Little White Dress Bridal Shop had the pleasure of attending the Jenny Packham 2015 Bridal Collection runway show in New York City during Bridal Fashion Week this month. As usual, Jenny Packham’s collection is absolutely spectacular, with beaded creations, romantic silhouettes, and impeccable detailing. The buzz of Bridal Fashion Week was how Jenny Packham started and ended the show with two beautiful, curvy models.
Jenny Packham, based in London and favorite designer of the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, says that the 2015 Bridal Collection “is inspired by photographs of British society photographer, Madame Yevonde. In the 1930′s, the dawn of colour photography, Yevonde created a series of portraits of society ladies dressed in classical costumes, known as ‘The Goddesses.’ Her stylised images of mythological heroines – Helen of Troy, Persephone, Venus – captured an ancient world of antiquity, within a modern and hauntingly beautiful treatment.”
“The colours Madame Yevonde used; soft, tonal, always romantic, and the feminine way she played with light and colour to create a hazy, neoclassical ambiance, directly influence the design and palate of this season’s collection.”
“Soft buttermilks, champagnes and warm blush caramel tones in sumptuous silk chiffon and ethereal tulle compliment traditional classical ivory. Celestial capes, whimsical tiered hemlines and exquisite veils add a romantic, mythical affection to the collection whilst delicate French lace is adorned with signature beading and twinkling crystals in an array of molten golds, antique metallic silvers and rich alabasters.”
A selection of these breathtaking gowns will be available at Little White Dress Bridal Shop in Denver starting this fall. Enjoy the complete Jenny Packham 2015 Bridal Collection!
Just back from viewing the new collections in London and New York, the team at Little White Dress Bridal Shop in Denver is excited to share all the latest trends straight from the runways and showrooms of the world’s top bridal designers! Selections from these stunning collections will be available at Little White Dress starting this fall, just in time for brides getting married in spring and summer of 2015. In the meantime, enjoy our top picks for Little White Dress brides from this season’s collections!
Left to right: Reem Acra, RIVINI, So Sassi by Sassi Holford
In London and New York we saw several iterations of lace shown with a nude-colored underlay. We love this look – a bit edgy, a bit classic, and it makes that gorgeous lace pop! Accentuated with luxe details like beading, subtle cut-outs, and flattering silhouettes, this traditional fabric is anything but boring as we saw it this season. We were smitten by the nude lace gowns shown by Reem Acra, RIVINI, and So Sassi by Sassi Holford.
Reem Acra, RIVINI, and Jenny Packham
Maria Elena Headpieces
A new take on nature-inspired themes, the leaf motif was all over the runways for Spring 2015, including on gowns by Reem Acra, RIVINI, and Jenny Packham. In metallic silvers and golds, these leaves put the glamour in the typically feminine floral patterns we’ve seen in bridal fashion for many years. The leaf motif is a brilliant way to bring the beauty of nature into what you wear on your wedding day. If this trend is a little too much for your own wedding dress, we love the idea of bringing the leaf trend to your accessories. Delicate leaf patterns were displayed on accessories by Maria Elena Headpieces and Paris by Debra Moreland.
Light as Air
Dreaming of a comfortable wedding dress that doesn’t forgo style? We were excited to see light, flowy, make-you-want-to-twirl gowns from Jenny Packham, Reem Acra, and Charlie Brear. In luscious silk crepes, chiffons, and tulles, these light as air dresses are just as flattering as they are luxurious. And an added bonus – with minimal embellishments, they’re available at very sensible prices.
Liancarlo, RIVINI, Liancarlo
If you look closely, you’ll see that these laces are layered under chiffon, beading, or another style of lace. The layered lace we saw from several designers, including Liancarlo and RIVINI, adds beautiful dimension and intricacy to wedding gowns for that added touch of uniqueness. Perfect for brides who are understated and classic yet wouldn’t dream of having the same thing as everyone else.
Charlie Brear, Sassi Holford, Jenny Packham
From subtle to show-stopping, all-over sequins were on wedding dresses this season by designers Charlie Brear, Sassi Holford, and Jenny Packham. Different from the large-motif beading and embellishments that are still also popular, these shimmering sparkles add a whole lot of glamour and illuminate a glowing bride.
Linear and Lattice Design
Jenny Packham, Naeem Khan, RIVINI
We noticed several versions of linear and lattice design, whether in intricate detail or on larger patterns that work like contouring for the body. (We’ve all heard that stripes are slimming, right?) The best versions we saw, by Jenny Packham, Naeem Khan, and RIVINI, show impeccable craftsmanship with beading, embroidery, and even leather ribbons.
Illusion and Low Back Details
It’s no surprise that the illusion and low back trends continue to be popular in the bridal fashion world. In fact, nearly every designer is showing a selection of gowns with either one or both of these details. And brides continue to love it! This season some of the prettiest and most unique versions we saw of these trends were by Liancarlo, RIVINI, and Reem Acra.
Fashion for All Figures
We must admit, our favorite trend this season was Jenny Packham‘s genius decision to present her new collection on women in a variety shapes and sizes. We hope that more designers will do the same in the future. We always pick our gowns with our many types of brides in mind, and we’ve always known that Jenny Packham gowns look fabulous on women with curves. Now the whole world knows it too! Her beautiful, curvy models were truly the talk of Bridal Fashion Week.
Which trends do you love and which would you leave behind? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!
Did you watch the Oscars last night? The awards themselves were surprisingly good this year, but we admit that our favorite part is always the red carpet fashion. We love spotting celebs in designers we carry at Little White Dress Bridal Shop! This year we saw quite a few gorgeous ladies in Jenny Packham and Reem Acra, two designers available exclusively in Colorado at Little White Dress.
In Jenny Packham: Julie Delpy, Leslie Mann, Elizabeth Banks, and again Julie Delpy
All in Reem Acra: Idina Menzel (performing at the Oscars), Christin Milioti, Bette Midler, and Jenna Dewan Tatum
Many of these beautiful gowns are available in bridal versions. (Can you imagine how stunning Jenna Dewan Tatum’s gown would be on a bride?!)
Some other favorites on our best dressed list include these spectacular celebs:
Cate Blanchett in Armani Prive, Lupita Nyong’o in Prada, Angelina Jolie in Elie Saab, and Kate Hudson in Versace
Meet the gorgeous ‘Devotion’ collection by Matthew Christopher Couture Wedding Gowns. Says Matthew, a favorite designer of Colorado brides, “Devotion is what keeps me going in this business. Devotion keeps my pencil on the paper, pushes me to create the perfect silhouette and allows me to delight in you, the bride.“
The team from Little White Dress Bridal Shop in Denver enjoyed front row seats to see the presentation of Matthew Christopher’s new collection at New York Bridal Fashion Week. We were delighted to see unexpected touches, such as a dramatic yet light full-length lace jacket, glamorous gold detailing, and two gowns in the softest blue. We know our brides will love these ultra flattering gowns!
The Victoria gown
The Mikado gown
The Downton gown
The Downton gown (back)
The Satine gown
The Monroe gown
The Rose gown
The Tiger Lily gown
The Amelie gown – with jacket
The Amelie gown – with coverlet
The Juliet gown
The Vivian gown
The Violet gown
The Natalya gown
The Reese gown
The Roxie (Dress) & Velma (Skirt)
The Ginger gown
Tell us which gown from Matthew Christopher’s new Devotion collection is your favorite!