NO DEFINITIVE TRENDS IN BRIDAL FASHION
2020 Collections by Viktor & Rolf, Oscar de la Renta and Vera Wang
Are there trends for global brands in bridal fashion, or are everyone interpreting it through creative and innovative ideas? Many of the high fashion designers would say they have outgrown the "modern" that can be found everywhere - like 2 in 1 dresses with removable skirts or sleeves. In addition, more and more brides buy a couple of toilets for their wedding day, depending on how they feel comfortable at the various stages of the wedding, and in this sense there is no exact vision that designers aspire to. At the same time, creators who create ready-to-wear and bridal fashion begin to ruin the walls between the two worlds, drawing inspiration for wedding dresses of everyday style and vice versa.
The 60th Wedding Collection of Vera Wang carries those bridal fashion features. The designer puts a lot of manual work because she wants her creations to look different from each corner by applying a 360-degree approach to them. Asymmetry, as well as the different color ranges, are the basis of Vera Wang's jubilee anniversary collection. Typical are large handmade roses, some dresses on the shoulders, others on the hips or the waist. Nude backs, V-shaped necklines, A-line and multi-layered are also basic to the collection. The colors are soft and neutral pastel shades of pink, green, blue, brown, peach and various varieties of white.
Even the seemingly simple brand suggestions have a strong accent achieved through asymmetry, sewing details and color contrast. Vera Wang herself says she uses lots of colors in her bridal collections and almost never ready-to-wear. The designer identifies this as "odd," but perhaps that is what the modern bride is looking for.
Rather, a non-bridal fashion can serve as a definition for the new wedding collection of Viktor Horsting & Rolf Snoeren. Typically, in the style of extravagant and creative fashion experimenters, some of their new suggestions are far from common bridal fashion. Trousers, overalls, costumes, mini dresses, asymmetrical skirts are more suitable for balls, cocktails or parties. In the context of the wedding, these creations of "Victor and Rolf" fit into the atmosphere of rehearsing, accepting, even the honeymoon. Asymmetry in skirts, giant floral appliqués and crystal decorations are also typical of the collection. Only whites are present in color in their different variants. Unusual for designers, the focus has shifted to cleaner silhouettes with architectural details. However, a straight line, a line, a silhouette of a princess and a mermaid, volume and minimalism are part of the spring offer for the spring of 2020. The last collection of Viktor and Rolf is suitable for brides looking for something classic, but still big, and for those who would bet on something more contemporary and yet simple.
Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia's first wedding look for the season is a mini dress, similar in collections spring 2019 and autumn 2019 at Oscar de la Renta. This is one of the examples of breaking the differences between bridal fashion and ready-to-wear. Although the brand adheres to the classic color in wedding dress, besides mini dresses, the overcoat is also featured in the line as part of the more contemporary designers' vision. The A silhouette prevails in the long dresses of the collection, and in the necklines there are different variants of V-shaped, heart-shaped, boat type, etc.
Asymmetry, multi-layered, slit, 3D floral elements, feathers and lace applications are also part of Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia's vision for the spring season 2020. But the main focus in the Oscar de la Renta collection is the XXL ribbon. The main striving for the brand is to make clothes comfortable and wearable, regardless of the size of the dress, it is light and fair. According to Garcia himself, one of them weighs less than a kilogram. Although trends in bridal fashion are becoming more and more vague and designers rely on non-standardish, there is something distinctive every season. One of the last vivid examples in this direction is Megan Markel's "Givenchy" dress, which inspires fashion brands to create bulky outfits, but as lightweight and as comfortable to wear as possible.
1. - 5. Vera Wang Bridal Collection Spring 2020.
Photo: Courtesy of Vera Wang
6. - 10. Viktor and Rolf's Bridal Collection 2020.
Photo: Marijke Aerden; Courtesy of Viktor & Rolf
11. - 15. Oscar de la Renta Collection Spring 2020.
Photo: Courtesy of Oscar de la Renta
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