During New York Bridal Fashion Week, held Oct. 10 through 12, designers not only presented their fall 2024 collections, but also showed their support for one another, with some even attending each other’s presentations.
To share a message of peace in the early days of the Israel-Hamas war, the designer Peter Langner ended his runway show with John Lennon’s “Imagine.”
Because of the ongoing conflict, several Israeli designers, including Arava Polak, Galia Lahav, Lihi Hod and Berta, decided to cancel their shows. Pnina Tornai postponed her event to Nov. 2, but Julie Vino chose to present her collection as a show of “unity, compassion, and the hope for a brighter future,” she said in a news release. (There were no Palestinian designers involved in the week’s events.)
Bridal Fashion Week also included a few debuts from up-and-coming designers, like Zoe Rowyn and Soucy. Several designers unveiled new boutiques and showrooms: Amsale and Rime Arodaky opened flagship stores in SoHo, and Julie Vino opened a flagship in Midtown. Nadia Manjarrez opened her first New York showroom in Chelsea, and Mark Ingram Atelier moved to a bigger space in Midtown to mark its 20th anniversary,
Many of next fall’s bridal designs drew inspiration from the 1990s and early 2000s. Here’s some of what we saw.
Slimmer wedding dress silhouettes, like the column and sheath, have been popular for the last several seasons. But with the popularity of second dresses for the reception, more brides are choosing to wear big, voluminous gowns again for their vows before changing into something more party worthy.
“It’s common for brides today to have a second, third and sometimes a fourth look,” said Mark Ingram, the owner of Mark Ingram Atelier and creative director of Mark Ingram Bride, which presented a strapless