"innovative twists on traditional bridal design, fairy-tale femininity & unapologetic glamour!"..
Our Blush Bridal fashionistas continued their relentless tour of NYC Bridal Market yesterday with a trip to meet with Amsale Aberra - creative director for the Amsale, Christos and Kenneth Pool collections! Here is their combined report for all three collections.
First up was Amsale! Renowned for its modern sensibility, the Fall 2013 collection was a sophisticated ode to the "sleek style of New York City." Gowns featured innovative twists on traditional bridal design with a host of chic necklines and unique plays on volume- including an exaggerated tulip skirt, several detached trains, and softly draped peplums. Our two favorite looks effortlessly combined classic and contemporary details. A romantic ball gown got a modern update with a scoop-neck bodice that created lent a casual air to an otherwise formal look; while a structured column gown with a modest bateau neckline, surprised us with a detached train and embroidered sheer back. Whether living in New York or not, fashionable and sophisticated brides everywhere will love these timeless looks!
Next was Christos! Always romantic at heart, the Fall 2013 collection was a dreamy confection of fairy-tale femininity. Featuring the finest silk organza, the softest of tulles, the prettiest floral appliqués and the most exquisite of laces, these newest Christos gowns were the epitome of modern romance. The move away from strapless gowns continued here as we saw everything from soft illusion necklines to delicate cap sleeves and even full-length gauzy tulle sleeves. Our favorite was a softly fluted tulle gown that featured unique v-front straps that seemed to twinkle as they draped over the shoulders. The other detail we loved in this new collection was found when the models turned around: featuring sheer backs and lace-framed cut outs, the backs of these gowns were just as stunning as much as the fronts! Whether looking from the front or the back, there's no arguing that from every angle the Fall 2013 Christos collection was sublimely perfect.
Finally was Kenneth Pool! Easily the most elaborate of the three collections designed by Amsale Aberra, this Fall 2013 collection was all about unapologetic glamour. Brides who are not afraid of the spotlight will love the drama in this season's grand ball gowns and sexy mermaids! Duchesse satin dominated the collection, but was well balanced by accents of soft tulle as well as complete looks in silk organza, silk taffeta and metallic lace. As always, we drooled over the couture details of this collection- from opulent organza ruffles to exquisite Swarovski beadwork. Our favorite look from the collection was a voluminous satin ball gown that balanced a clean bodice with an artfully draped skirt, and featured an elaborate crystal belt at the natural waistline. Truly the embodiment of fantasy and drama, glamorous brides everywhere while love the Fall 2013 collection from Kenneth Pool!
~ story by Ashley Child ~ photos by Lorna Paterson