The queen of bridal gowns has unveiled the Vera Wang fall 2016 bridal collection, entitled ‘Hotel Madrid Part 2’, which is the logical continuation of her last season’s collection. The intense interconnection between this and last season goes through an interesting set of cloudy gowns and sensual sheer fabrics, although the fall 2016 line-up incorporates some more delicate and feminine motifs like tulle skirts, floral embroideries and long see-through sleeves. Once again Vera Wang, who has never been afraid of pushing the boundaries of bridal fashion to its extreme, has managed to create an innovative and modern collection, which is a pure delight to see.
She began working at her first bridal line-up in 1989, after she got frustrated for not finding the perfect wedding gown for her own wedding day. She then opened her luxury salon in 1990, quickly becoming one of the most prominent and esteemed voices in the field. Her style is a graceful mixture of elegance and modernity, and each piece ends up being one of the shiniest stars in the boundless constellation of bridal dresses.
Each Vera Wang collection is defined by the use of rich fabrics, meticulous craftsmanship and luxury detailing that make every piece look like a princess-worthy wedding dress. Her modern touches range from deep front slits to unusual bows and wide belts, and they may sometimes even challenge the traditional bon-ton wedding code with vivid unconventional colors such as black. Vera Wang’s main purpose is not only to tell brides that they can feel sensual and comfortable at the same time, but that it is even possible to find the fabulous perfect wedding dress that matches with their inner personality and sense of style.
The Vera Wang fall 2016 bridal collection perfectly recaps her main fashion lines, and manages to bring comfy and magical dresses, which take some cool inspiration from the rock ‘n’ roll scene. The first thing we may notice about the line-up is that Vera takes advantage of this fall’s hottest trend: dramatic necklines. Although she definitely prefers sweetheart necklines to deep-Vs, they seem to satisfy the designer’s artistic urge to expose some more bare skin. Where she doesn’t opt for a severe neckline, she manages to create the bare-skin illusion thanks to the sheer long sleeves and cut-outs, which help create a good balance with basically any kind of body shape.
While apparently nudity is the new black according to Wang’s latest bridal fashion choices, black is the new white when it comes to traditions. However, before going fully dark with the most interesting pieces of the collection, Wang enjoys playing with modern reinterpretations of the main motifs of the Roaring Twenties, creating some low-waist dresses with edgy fringed Charleston gowns. Then, she begins adding cute black accessories to her dresses, like bows and belts, before energetically embracing the dark side with her dramatic boudoir black dresses, which sensually let the bride’s back shine.
Before finalizing her collection, Vera Wang decided to bring back conventional traditions giving us her personal version of the classic voluptuous white dresses, which seem to be a combination of fairy clouds and elegant lingerie pieces. And that’s also why Vera Wang may be the best choice if you are looking for an ethereal rock ‘n’ roll dress that aims at enhancing your body’s best assets.
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