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New York Bridal Week Spring ’25 Report

Reminiscent of past eras, dramatic silhouettes, oversized embellishment, and gowns spilling with rich texture were seen at New York Bridal Fashion Week Spring ’25.

This season, designers presented a fusion of timeless inspirations nuanced by bursts of fresh creativity. Infused with artistry, history, and architectural influence, the poetry of spring was celebrated. Abundant florals, opulent bows, and the lush decadence of overflowing beauty was evoked. If not voluminous through dramatic skirts, then silhouettes were accented through billowing sleeves or intricately embellished designs nodding to a theatrical nostalgia. Here, the highlights of this season’s collections and a curated edit of our favorite looks from New York Bridal Week Spring ’25…


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Galia Lahav

Floral Motifs – In Bloom

As if a fumble down the Rabbit Hole or the blossoming of a fairy den, sculptural blooms conjured up daydreams of lore and fables. At Galia Lahav’s show, oversized flowers were artfully nestled amidst cascades of luxurious fabric, peeking through undulating skirts and trailing into floral trains. Beading and intricate floral lace patterns adorned dresses from top to toe, while playfully textured daisies and feathered blossoms at Naeem Khan breathed life into the mini. Marchesa and Amsale adorned their designs with artful rosettes dotted along bodices and falling onto skirts as if springing from the ground.

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Galia Lahav

Monique Lhuillier

Drop Waists

On the runway, drop waists were a call to the bygone eras. At Cinq, waists resembled regal Italian and Spanish court dresses from the 18th century, reminiscent of the robe à la française. Boned corsets lavishly contoured waistlines with their V-shaped silhouette, flowing out from pannier-inspired shaping into majestic layers of skirting. The languid La Garçonne styles at Lein with ultra-low drop waists and fluid shapes echoed the glittering age of the Roaring 20’s in an opulent yet nostalgic manner.

Theatrical Sleeves

As if taken from a Rossetti painting or Shakespearean novel, dramatic sleeves brought romantic theatrics to classic silhouettes. Gigot sleeves and draped off-the-shoulder tulle floated into Pre-Raphaelite-inspired shapes at Cinq, while at Amsale sheer tulle crisscrossed gently around arms into gauzy bows and lace sleeves reminiscent of 1950s haute couture artistry. Like a butterfly emerging from its chrysalis, puff sleeves in layers of tulle and silk were cast into the air by clever draping and technical mastery at Monique Lhuillier.

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Sophisticated Bows

Dainty, playful, and feminine, bows and knots took center stage this season, balancing innovative play with form, material, and placement. Accenting voluminous waterfalls of layered tulle in unexpected places, Monique Lhuillier‘s designs featured bows unfolding at the back, and a mini dress accentuated by sweeping silk draped into a grand bow. At Viktor & Rolf, multiple bows in varying dimensions were asymmetrically placed on classic gowns. Poetic forms were crafted at Costarellos, with tulle ruched enveloping the arms and an illusory bow showcasing the back.



Monique Lhuillier

Jewelled Textures

With a nod to 80’s glamor, iridescent and mirrored designs were presented by Markarian and Costarellos. Encrusted gowns dripping in crystal beads, were adorned with elegant yet playful patterns such as teardrops, as seen in Elie Saab. Freshwater pearls and opulent embellishments were sewn onto figure-skimming shapes at Naeem Khan, while draped, metallic textiles were shaped evocatively of Roman statues.


Elie Saab

Architectural Silhouettes and Stacks

Art-deco-inspired rings and contoured stacks made a minimalist statement. A juxtaposition of feminine and masculine, elegant geometric gems are framed with dense metal bands by Harlin Jones, while intricate stacked styles with diamonds and contrasting designs artfully reimagined the traditional engagement ring. Brides who aim to transcend tradition, infusing the non-traditional with elegant bands, will find alluring designs poised to become modern heirlooms.

Artistic Inspirations

Intricate settings contrasted by bold bands pulsated into works of art. Radiantly floating spheres were adorned on interlacing bands while off-centered gems and double bands of varying weights were present. Pear-cut diamonds rested asymmetrically to baguette cuts evoking contemporary mosaic designs.

Photography / Anna Watt for The Lane



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