New York Bridal FashionWeek

The 2018 Fragile Couture Collection from Pnina Tornai was a spectacular display conveying the combination of fragility and strength of the unbreakable . The runway show, presented by Kleinfeld during New York Bridal Market, ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​embodied sensuality, confidence, and unapologetic silhouettes with each exquisite dress. New fabrics made its debut with unique embroideries and laces, pickups, cutouts, extravagant ball gowns, and body-enhancing with the option of what the designer has coined, "surprise skirts". These skirts can turn any fitted dress into a breathtaking ball gown for the bride who is a princess at heart.


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For his runway presentation of the 2018 Collection at Kleinfeld, designer Dennis Basso focused on the international bride. A diverse collection that appeals to the many tastes of the modern day woman, each design stands on its own to convey an individual style and personality. Chiffon, Duchess satin, organza, and tulle were used along with lace, embroidery, and beaded accents for added detail to each design.


Monique Lhuillier debuted her Fall 2018 Bridal collection at New York Bridal Fashion Week with a modern approach to traditional, majestic silhouettes with unexpected fashion-forward options. Delicate laces, flowy tulle, and structured duchess satins are constructed with sleek, razor-sharp tailoring and unexpected transitions. Ethereal, chic, and understated, the latest collection from Monique Lhuillier is the ultimate in sophistication for the timeless bride. 

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Antonio Gual debuted his Fall 2018 bridal collection during New York Bridal Market with a delicate touch of sophistication and romance for the modern day woman. Available at Wedding Atelier, the designer's gowns offer a variety of silhouettes, utilizing silk organza, silk taffeta, crepe, and ruched tulle. Fine hints of embroidery and pearl add dimension to the collection's detail. Appealing to every sense, the collection is wholesome in its femininity, and exudes ethereal and timeless beauty.


With nearly a quarter of a century of success in the industry, it was a natural progression for Mark Zunino to expand into the bridal space with an eponymous collection for Spring 2018. He drew inspiration from his international travels combined with his experience of working with women from all around the world and in Hollywood. “The Mark Zunino bride is forward-thinking and independent. She embodies femininity by being bold and outspoken but combines it with a touch of delicacy,” stated Mark Zunino, CEO and Designer. “From country to country the message seemed clear. The modern bride dreams for unique fabrications that form well on every silhouette and marries a timeless tradition with progressive sensuality.”


For the Galia Lahav Fall 2018 Collection, the desire to imagine the intangible of the five senses, ‘envisioning the invisible’, challenged them to delve deeper into the world of scents, rhythm, and melody, to create the perfect fragrance and sound to life.


Delicate morning dew set against the hazy sunset, moments of timeless beauty induce emotions and fond memories of the past. These emotions give way to feather light textures, dripping florals and romantic drapery. Engineered 3D corded lace is crafted with ethereal Chantilly underlays. Silhouettes take new form as ball gowns transform into cocktails. Contemporary bridal separates including detachable overskirts, hand-crafted corsages and an embroidered Opera coat. Heirloom details combined with modern silhouettes and veiled layers, Marchesa Bridal Fall 2018 reminisces on earlier times, while also looking to the future.


"INSPIRED by the multifaceted modern woman and her versatile nature in today's world, the silhouettes this season are new and diverse with a relaxed, yet sensual couture ease. A mix of luxurious modern fabrications either lightly skim or effortlessly sculpt the body with active wear accents. The simplicity, gentle grandeur and fluidity allows women to express their individuality in a new-relaxed, contemporary celebration of love."

Rita Vinieris

The new Atelier Pronovias 2018 Collection is defined by the concept of a wish. Taking inspiration from dreams

and desires, with water as the main element, this collection highlights the magical movement of waves, the fluidity

of currents and the sparkle of water droplets in exquisite models designed to enhance the bride’s femininity.

Thread embroidery, the star of this collection, is a testament to the atelier’s firm commitment to a thoughtful

combination of materials and fabrics. Silk gauze, organza and Mikado add volume, while crepe and soft satin

outline the bride’s figure, which is set off by the French lace that is a hallmark of the atelier’s dresses.

The new looks are a fresh take on volume, a highlight in this collection, with innovative designs that lighten up

patterns and reinvent silhouettes such as the flared line, designed to emphasize the bride’s curves and bring

more movement and fluidity to the skirt. The envelope was pushed this season to give brides endless possibilities

to play up their figures.

This year’s brides will sparkle more than ever with white gemstone embroidery that gives the collection a very

sophisticated touch. Sensational jeweled dresses add a special glimmer to the designs and are combined with

sleeve and neckline appliqués, creating a magical effect reminiscent of falling water, another distinguishing

feature this season.


The Anne Barge Fall/Winter 2018 collection is an interpretation of nature’s midnight garden. An escape into a fanciful garden that inspires all things feminine - a delicate tracery of ribbons and bows, a whisper of pink, dreamy layers of floral lace. Hair and makeup are kept sleek and simple, with smooth, swept back ponytails held by a ribbon and a darker lip for a nineties accent. Skin is soft and luminous with a subtle sheen of rose gold and lightly lashed eyes. Beauty and design for today's bride.


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