Gorgeous Black Models at NYC Bridal Market Week

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.

 

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Naeem Kahn New York Bridal FASHION WEEK April 2018

Justin Alexander Spring 2019 Collection
PHOTO CREDIT : DAN LECCA

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Berta Spring 2019 Collection

Photo Credit @mikecolon

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Viktor & Rolf Spring 2019 Collection

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Amsale Spring 2019 Collection

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Morilee by Madeline Gardner Spring 2019 Collection

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Blush by Hayley Paige Spring 2019

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Monique Lhuillier Spring 2019 Collection

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Oleg Cassini Spring 2019 Bridal Collection

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Ines Di Santo- Fall 2018 Collection

Ines Di Santo had a NY State  of mind when presenting the Fall 2018 collection during New York Bridal Market.  The collection showcased a modern, structural and women focused bridal gown. Every gown represented the young women who is ready to enter a new chapter in her life. No more Princess but Queen inspired gowns. I am in LOVE with every gown.  Ines Di Santo presentation was held at the Jazz at Lincoln Center. The models graced the runway with a New York City view.

I had to go over the collection twice to pick out the favorite looks.

In this collection you will find presence. Signature pearls, fabrics and beaded embroidery come together to create gowns that are as varied in New York City and the authentic women that inspired them.

Let us take a look…….

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8. PERRY

3. CARMINE

6. ASTRID

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1. LIBERTY

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11. BROOKLYN

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10. BRYANT

12. MADISON

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9. PARK

19. TIFFANY

27. ELLIS

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THEIA Bridal Fall 2018 Collection

THEIA is a brand that always creates gowns for the classic bride who loves lace and silk silhouettes. This Fall 2018 season, THEIA evolved into a sexier direction embracing all shapes and sizes. With plus sizes selections,  THEIA is opening doors for Plus Size brides to wear more fashion forward trends such as a low back, beaded embroidery and mermaid shape gowns.

Future Brides will notice the illusion bodices with strategic glass and crystal embroideries or lace placements adorn plunging neck lines and open backs.  The romantic whimsy of the THEIA gown is captured in 3d floral appliques and embroideries. For our whimsical bride THEIA offers soft Chantilly lace bodices and Spanish tulle skirts while the shapes and silhouettes remain clean and simple.

What I love about this collection is the consistency in the brand. THEIA will always give you a twist of fashion using sought after fabric like a silk jumpsuit, a lace gown with an illusion back and a gown with a pop of color. Let us  look at some of the stunning looks that hit the runway last week.

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10 - Alegra Front_preview

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13 - Antonia Front_preview

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18 - Gia Front_preview

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The Plus Size collection will hit Lovely Bride stores in January 2018 and will retail between $2,000-$2,495.

Photos Courtesy of THEIA

RUNWAY PHOTOGRAPHY- Rodin Banica for INDIGITAL

Lihi Hod Fall 2017 Collection

Lihi Hod is the leading fashion designer in Israel. Lihi Hod went to Paris to work at Dior, alongside fashion designer John Galliano.When she returned to Israel, and after working in many fashion brands, Lihi established her own signature studio in 2010, specializing in designing wedding dresses.

Her collection is very unique in aesthetic. Many of the Isareli brands have a signature look but Lihi Hod sets herself apart by designing timeless elegant gowns inspired by the past with the contemporary, chic and nonchalant attitude of the present. Fall 2017, you will see a sexy boho chic collection with lace, beading and  stunning flowy A- line silhouette.

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