New York Bridal Fashion Week is held in the heart of Manhattan twice a year; in April and in October. It’s where the biggest names in the bridal industry go to display their latest creations, where luxury bridal stores go to hand select their newest collections. This week we bring Manhattan to you and give you a behind the scenes sneak peak at what we have purchased from the Autumn Winter 18 Collections which will arrive with us next April!
In this months Style Diaries we bring you details of our latest gowns which have arrived in store, featuring three striking dresses from Ines di Santo & Monique Lhuillier. Read more below and you will also find details of our upcoming sample sale and exclusive Trunk Shows!
Undoubtedly one of the biggest names in both the bridal and fashion industry alike, Monique Lhuillier has dressed everyone who is anyone from brides to celebrities. At Browns Bride we are proud to have been the exclusive stockist of Monique Lhuillier for over 13 years. In the run up to our Monique Lhuillier Trunk Show next week, we take a trip down memory lane and bring you photos of our most memorable brides who wore Monique Lhuillier.
Summer seems to have gone by in a blink, and we are celebrating the start of a new season by hosting a not-to-missed event for brides getting married next summer! On September 29th & 30th we will be hosting an exclusive Monique Lhuillier Trunk Show where we will debut the brand new Spring 2018 Bridal Collection. Read more below to find more about her latest romantic collection and how you can book an appointment!
What comes next after choosing your wedding gown? Bridesmaids, of course!
Here at Browns Bride we pride ourselves on being a one-stop-shop for brides to be! Stocking the most luxurious items from the wedding gowns right down to the shoes. What many brides might not know is that we also stock a huge selection of bridesmaid dresses from the one and only, Monique Lhuillier. Read more below about our extensive collection of bridesmaid gowns and how you can book your bride squad an appointment to come in and try them on!
Each month we compile a Style Diaries post which features an in-depth description on all our newest dresses that have arrived in our store, along with important dates for your diary such as upcoming events. Read more below to find out about our newest dresses which we have received from Lihi Hod & Marchesa.
This week we are giving our readers an behind the scenes exclusive of our recent buying trip in New York. Each of our designers hosts a catwalk where they debut their Spring Summer 18 Collections. Read more below for must-see images from our designers catwalk events, and a sneak peak of the dresses we bought that will be arriving this Autumn!
New York Bridal Fashion Week –
Last month our buying team jetted off to New York, to start the purchasing of our Spring Summer 2018 collections. A weekend that is as glamorous as it is hectic; rushing from one side of Manhattan to the other to watch catwalk shows from each of our designers that we carry in store. The buying weekend involved a lot of preparation, and before you know it its over in a flash. A blur of bridal gowns and buying appointments; New York Bridal Fashion Week is the biannual fashion event we always look forward to.
The bridal industry continues to boom and the competition amongst the best in the business accelerates. With this in mind, New York Bridal Fashion Week is the best place to be in order to find out what we can expect to see from our designers, and to see how their collections evolve. Our designers are at the forefront of couture fashion, with many designing both ready-to-wear and bridal collections. Next Spring we can expect to see an array of upcoming trends in bridal; from jumpsuits to halternecks.
Below we have featured our favorite dresses which we purchased from each designer. Brides getting married next year – its time to start getting excited about the dress!
Thursday 2oth May
An early start to our first day of bridal buying; beginning with our first show of the day, Peter Langner. Peter recently celebrated 25 years with this collection, taking his best elements from previous designs and giving them a strong, contemporary twist, whilst still maintaining his ever present elegant signature style.
Lela Rose delighted at New York Bridal Fashion Week once again, creating a focused collection with her signature A-line silhouettes, in a wide variety of beautiful fabrics and diverse necklines.
Friday 21st May
Mira Zwillinger’s collection was superb, her strong signature dazzling throughout the whole show.
Ines Di Santo
This collection stood out with it’s striking show stoppers. Ines Di Santo introduced two stunning claret red numbers on the catwalk which blew everyone away; one of which is featured below with a stunning low back and architectural bow.
Aptly named “Froth & Roll” Elizabeth Fillmores SS18 Collection hosts the dreamiest array of gowns. Each one gown has striking, statement features but Fillmore maintains an ethereal theme throughout. A perfect option for a bride getting married abroad or for anyone wanting a gown pre/post wedding.
Saturday 22nd May
Maria Elena hand crafts each ornate item in her collection, from hair vines to elaborate tiaras. Whatever the style, Maria Elena ensure each piece will work as a timeless heirloom for generations to come. We find these pieces from Maria Elena perfectly compliment most of the dresses we carry.
Viktor & Rolf
Viktor and Rolf have grown their selection with twenty new gowns in their latest collection. cutting edge- iconic dresses.
Marchesa never disappoints producing as always the most romantic of dresses.
Sunday 23rd May
Galia Lahav always delights and this collection was no exception. Holding on to their signature, sexy style, Galia have designed elegant, exaggerated silhouettes using elaborate and intricate beading. During this Fashion Week, Galia Lahav put a huge emphasis on veils and have created some sensational accessories for their 2018 Collection.
Monique Lhuillier has excelled herself once again; remaining true to her light, fluid romantic gowns that always have a touch of youth about them.
Read more about the latest SS18 Vera Wang collection here.
Pallas Couture dresses have kept to their strong signature for their incredible collection for 2018. Each figure hugging gown is created with the most intricate, elaborate detail.
Last but not least, our final buying appointment of our trip was the ever-iconic Romona Keveza. Romona Keveza’s dresses will always make any woman’s figure look stunning with her superb attention to detail and ever perfect fit.
Despite the weather, Summer is nearly upon us! For brides getting married next Summer, now is the time to start looking for the gown. Each month we compile a Style Diaries post which features an in-depth description on all our newest dresses that have arrived in our store, along with important dates for your diary such as upcoming events. Read more below to find out about our newest dresses which we have from Monique Lhuillier & Marchesa.
No other accessory quite says ‘bride’ like a veil, but is wearing a veil for your wedding necessary? In this weeks blog post we explore the symbolism of a veil, its historic roots and how the veil has evolved in the 21st century. Leaving the big question, to veil or not to veil?
Join us this week as we take a behind the scenes look at our designers and how their collections begin with that very first sketch. Taking their inspiration and putting it on paper, bringing to life their vision and creativity. Each gown we stock in our store all began with a sketch. Read more below to look behind the scenes at the finer detail.