A season of poetic femininity, Spring ’19 was rooted in a bohemian spirit, an air of naturalness and old-world romanticism. Designers found new ways to explore vintage design elements as a homage to the yesteryears, reimagined for the modern woman.
(Image Jonathan Simkhai, Alexander McQueen.)
Spring ’19 was a dramatic shift from the simplicity we’ve seen in recent seasons, dreaming up textural, bohemian looks for the non-traditional bride. Designers explored unique fabrications and techniques such as intricate laser-cut chiffon, paneled crochet and voluminous textural tiers adorning silhouettes of flowing silks, dramatic necklines and billowing sleeves inspired by nomadic gypsies and the Victorian era. Modernized for the contemporary bride, these design elements were subtle and restrained, holding an underlining naturalness and freedom as we enter the lighter months.
Bridesmaids & Wedding Guests
This season, Spring collections forgo florals for a moodier, more sophisticated femininity. Designers explored the dark and light side of romantic design with midnight gowns by the likes of Alexander McQueen, Valentino and Zuhair Murad, contrasted with the more dreamy soft pastel palettes of Christian Dior, Alberta Ferretti and Ulla Johnson. Silk satins and chiffons graced styles with a real 00s simplicity as halternecks, slip styles, plunging necklines, metallics and bias cuts made a comeback in place of the more decadent textural elements that dominated bridal this season.