Zuhair Murad Fall 2016 Bridal Collection – BTS at Our New York Bridal Fashion Week Appointment!

We always look forward to seeing the latest bridal creations of world renowned haute couture designer Zuhair Murad!  This couture bridal collection is made from the most exquisite European laces and fabrics, and sewn by hand in Lebanon by the types of seamstresses that have become a rarity in today’s world.  Their experienced hands embroider and finish every piece of fabric on each wedding gown.  It is a labor intensive process requiring time and expertise, but the results are worth every bit of the effort!

Love of design and creativity, passion for tradition and craft – all of these things come through in each and every Zuhair Murad wedding gown and have struck a chord with brides all over the world who cannot help but fall in love with his designs!

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Chic and sexy, yet very feminine and modest – this describes perfectly the magic of a Zuhair Murad design.

Fall 2016 was breathtaking, romantic, and as always a celebration of everything bridal!

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Inbal Dror Fall 2016 Part II – The Signature “VIP” Gown

Inbal Dror will forever be famous for her signature gown often referred to as the “VIP”- a figure conscious fit and flare with defined cups, sheer lace corset back, and a dramatically long train that is completely unexpected on such a fitted gown!  This dress and its signature elements have been imitated (but never duplicated) by designers all over the world.  It is easy to understand why – the balance of edgy glamour and soft femininity, along with the signature fit make this wedding dress incredibly special.

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Inbal reinterprets this silhouette in each new collection, and Fall 2016 includes three stunning takes on the original.  The first is a simple, clean interpretation of the original with incredibly beautiful ivory lace over a soft blush lining.  There is nothing fussy about this dress – the elimination of the skirt’s tiers has an elongating effect for those of us who are not quite runway model height!

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The second dress also features a simplified silhouette, with a beautiful combination of chantilly lace and embroidery.  The corset bodice hugs the body beautifully and the plunging neckline while deep, feels discreet with a sheer center panel.  On the runway, this wedding gown was presented with a blush lining that stops at mid thigh for a hi low effect.  In the salon, brides will be able to see this fully lined with an option to order their gown daring or discreet!

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We have to point out the incredibly beautiful dimensional details on the train of this gown.  A symphony of organza flowers, feathers and crystal accents dance under a single layer of sheer netting.  This unexpected element makes the dress stunning from every angle.  We are already dreaming about the breathtaking bustle we can create for this gown’s reception look!

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The third redesign is the most daring and the most fabulous of the collection.  She came down the runway completely sheer, with a combination of glistening silver chantilly lace and the organic white embroidery seen throughout the collection.  The skirt is a shamelessly overabundant layering of english netting and ends in a dramatically long train that is unexpected on this figure conscious silhouette!

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The strapless sweetheart neckline of this dress was modified on the runway with an uber chic balloon sleeve blouse.  This removable accessory is a sheer piece of glamourous fantasy, adding a layer of attitude rather than modesty to the look!  We love the idea of pairing this with a great pair of heels and jeans after the wedding!

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Inbal Dror Fall 2016 Bridal Part I – The Non Traditional Fashionista Bride

One of the most exciting runway presentations at New York Bridal Fashion Week is always that of the Inbal Dror bridal collection.  Leading boutiques, fashion bloggers and magazine editors anxiously await the new collection to see what this trend setting bridal designer has dreamt up for Fall 2016 brides!  The anticipation for her latest wedding dresses has everyone camera and cell phone ready, eager to be the first to capture the images our brides are waiting for! The first dress to come down the runway set the tone for the collection – Inbal Dror once again challenges notions of the traditional bridal gown.  We consider it part of a microcollection within the Fall 2016 gowns, whose focus is on the non traditional, fashionista bride.  These gowns give a nod the hottest ready to wear trends, including one we would have never expected – menswear!  We loved this shirt dress, with its combination of a demure neckline and daring slits.  The buttoned up collar is countered beautifully by the high slits in the front of the skirt which seem to get higher as each button closes, to raise up the neckline.

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The softer sister to this dress is just as daring in her details – with her sheer point d’esprit bodice, plunging V neckline and trendy bow blouse styling – but she is much more feminine in her execution.  The bow that ties up the deep V in front is undeniably sweet, while the soft blush lining and finger tip, chantilly lace sleeves make this dress feel heaven sent.

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Off the shoulder necklines were a hot trend for Fall 2016 weddings and Inbal’s take on the trend is a two in one wedding dress that is truly undetectable!  A long sleeve, chantilly sheath is layered over an uber chic mini dress of silver lace and sparkling, white embroidery.  Both pieces are stunning together and on their own, so that the bride sacrifices nothing when she is ready to shed a layer and enjoy her party!  For all the brides who wish they could wear their dress again – this dual gown offers a rewearability factor that is hard to resist!

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The next three dresses were among the most glam and sexy wedding gowns we saw on any runway at New York Bridal Fashion Week.  We cannot help but admit we loved the fit and style of these dresses as they came down the runway!  While they are admittedly only for the most daring of brides, they would also make for the most AMAZING rehearsal dinner or reception dresses a bride could ask for!

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How nice would it be to walk in to your closet post wedding and see one of these beauties hanging there?  These dresses are for girls with serious dreams!

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