Designer Isaac Mizrahi promised on his Bridal show invite to put on a show & not bore the audience with “already seen” dresses & he delivered on this promise with every piece that walked the runway. This collection presented fun, girly, flirty alternatives in a sophisticated & modern way.
The use of black details & even full gowns has been a trend that’s been around for a couple of season in the Bridal market & Isaac didn’t just embrace the trend, but rather took it to a brand new level: edgy, wearable, yet appropriate. Using a black & white check taffeta for sashes & bows he incorporated not only color but also prints. Black floral appliqués & lace were great details for traditional amazingly constructed & perfectly fitted off white gowns. Another great option for the use of color was the introduction of black lace for the built in corsets.
There where also some pink tones in the collection. From a strapless ball gown with draped bodice in a blush antique pink with, of course, a black sash, to an ivory mermaid bodice complimented by full check pink & white dress with a lace overlay, the use of color was exquisite & never crossed the line to be considered over the top. The most memorable was a black tulle ball gown with a pink sash with a 3D flower appliqué that proved to be avant garde in color but a very appropriate silhouette wise for any wedding.
Of course there where also some traditional ball gowns that were fully embroidered & ornamented in crystal & pearl bodices, ruffles, laces, sheer details & everything else you would expect to see at a bridal show; however, these pieces were not enough to dampen the spirits of the young, flirty, fun… “new” ideas that made up the balance.
The mix of colors, prints, fabrics & silhouettes was a novel way of taking Bridal outside the proverbial box while always remaining sophisticated & mature.
Designer website: IsaacMizrahinyc.com