Ready-to-Wear Bridal Dresses are Officially a Trend
What used to be a grand finale at couture shows, the wedding dress proved its place in the ready-to-wear market during Spring 2020 shows. Take Loewe, which tests the eye and vocabulary with bleached guipure, chantilly, and voile. In between bouts of neon, Valentino serves looks of pure white. Oscar De La Renta’s mix of semi-sheer ivory gowns and woven raffia numbers take you from wedding to honeymoon. Needless to say, these 20 all-white looks will make you want to get married. Again. And again.
Upcycled from prior seasons’ patterns and materials, Alexander McQueen’s asymmetric outburst of lace and ruffles jives with the old wedding rule, "something old and something new."
An embodiment of all things ethereal, Altuzarra’s romantic white frock begs for a bohemian wedding.
Leave it to Brandon Maxwell to deliver the classic ballgown skirt. He manages to marry the terms “pared-down” and “princess.”
Pushing its classic square envelope, Burberry produces a slinky white layered slip dress—complete with flirty feathers.
DRIES VAN NOTEN
The bromance between Dries Van Noten and Christian Lacroix doesn’t disappoint. Case in point: This extravagantly layered white-tank ensemble marries Lacroix’s haute couture fantasia with Van Noten’s wearability.
Floral motifs are a given at Giambattista Valli. This season, they came in the form of all-white, Chantilly-lace gowns.
Jason Wu’s break from the spotlight lent him more time in the atelier, a move that clearly paid off. By washing silk habotai, Wu achieves a crinkle that relaxes his usual signature preciseness.
Loewe’s Spring Collection is a 16th-century Shakespearean poem about christenings, funerals, and weddings in one.
Set in the manicured courtyard of Milan’s Palazzo Reale, Luisa Beccaria's runway might as well have been an aisle. Not to mention, the theme was overwhelmingly white.
Miu Miu’s bright white Roman toga pays homage to the Italian house’s heritage.
A ballooning Nina Ricci dress tiptoes the line between playful and precise.
OSCAR DE LA RENTA
A look that would likely surprise Oscar De La Renta, the Latin fashion house introduced a handful of short-in-front, long-in-back party dresses like this voluminous ivory number. May it take you from the ceremony to the afterparty.
In true couture fashion, Richard Quinn closed his ready-to-wear show with a troupe of glittering, Gatsby-esque bridal looks.
Helming the white trend is Valentino, which dedicated its first 12 looks—and then some—to form and volume rather than color.
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