After five bridal fashion-filled days we are finally ready to share seven bridal looks that immediately caught our attention during New York Bridal Fashion Week.
Experiencing all of the designers we covered this season felt nothing short of amazing. Following two years of widespread uncertainty within the bridal fashion industry, there was a deep appreciation to return to the ways of in-person fashion week amongst designers and spectators alike …. but now with a fresh perspective and openness to new beliefs. It was evident that designers have returned with every Bride in mind, giving the modern Woman more options than ever before.
Without further ado here are our favorite gowns from New York Bridal Fashion Week Spring 2023.
Created by Charles C. Dieujuste, Scorcesa is designed for the timeless yet non-traditional bride. The Spring 2023 collection was inspired by the shorelines of his homeland, Haiti. Although in awe by the entire collection, we were particularly drawn in by this gown’s balance of softness and boldness. Perfect for the bride that sees fashion as an opportunity to wear a true work of art.
02. SACHI AND BABI
Sachi and Babi pulled references from some of our most beloved fashion icons such as Grace Kelly and Audrey Hepburn. Focusing on luxe minimal fabrics and chic design, each piece exudes a sense of style, while allowing the bride to remain the center of attention. This slip dress is such a refreshing rebirth of a classic staple. The effortless silhouette paired with a statement shoe is a winning recipe for the cool bride wanting to make a statement without the fuss.
03. ELIE SAAB
Designed in the likeness of the art of the Pre-Raphaelites, Elie Saab Spring 2023 embodies the movement and enchantment of nature. Ethereal works best when there’s a combination of elegance and whimsical details. This combination of extraordinary embellishment and a dreamy tulle silhouette is just that.
04. DANA HAREL
We can always expect an air of sexiness and goddess-like persona from the namesake brand Dana Harel and Spring 2023 “Acqua” did not disappoint. The collection includes fashion-forward shapes, delicate embellishments, and daring sheer fabrics all inspired by the waves of the sea. The thoughtful placement of hand beaded details along the shape of the dress is perfection for the Bride wanting a gown that will flow around her curves.
05. INES DI SANTO
“Post Cards from Ines” is an exciting journey through the experiences of Head Designer Ines Di Santo. In the latest collection you’ll discover the vibrant colors and playful skirts of Bueno Aires, couture gown construction of Paris, and opulent embellishments of Dubai. This ivory lace ballgown with layered train may sit on the side of traditional but this level of romance and sophistication is what we wish for the classic bride in 2023.
Katherine Polk commanded our attention with the her bridal fashion week debut. Immediately pulled in by her use of creative styling and inclusivity in model representation, we appreciate Katherine’s commitment to brand authenticity. Houghton is a dream for the edgy bride, not afraid to walk to the beat of her own bass..and especially on her wedding day. The pleated chiffon and corset bodice is such a cool contrast and capturing to the eye. Aside from simply aesthetics, we love when bridal fashion can also be a catalyst for conversation.
The Legacy of Amsale continues on as we see the beginnings of a slight shift and promising future for this staple bridal brand. Inspired by the exotic florals worn by the iconic songstresses of the Jazz Age, the Spring 2023 collection is filled with smooth curves and sculptured silhouettes to favor the likeness of full blooms. This theme seems fitting as the collection feels incredibly fresh. We were instantly pulled in by this silk drop waist ball gown. We found ourselves lost in the details of lines and shapes created by the thoughtful placement of the light yet crisp fabric. Intertwining a consistent thread of high fashion elements and understated elegance through the collection, Amsale remains the epitome of modern bridal.
Written by Dara Adams, Fashion Editor and Founder/Lead Stylist of Veil by Dara Adams