Posts Tagged: NY Bridal Week
Thursday, May 11th 2017
While we love the chance to experience collections up close during New York Bridal Week each season, what we anticipate most is seeing how far this traditional industry can shift and change every six months. Each season it's been incredible to watch the way bridal has morphed from dated collections into wildly artistic creations as diverse as the women who wear them.
Spring 2018 definitely presented some stand out shows that had us completely swept up in their magic (and if we're honest - a few too many mass market, traditional bridal collections that after a while start to merge into one sweet heart necklined ball gown or mermaid silhouetted bridal uniform!) But this year, one of our biggest takes were the boutique labels that made a bold impression. We've noticed more and more each season that it's the smaller labels quietly but powerfully changing the game in bridal, with more focussed collections that spill with creativity and soul. Here were a few of our highlights from both the runways and Bridal Week showings...
Wednesday, May 3rd 2017
Backstage at Mira Zwillinger we stepped into production madness, trying to invisibly capture this dreamy, ethereal collection brought to life, in between stylists, production managers and hair and makeup artists frantically working to tight deadlines. A beautiful chaotic chaos in the form of featherlight fabrics moving through a rainbow of the palest pastels, willowy models painted in luminous tints, bold handcrafted earrings strung from lobes, couture headpieces tried on, and off, on and finally off again... meticulous details combed over by two designers who live and breathe every tiny stitch that weaves together their creation until it perfectly resembles their original vision both in aesthetic and mood. And it's this crazy, almost obsessive creative passion we've found that lies at the heart of the labels we love most. Always such a beautiful scene to bare witness to.
Tuesday, October 11th 2016
Stepping backstage at Naeem Khan always feels like access into a world we’re not normally privy to, spilling with decadent gowns so intricately beaded, rolls of divine fabric, mood boards pinned to walls, seamstresses meticulously trimming threads and finessing every tiny detail.
It’s an absolutely fascinating world to slip into, one of the most beautifully diverse collections to photograph, and such a privilege to share the exquisite craftsmanship that goes into creating each piece. You can’t help but panic a little, wanting to cover every tiny detail, every inch of embellishment before models are dressed, and do justice to the divine collection that can only be described as a work of art
We say it every year, but Backstage at Naeem Khan is such a refreshingly non-hierarchical experience that gives us a new respect for the designer every time we walk into this space. There’s no separation between designer and seamstress, makeup artist or media, Naeem Khan is one of the warmest, most collected, calming creatives we’ve come across at this level of talent.
He doesn’t hesitate to get his hands dirty and work away on the little jobs often reserved for assistants, he chats engagingly with models who have become his close friends, and media with unguarded excitement about his inspirations and credits the many hands who have helped bring the collection to life. He runs his business and manages his team in a way that beautifully resembles family. The passion, excitement and investment you can feel watching the team bring Naeem’s creative vision to life is wildly inspiring. And this year, like every year, the collection completely blew our minds; a true embodiment of the bohemian spirit, infused with worldly details.
See our runway coverage and show review on The LANE Style Guide.