Going to "Market" has always been one of my favorite things to do back from my apparel buying days for department stores to bridal fashion today with Lace & Bustle. It's a great time to connect with the designers and see what their vision is and what direction the trends are going as a whole.
However, trends to me have always been something I look to for inspiration but not to take so literal- especially when it comes to wedding dresses and especially since our selection is a very timeless look so our interpretation of a trend is one that we think would look lovely today and 10 years down the road. After market, I love to go back to the store, review, reflect, and work on an assortment that I think would be best for our brides.
The trend that really had us swooning this past bridal fashion week could be summed up in one word- texture! This season's collections presented very unique laces, embroidery, and beadwork very different than we had seen before. It was very whimsical in feel and had an airiness to it that made it seem like a page out of a storybook. Touches of blush and champagne continued to be present in most stories and 3D appliques made our hearts skip a beat. We can't hardly wait to bring touches of this inspiration back to L&B and hear from our brides on what they love the most. These gowns are a must see and a must to twirl in!
Take a peek at some of our photos from market along with a visit to the Empire State Building and a delicious strawberry martini from Serafina (a NYC must)! xo, your ladies at L&B