Backstage Carolina Herrera Fall 2015.

Thursday, October 16th 2014

An iconic New York moment, an intimate cocktail hour presentation of infinitely chic and elegantly poised gowns for the classically stylish girl at the House of Herrera headquarters on 7th avenue, inspired a longing for the purism of lady-like chic and the eternal beauty awoken by the timeless. For those drawn to classicism and tradition and reference this with their signature style, this collection will inspire.

Paying homage to your personal style and choosing a dress that reflects this, is truly something Carolina Herrera inspires. A brand defined by elegance and grace, season after season standing for what they believe in, never straying from their classic chic aesthetic. Carolina herself, the ultimate in refinement and class, becoming synonymous with her signature uniform of crisp white shirts and black tailoring.

For fall bridal, Carolina maintained her polished aesthetic with a number of signature Herrera pieces that were at once refined, impeccably styled and innately sophisticated. There was a minimalistic fitted A line gown with a lace back and button detailing, strapless styles with full skirts and tonal floral beading (paired with long veils) and an all over fitted lace gown with a fluid train and matching off the shoulder, removable overlay (a new shape this season). This bride is elegantly understated and quietly confident.

While Carolina Herrera and this collection isn’t for those looking to dramatically push the boundaries with their bridal look, there was definitely a touch out whimsical romance to be found and these gowns stood our for The LANE as being pieces that could work for a number of aesthetics (even the nonchalant romantic who might not have thought to look to Carolina Herrera for inspiration). There was Chantilly lace over nude tulle, embroidered motifs and laser cut appliques. Silhouettes were sensuous and fluid. Beading and pailette details adding a glistening effect. Our favourite looks were a fitted, ivory long sleeve gown with a tulle skirt and white floral beaded appliqué and an Illusion, cap sleeve top (with floral beading) with a waisted soft tulle skirt. These gowns slightly more effortless, will still be a forever love, a timeless classic! 

You can see more coverage from the 2015 Fall Bridal Shows in The Guide

Photography by Abby Ross

Backstage Vera Wang Fall 2015.

Wednesday, October 15th 2014

After an edgy, ethereal and infinitely cool spring collection, we were so excited to see what Vera Wang did for fall and were treated to a close up look at the incredible range during bridal week. With textural contrast, sensual silhouettes, juxtaposed fabrics, sheer layers of soft tulle, creamy whites, sparkling surfaces and metallic beading– romance was reinvented. Dreamy met edgy and bridal was made fresh and youthful. An alluring blend of non-traditional pieces with romantic fabrics, inspiring the thought that these dresses could be worn absolutely anywhere. Again there was signature Vera with layers of soft tulle in abundance as well as Chantilly lace and handmade floral applique!

While in the past a Vera dress may not have been considered by the nonchalant bohemian, the daringly non-traditional or those looking for an effortless sense of romance, there are a number of looks in the collection that will inspire!

You can see the entire Fall 2015 collection and our full review in The Guide. 

Photography by Abby Ross

Backstage Reem Acra Fall 2015.

Sunday, October 12th 2014

Backstage before Reem Acra's Fall 2015 show we had the enveloping feeling that we had been swept away to lands of medieval ruins where opulent gypsy's ruled. Flawless face models, with blush lips and cheeks adorned regal buns with flowers crowns and were dressed in dramatic silhouettes that blended glamour with the ethereal. Kind of reminding us of a more feminine version of the opulent Dolce & Gabbanna gypsy! 

Known for her signature, lavish detailing, we were so excited to be able to bring you an up close look at Reem's exquisite fabrics! The detail really is as extravagant as you expect. 

You can see the entire Fall 2015 collection and our full review in The Guide

Photography by Abby Ross

 

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