The wedding industry was hit hard in the pandemic, but the second virtual New York Bridal Fashion Week, which took place from April 6 to 8, offered new collections, fresh trends and exciting brand launches. In addition to the several new designers to watch, highlights included Prabal Gurung debuting his first bridal collection with versatile, inclusive styles and Vera Wang signing a 10-year deal with Pronovias for Vera Wang Bride.
Much like October’s fashion week, brides are continuing to explore new ways of celebrating their special day, with fashions to complement. Across the fall 2021 and spring 2022 seasons, as seen on The Bridal Council x Pullquest’s digital platform and the CFDA’s Runway360, six prominent trends emerged. “Garden Party” was a popular theme, offering relaxed, floral fashions fit for intimate, outdoor gatherings. Meanwhile, oversize bows, “Bridgerton”-esque gowns and voluminous, fantastical frocks offered dreamy, feel-good optimism.
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