New York City is busy this week with Bridal Fashion Week. Many buyers, boutique owners, wedding planners and stylist are running from show to show.
One major show, everyone showed up for, was BERTA. the namesake line was inspired by Milan, the fashion and design capital. This season, brides to be will see silk in the collection, daring cuts and mix of handmade embellishments and embroidery.
The collection will give you the modern and contemporary feel of Milan. Let us check out some of my favorite looks of that graced the runway.
Peplum style silk strapless dress with bow detailing on waist are with high slit.
Long sleeved, plunging neckline full skirt with beading and embroidery work on fabric
The sole designer of the fashion house is Berta Balilti, a Shenkar College of design graduate. Berta founded her namesake brand in 2004. Berta has an avant-garde design style, one that always tests the barriers and boundaries of the modern world of fashion design. Her style of design is famous for bold, sexy and modern fit that incorporates vintage materials and retro styles. Aside from designing all the collections at the fashion house, Berta oversees the entire production processes in her studio still to this day, when she has over 70 retailers all around the world. Berta quickly rose to stardom in the fashion world after she managed to surprise even the most veteran fashion editors and bloggers with her artistic approach to high-end fashion. Her collections are considered among the most praised and anticipated in the fashion world. According to the likes of countless celebrities, media mavens, stylists and industry insiders, Berta is considered today as one of the world’s top-notch designers for bridal and evening wear.
When I first started covering the bridal market, I was so excited about the opportunity to be introduced to a different world besides fashion. My first job was for a prominent black owned fashion and lifestyle magazine. When I gave my editor my wrap up story,I was asked “where are the black models that we can post”. I was only able to give five images. Being so excited about attending bridal market, I didn’t even notice the lack of diversity. I was just happy to see beautiful gowns. This season, I was thrilled to see different shades showcasing stunning gowns and high-five to the designers that hired them.
The bridal industry is for everyone, as we have brides all over the world who buy magazines and visit the websites to get inspirations. It is important to have representation on the runways and advertisement. I am usually not one to cover issues and only focus on fashion but I was really delighted to see women who look like me walk proudly down the runway with beautiful gowns. Looking forward to October Market to see more.
Justin Alexander Spring 2019 Collection
PHOTO CREDIT : DAN LECCA
Berta Spring 2019 Collection
Photo Credit @mikecolon
Viktor & Rolf Spring 2019 Collection
Amsale Spring 2019 Collection
Morilee by Madeline Gardner Spring 2019 Collection
Sexy, Flowers and Whimsical are the words that come to mind when describing the BERTA fall 2018 collection. The Israeli Couture house created a stunning collection for brides that are looking for a dreamy gown. Every gown reminds me of something you would wear in an enchanted forrest. Let us take a look….
Berta’s avant-garde designs have taken over the bridal world by storm. Her artistic approach to bridal fashion have managed to surprise even the most veteran fashion editors and bloggers. Her collections are considered among the most praised and anticipated in the world.
Over the weekend, I consulted with some brides who were interested in long sleeve wedding gowns. Many brides wanted to do something different from the sweetheart neckline. I remember growing up it was expected for brides to be covered because of religious purpose. Now, designers have created long sleeve silhouettes where the bride does not have to feel like she is following religious traditions or feel obligated to make their grandparents happy. We all know, grandma wants to see her baby pretty and covered. Brides are seeking to wear the long sleeve gowns to be sexy, elegant, regal and unique. Let us check to see some of the sexy long sleeve gowns.