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NEW YORK BRIDAL FASHION WEEK – APRIL 2017

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!

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New York Bridal Fashion Week –

April 17

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!


Day 1

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.

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Lela Rose

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.

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Day 2

Friday 21st May

Mira Zwillinger

Mira Zwillinger’s collection was superb, her strong signature dazzling throughout the whole show.

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Mira Zwillinger Bridal Spring 2018

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.

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Elizabeth Fillmore

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.

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Day 3

Saturday 22nd May

Maria Elena

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.
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Viktor & Rolf

Viktor and Rolf have grown their selection with twenty new gowns in their latest collection. cutting edge- iconic dresses.

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Marchesa

Marchesa never disappoints producing as always the most romantic of dresses.

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Day 4

Sunday 23rd May

Galiav Lahav

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.

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Monique Lhuillier

Monique Lhuillier has excelled herself once again; remaining true to her light, fluid romantic gowns that always have a touch of youth about them.

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Vera Wang

Read more about the latest SS18 Vera Wang collection here.

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Pallas Couture

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.

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Romona Keveza

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.

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VERA WANG SPRING/SUMMER 17 HAS ARRIVED

Start your New Year wedding planning right by heading to our Vera Wang store in Mayfair to be amongst the first to see the new Spring Summer 2017 Collection “Désir à L’Anglaise”. The entire collection is now available to try on in our Vera Wang store. To find out more about this stunning new collection and how to book an appointment, read more below.

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WELCOME TO THE NEW SEASON BRIDAL COLLECTIONS

We are delighted to welcome you back to Browns Bride with lots of exciting dates for the calendar along with sneak peeks to the new collections. Marchesa and Vera Wang will kick start the winter season in our stores with trunk shows this November. Read below for more information on what to expect at a trunk show and important dates for your diary!

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VERA WANG SS16 COLLECTION

The seductive and sensual new collection from Vera Wang has landed exclusively in London for one weekend only. The SS16 ‘Hotel Madrid’ bridal line will be showcased at our Brook Street store. To get a first look at the latest collection call Vera Wang on: 020 7514 0090 or email: verawang@brownsfashion.com

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