I’ve just returned from bridal market in New York City, and I am still pinching myself over some of the collections and dresses I viewed during my five-day juggernaut. While I had planned on blogging a bit form the shows, I forgot the USB cord for my computer on my desk, so instead I will spend the next few days filling you in on some of the goodies. But for all of the details and for my complete runway rundown, you’ll have to pick up the January issue of Mpls.St.Paul Weddings.
Now for a quick review . . .
Highlight shows: Reem Acra, Monique Lhuillier, Giles Montezin, Angel Sanchez, and Elizabeth Fillmore
Highlight moment: Introducing myself to Darcy Miller, the EIC of Martha Stewart Weddings at the Anne Barge Show. Saved by the draining battery in my iPhone, we were plugged in next to each other, and I took the opportunity to grab a picture and say hello.
Highlight event: The Martha Stewart Weddings 15th Anniversary Party at The Plaza. A-Maz-Ing!
The overriding trends:
* French courtier details, with references ranging from '80s LaCroix—peplums, corseting—to 18th-century Marie Antoinette—dashes of color in shades of macaroons, oversized ball gowns in luxe fabrics.
* Japanese influences. Obi sashes, origami-style pleating, cherry-blossom appliqués, and even a few kimonos.