Wedding

Bridal Fashion Week Fall 2013

By Patricia Campbell

From simple, barely-there necklines to ethereal confections lavished with lace, New York’s Bridal Fashion Week Fall 2013 (October 12 – 15) offered a honey pot of inspiration for would-be brides. Here’s a round-up of the best looks from Vera Wang and Marchesa.

Vera Wang
After eschewing a traditional bridal colour palette for the last two seasons - divisive black and nude in Fall 2012, bold crimson in Spring 2013 - Vera Wang surprised yet again with a dramatic all-white collection.vera wang fall 2013 full gown
An asymmetrical tulle garland adds interest to an ultra flattering taffeta ballgown.

vera wang fall 2013 invisible neckline
A more delicate way to wear lace: the invisible neckline.

Marchesa
Having most recently designed the wedding dress of Blake Lively, which remains shrouded in secrecy, Marchesa offered a spellbinding vision of layered silk and organza to suit the most fairytale of gown fantasies. Models accessorised with exquisite Miriam Haskell jewellery, in keeping with the romantic feel.
marchesa fall 2013 full gown
A romantic, voluminous gown, balanced with a modern, low cut bodice.

marchesa fall 2013 chantilly lace
Shoulders swathed in the finest of Chantilly lace.

marchesa fall 2013 short
A shorter hemline ensures this gown has full reign to be fun, feminine and frothy.

marchesa fall 2013 invisible back
The illusion neckline, a key trend for this season, proves just as impactful on the back.

Elsewhere, Reem Acra pre-empted Great Gatsby remake hysteria with its effervescent flapper-inspired creations; New York favourite Amsale showed classic silhouettes, revitalised with unexpected twists; while Jenny Packham sprinkled Art Deco style embellishment on gowns that recalled the golden age of cinema.

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Pictures: Getty

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