Designers brought something new and something old to the 2018 Bridal Fashion Week runway. The collections of Oscar de la Renta, Lela Rose, Marchesa and Sachin & Babi aired elegance and romance for both the traditional and modern bride.
Co-designers Fernando Garcia and Laura Kim paid tribute to the late Oscar de la Renta and his love for his gardens. The Spring 2018 collection featured floral-inspired prints created with lace, tulle, beading and embroidery. Among the timeless gowns was a feminine jumpsuit with a floral printed bustier.
The Lela Rose theme "Love is Love" brought a collection of strapless gowns, modern pantsuits, and conservative shawls. Designing beyond the traditional bride, designer Lela Rose said, "It's part of the changing rules of bridal".
The Marchesa collection brought something new adding hints of black detailing to the all-white collection: including a black velvet belt, hair bow, intricate chandelier earrings and a trailing ribbon choker that ran into the train of the gown.
The Sachin & Babi collection combined old elegance with modern sophistication. “It's a little Twiggy and a little mod, but there is a method to the madness", said designer Babi when discussing the duo's inspiration.