of youth and volume to the overall look, from a single layer to billowing skirts, choose the fabric of this season, you can never go wrong with tulle.

 

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“Sylvie”
Blush tulle cowl neck slip gown with lace appliques.

 

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“Oceana”
Strapless mint tulle ball gown wedding dress
with a sweetheart neckline, draped bodice, and tiered skirt.

 

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“Emmeline”
Sleeveless embroidered tulle trumpet wedding dress
with a sweetheart neckline and spaghetti straps.

 

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“Fabienne”
Long sleeve embellished sheath wedding dress
with a front slit, tulle overskirt, and keyhole illusion neckline,
ivory satin sandal with side dart and crystal detail .

 

Oscar de la Renta

(Based in New York)

Photo Courtesy: Oscar de la Renta

 

Trends Spotted:

Beach Chic
After spring comes summer, and de la Renta is seen to be veering towards a more tropical and vacation-inspired outlook. As beach weddings are slowly inching their way to be trendy, this collection appears at the most pivotal moment. The peekaboo lace and lightness of cotton make airy and fun yet functional outfits- perfect for the free-spirited summer bride.

Off Shoulder
The elegant, oh-so romantic neckline has remained a go-to style for many brides. It is effortlessly graceful and feminine, showing off the slender neckline. The nuptial classic takes on a slimmer ‘sleeve’, sloping off-the shoulder in a flattering manner. de la Renta balances the gentleness of the top with volume and movement as the gown finishes with tulle layers or the alternative, a ball gown.

 

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White off-the-shoulder tulle A-line gown
with taffeta origami embroidery, white tulle veil with scallop pearl detail,
crystal vine headband, silver and crystal ring, white point
d’esprit Daryl sandal

 

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White off shoulder silk faille ball gown with taffeta
origami embroidery, corded lace details , crystal and white
pearl earrings, ivory satin Desi sandal

 

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White cotton eyelet bikini, white cotton eyelet pareo

 

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White cotton batiste A-line gown with cotton eyelet
embroidered trim, scoop neckline and short sleeves.

 

Amsale Aberra

(Based in New York)

Photo Courtesy: Amsale Aberra

Trends Spotted:

 

Minimalist
Lace and tulle may persist as an enduring preferred choice for wedding gowns, but sometimes, less is more. Amsale traded exquisite fabrics (tulle and lace) for soft, smooth layers, think silk, satin. Gone are the embellishments of fussy lace and impractical volume, the sleek and modern trend gives brides a chance to play up the minimalist look. The overall understated look does not translate to dull however, subtle details such as bow belts add a romantic touch to the gown.

Illusion high neckline
Brides who may crave for a bolder neckline without compromising on the security of coverage may opt for the illusion neckline. With a whisper of fabric skimming across the neck, it provides a modest, sophisticated coverage. Sheer necklines come in a variety, from lace to embellishments, however Amsale plays on a barely visible neckline, ideal for the fashionable modern bride.

 

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Sleeveless heavy crepe sheath wedding dress with a deep scoop neckline.

 

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Faile De Soie, scoop neck fit to flare gown.

 

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Bias cut silk chiffon sheath wedding dress
with an illusion high neckline with crystal hand-beading on bodice
and beaded border beatuex train and silk flower details on the back.

 

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Sleeveless crepe slim mermaid wedding dress
with an illusion high neckline, and sheer back
with covered buttons from neckline to hem.

 

Caroline Herrera

(Based in New York)

Photo Courtesy: Carolina Herrera

 

Trends Spotted:

Capes
Capes are not only restricted for Superhero usage. Make a dramatic entrance with something more tradional and unique than a veil. Capes and capelets make the best, most convertible alternative. They provide a stylish manner for a delicate neckline during the wedding ceremony. Capes do not merely serve aesthetic purposes but religious ones too, they also come with the flexibility for the bride to detach that extra layer after a religious ceremony for the wedding reception.

Deep V neck
With the rising trend of high-necks, collars and illusion necklines, why not do the exact opposite and take the plunge? The deep V-neck serves as an illusion too, by drawing the eye downwards, elongating the bride’s figure, providing a slimming effect. The architectural sharp shape that the deep V-neck takes on creates drama to a softer, less ostentatious gown. Paired with lace and intricate tailor ship, Herrera makes the deep V-neck a tasteful option.

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“Carolina”
Strapless ivory silk georgette sheath column gown
with a sweetheart neckline and Chantilly lace cape.

 

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“Claudette”
Ivory long sleeve lace A-line wedding dress
with a plunging v-neckline, with tulle veil.

 

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“Cassidy”
Ivory silk chiffon sheath wedding dress
with a deep v-neckline, embroidered cap sleeves,
and a front slit with waist detail.

 

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“Chloe”
Sleeveless tulle and silk georgette ball gown
wedding dress with a deep v-neckline and draped silk taffeta waist.

 

Marchesa

(Based in New York)

Photo Courtesy: Marchesa

 

Trends Spotted:

Collars
Just when you think that the neckline cannot climb any higher, the collar sneaks onto the runway, making it an extension of the bridal gown. Of course these are not the ones on your regular polo T-shirt but well-crafted lace additions, elevating the gown with a touch of poise. The collar presents an option for traditional brides or even a suitable choice for religious ceremonies. Marchesa takes on the collar, giving the modern gown a regal twist. Look like royalty and feel like royalty with a collar-neckline.

Lace sleeves
More fabric gives more opportunity for creative expression and the versatility of lace sleeves can give your overall look of the gown a different feel altogether. Be it modest and conservative, to playful and dreamy to avant-garde and contemporary, lace sleeves are timeless. You don’t have to bare for attention, just to make a solid style statement.

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Knee-length chantilly lace sheath wedding dress with an illusion
high neckline and three-quarter length sleeves.

 

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Fully embroidered corded lace mermaid wedding dress
with a bateau neckline and elbow-length sleeves

 

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Chantilly lace ball gown wedding dress
with a silk faille skirt, embroidered high-neck bodice,
and short sleeves

 

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Corded lace tea-length A-line wedding dress
with three-quarter length sleeves and a silk gauze skirt

From the regal, (collars, lace sleeves, collars) to the completely minimalist and forward-thinking beach wear inspired gowns, there is a trend that seems to be tailor made exclusively to your preferences. Play with varying necklines, dapple in laces and tulle, silk and satin- we hope this inspires you to celebrate the vitality of spring with your own personal touch with a gown for the biggest day of your life.

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