Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Runway Bride Spring/Summer 2012

 2012 is tipped to be the year of the statement dress, whether it's volume, colour or the length you choose, we've selected some of the hottest trends to grace the runway from some of our favourite designers...

Vera Wang set tongues wagging at the end of last year when she revealed her Fall 2012 collection which featured seven black gowns. We loved them and can't wait to see who will champion the black gown this year. For Spring and Summer however, she's concentrating on muted, nude tones, plenty of draping and glorious pin tucks and pleating. Beautiful detailing is also hidden under draped tulle at the back of some of her gowns which display pleats and ruffles underneath. Utterly breath-taking. 

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A red carpet favourite, Saab's designs are purely romantic. They are dreamy, sensual and extremely desirable. If Elie Saab made gowns to do the washing up in...
It was exciting to see several short dresses making their way onto the runway this year, using the traditional ivory as well as pinks, greens and pastel blues. Each of the shorter designs have been teamed up with a thin leather belt and the dresses themselves are embellished with beading, with geometric tapering to the waist and a choice of three quarter length or sleeveless. Swoon. 

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Although much of de la Renta's collection focuses on applique and ruffles, we picked out two designs which take their inspiration from flowers, namely Lily of the Valley (a nod towards the Royal Wedding perhaps?) and the rose. 

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Volume is of-the-moment in bridal fashion for 2012. It's a high-fashion, contemporary look for a bride wanting to make a real statement. We love it. Romona Keveza's latest collection is all about texture and the attention is focused on the skirts with beautifully sculpted bodices. Divine. 

Getting married this year or 2013? Is your gown inspired by any of these trends?

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