Reem Acra‘s latest bridal collection, Let There Be Light, is a tour of inspiring bridal fashion. From the crop tops that the press can’t stop talking about to the elegant and traditional ball gowns, there really is something in this collection for every bride. Little White Dress Bridal Shop in Denver had the privilege of attending the runway show during Bridal Fashion Week in New York. The detailed and gorgeous gowns were shown by models draped and adorned with cascading florals, and with buds, crystals, and pearls woven through their hair. The finale looks even included electronically illuminated lights in the models’ hair, lending literal meaning to the name of the collection.
Enjoy the Let There Be Light collection, as seen by Little White Dress!
Claire Pettibone‘s latest couture bridal collection, “Gothic Angel”, is inspired by gothic cathedrals and includes details like intricate laces, shimmering beadwork and sequins, and embroidery made to look like stained glass. Claire Pettibone said, “The iconic angel comes to life, not on the feathered wings of an imagined future, but here and now, as a powerful and beautiful woman welcoming us to Heaven on Earth.”
Little White Dress Bridal Shop had front row seats to the runway show, held at the romantic old world monastery-turned-luxury Highline Hotel, during Bridal Fashion Week in New York. From the metallic lace to the use of blues, blacks, and gold colors, the plunging backs, and sleeves resembling angel wings, a long list of details from this collection caught our attention. We say it every year and it’s always true – this was absolutely the best Claire Pettibone collection yet!
Another fun detail was that all the models wore Emmy London shoes during the runway show. Emmy shoes and Claire Pettibone gowns are truly the perfect complement to one another – as many brides who have seen Emmy shoes at Little White Dress could tell you!
A hand-picked selection of these striking gowns will be available at Little White Dress in Spring 2015, and the entire collection will be in store during our Claire Pettibone Trunk Show March 6th-8th, 2015 (it’s never too early to mark your calendar!). Until then, enjoy the complete Gothic Angel collection, as seen straight from the runway in New York!
Beautiful gift boxes greeted guests of the show
The old world cathedral-like setting fit the Gothic Angel collection perfectly
We’re just back in Denver after a whirlwind Bridal Fashion Week in New York, where bridal designers from around the world showed their new collections and where we at Little White Dress Bridal Shop picked out all the new gowns we’ll have in store next spring. We’ll be sharing lots more on our blog in the coming days, with in-depth coverage of all the fabulous runway shows and the latest collections. But for now we’re sharing a recap of our favorite gowns from Little White Dress’ lineup of talented designers.
We had hundreds and hundreds of gowns to choose from and we are so excited about the selection we’re bringing to our brides. Rather than choose gowns and accessories based on trends that may or may not stick around (Google “bridal crop top” for an example!), we are always focused on choosing the most stylish, timeless, and beautiful selection for all our brides – whether they’re getting married on the beach, ball room, or mountaintop, whether they’re traditional or more modern, and whether they have a $1,500 budget or a $15,000 budget.
With that – our top picks from Bridal Fashion Week!
Claire Pettibone’s Gothic Angel Collection
This gown from Claire Pettibone‘s stunning and unique Gothic Angel collection left our jaws on the floor. With shimmering metallic lace, the most delicate sleeves, and just the right amount of embellishment at the waist, it manages to be both romantic and modern, and unlike anything we’ve ever seen before. We knew we had to have this dress at Little White Dress!
Reem Acra’s Let There Be Light Collection
Light and silky fabric paired with cascading (and elongating) sequins: this Reem Acra gown put a big ol’ smile on our faces. Imagine dancing the night away in this dress! The slit is optional, so you can go show-stopping or more demure (as demure as a sequined bodice can get!).
Liancarlo’s Fall 2015 Bridal Collection
Who knew that macrame could be so romantic and modern? We’ve seen a lot of things, but we’d never seen macrame embroidery – until we saw this gorgeous dress by Liancarlo. In an ultra-flattering shape and with lots of incredible texture, we loved this one the moment she caught our eye.
Naeem Khan’s Winter Garden Collection
Leave it to Naeem Khan to have us in utter awe over every single gown in his new collection. When it came time to choose which ones to bring to Little White Dress, we couldn’t pass up this glamorous ball gown. With a silver beaded bodice and a skirt that is light as air, we can already picture this gown twirling in the ball rooms of Denver and the winter wonderlands of the mountains.
Anne Barge’s Fall 2015 Collection
For brides looking for a clean, unembellished dress that is anything but boring – the search is over: this Anne Barge gown is your dress. We have never, ever seen such a stunningly simple gown. Shown here with a removable belt, just imagine the accessorizing that could be done with this dress – or let the simplicity shine through with minimal jewelry and accessories. We still can’t decide which version we love more – classic ivory, or the palest blush shown here. Either way, you can’t go wrong with this gown!
Matthew Christopher’s Inspiration Collection
This Matthew Christopher gown was a no brainer for us. Romantic, unique, versatile, and just plain pretty, this dress is an updated version of one of our most popular gowns, Sofia by Matthew Christopher. We know this brand new beauty will be an even bigger hit with our brides!
Charlie Brear’s 2015 Collection
The softest lace, an easy fit, optional sleeves, and that instant It-girl factor. This Charlie Brear gown has Little White Dress Bride written all over it, in the most effortlessly beautiful way that is synonymous with Colorado brides.
Marchesa 2015 Bridal Collection
Our brides aren’t afraid of a little color, which is why we were smitten with this Marchesa gown in the loveliest shade of champagne. Since we can’t all be as sun-kissed as this model, we tested out the color against our paler skin (some may in fact call our skin color a shade of translucent), and it was just as flattering. We’re picturing this warm-hued gown against a cozy Colorado fall backdrop.
Sassi Holford’s 2015 Bridal Collection
Let us count the ways we love this dress by Sassi Holford: 1) Guipure lace has that vintage vibe without following any trend that screams vintage. 2) The V-back shows just enough skin without leaving you completely exposed. 3) The slight illusion with lining on the back extending a few inches below the lace. 4) The way the lace on the sleeve hangs in the prettiest way. We could go on… but let’s just say that we know our brides will love this dress as much as we do!
Lis Simon’s 2015 Collection
This voluminous, romantic, lace-bodice ball gown by Lis Simon is fantastic. When you hear that it retails for LESS than $2,000, it goes to a whole new level of amazing. Not every bride can (or wants to!) break the bank for her wedding dress, but that doesn’t mean she should sacrifice style and quality. That’s why we love that this gown is a whole lotta amazing dress for not a whole lotta money.
All of these gorgeous gowns and many more are coming to Little White Dress Bridal Shop in Denver in Spring 2015! Keep an eye here for more coverage of Bridal Fashion Week, including the complete collections from several of our designers and behind-the-scenes as we picked gowns and accessories for our brides!
Today we’re on the way to New York City for the bi-annual bridal fashion extravaganza known in the industry as Bridal Market! It’s where designers present their new collections to the press and to salons from around the country and world (like us!) with glittering runway shows and glamorous parties. It’s a tough job, but someone has to do it, right? ;)
It’s also where we choose which gowns will be arriving at Little White Dress next year. We know our beautiful and stylish brides well – and we’re always looking out for what our brides want, in a variety of price points, materials, and styles. Luckily for us, the designers we carry at Little White Dress are the most talented in the industry and always give us an incredible selection to choose from!
Follow along on our Facebook,Twitter, and Instagram for a look at Bridal Fashion Week as it’s happening, including all the latest trends we’re seeing, the most fabulous gowns on the runways, and lots more!
In the meantime, here’s a quick glimpse of Bridal Fashion Week in 2013!
The stunning Naeem Khan presentation
Claire Pettibone’s shows are always romantic and dreamy!
Bridal Fashion Week isn’t just about the gowns – we get to pick our our new accessories too!
Fashion-forward, feminine, and sophisticated – RIVINI’s shows never disappoint!
Picking out our new Jenny Packham gowns is like being a kid in a candy shop!
Bridal Market is always capped off by the most fabulous parties, including The Knot Gala, held annually at the spectacular New York Public Library
Image via Love My Dress of the Ennis pumps by Freya Rose
Renowned internationally for her intricate detailing and innovative approach to couture shoe design, Freya Rose is one of the UK’s leading shoe couturiers. Her inherent use of bejeweled and opulent embroidered designs relates to her childhood. Born into a family of fine jewelers, she was consistently surrounded by and exposed to creative artistic references and inspiration. Growing up immersed in the art of fine jewellery making through the observation of the highest levels of craftsmanship, luxury and quality became an integral part of Freya Rose’s design philosophy. After graduating with a First Class Honors Degree from the globally renowned London College of Fashion, Freya went on to hone and perfect her design skills while working for high-end designers.
Freya Rose, designer of Freya Rose London shoes
The Freya Rose signature is synonymous with luxurious and bejeweled glamour, inspired particularly by the fine jewellery of the Art Deco, Orientalism and French Bohemian eras. Having spent years traveling the world in search of the finest levels of craftsmanship in ethical environments, she sources only the most unique, delicate and luxurious materials and components. Freya Rose creates inspirational embroidery and perfected lines through the application of the highest levels of specialist technique in her London studio.
image via Style Me Pretty
Lustrous fresh water pearls, Swarovski crystal and shimmering Mother of Pearl heels are all components key to the brand’s core essence. Shoe lines without leather linings give delicate transparency and allows Freya to customize her ethereal designs with a bespoke hand-embroidery service, creating one-off designs for the most discerning women seeking investment pieces with longevity. A multitude of industry awards from the most reputable publications are representative of the caliber of Freya Rose’s timeless designs and her ever-growing popularity amongst press and world-renowned stores.
The Caira shoes, with Freya Rose’s signature Mother of Pearl mosaic heel