Retailer Picks

OUR RETAIL MEMBERS GIVE US THEIR TOP PICKS FROM THE NEW YORK MARKET

 
 

Chic Parisien

1. WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE COLLECTION?

I TRULY DID NOT HAVE ONE FAVORITE. I FELT THAT MANY OF THE COLLECTIONS I SAW WERE VERY ON POINT WITH WHAT BRIDES ARE ASKING FOR. ROMONA KEVEZA WAS INCREDIBLY OPULENT AND RICH THIS SEASON.

2. WHAT NEW TREND ARE YOU ADDING TO YOUR BUY?

THE TREND I SAW THROUGHOUT THE MARKET WAS THE USE OF OVERSKIRTS. THEY ARE BEING USED TO CREATE A SECOND LOOK WITH ONE DRESS AND EVEN OVER MINI SKIRTS.

3. WHAT ARE YOUR BRIDES ASKING FOR?

BRIDES ARE ASKING FOR BALLGOWNS. THERE HAS BEEN SO MUCH DOMINATION FROM THE FITTED SILHOUETTES AND NOW BRIDES SEEM TO BE SHIFTING BACK TO FULLER A-LINES AND PLAIN BALLGOWNS. WE ARE ALSO GETTING REQUESTS FOR DROP-WAISTS. 

 

mark ingram

1. WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE COLLECTION?

I HAD A FEW FAVORITES; NAEEM KHANMARCHESAOSCAR DE LA RENTA AND INES DI SANTO EACH AT THE TOP OF THEIR GAMES!

2. WHAT NEW TREND ARE YOU ADDING TO YOUR BUY? 

I AM ADDING A FEW. DEFINITELY THE BRIDAL PANT SUIT, WHICH I PURCHASED LAST SEASON FROM ELIE SAAB, AND IN AUGUST FROM VIKTOR&ROLF, SIMPLE TAILORED GOWNS AND 70'S BOHO COUTURE.

3. WHAT ARE YOUR BRIDES ASKING FOR? 

SLEEK TAILORED GOWNS FROM OSCAR AND HERRERA'S LAST COLLECTION ARE SELLING VERY WELL. THAT TREND WILL CONTINUE. SLEEVES AND VOLUME IN SKIRTS, BUT LIGHTWEIGHT, SEEMS TO BE ON MY BRIDES WISH LIST.

 

bridal galleria

1. WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE COLLECTION?

THE TWO MOST STRIKING LINES WERE INES DI SANTO AND BERTA BRIDALINES, FOR HER BEAUTIFUL TREATMENTS OF LACES, EMBROIDERIES AND BEADING IN ALL SILHOUETTES. THEY WERE SENSUAL, YET FEMININE, A FINE LINE THAT IS TRULY HARD TO STRADDLE. HER COLLECTION WAS WELL BALANCED BOTH IN STYLES, AS WELL AS PRICE. BERTA GOWNS WERE TRULY GORGEOUS THIS SEASON. SHE REALLY AMPED UP THE GLAMOUR WITH EXQUISITE NEW BEADING, EMBROIDERIES, AND LACES. THESE EYE CANDIES TRULY LOOK RED CARPET READY! 

2. WHAT NEW TREND ARE YOU ADDING TO YOUR BUY? 

I'M LOVING THE HI-LOW'S, SHORT DRESSES AND JUMPSUITS. WITH THE OVER SATURATION OF ENDLESS PARADE OF GOWNS ONLING, OUR BRIDES ARE STARTING TO LOOK FOR SOMETHING THAT IS UNIQUELY DIFFERENT. A DEPARTURE FROM THE TRADITIONAL SILHOUETTES ALLOWS THEM TO EXPRESS THEIR PERSONAL STYLE.  

3. WHAT ARE YOUR BRIDES ASKING FOR?

"SEXY," STILL REIGNS SUPREME,THOUGH I’M SEEING MORE DEMAND FOR SIMPLER, CLASSIC GOWNS. V NECKS ARE VERY STRONG AND OFF THE SHOULDER LOOKS ARE MAKING A COMEBACK. FITTED SLEEVES OF ANY LENGTH IS VERY MUCH IN DEMAND.AT THE END OF THE DAY, ALL BRIDES JUST WANT TO LOOK THEIR PRETTIEST, SKINNIEST, AND YOUNGEST. AND WHATEVER DRESS THAT FULFILLS THIS, THEY WILL BUY, PROVIDED THAT THE PRICE IS RIGHT. AS BUYERS, FINDING THE MAGIC COMBINATION OF STYLE, FIT, VALUE AND WEARABILITY IS AN ELUSIVE HUNT. THE TREASURE HUNT CONTINUES NEXT MARKET...

 

Bridal Reflections

1. WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE COLLECTION?

DURING BRIDAL WEEK WE VIEWED MANY OF THE NEWEST COLLECTIONS FROM TODAY'S TOP DESIGNERS. WE ESPECIALLY ENJOYED GALIA LAHAV, ROMONA KEVEZA, EVE OF MILADY, STEPHEN YEARICK. THESE COLLECTIONS WERE HIGHLIGHTS BECAUSE THEY WERE TRUE TO THEIR UNIQUE IDENTITY WHILE STILL IMPLEMENTING SOME OF THE HOTTEST TRENDS - WITH A TWIST!

2. WHAT NEW TRENDS ARE YOU ADDING TO YOUR BUY?

WE WILL BE ADDING MORE STYLES THAT ARE BOHEMIAN CHIC - SOFT AND DELICATE - TO OUR BUY THIS SEASON.

3. WHAT ARE YOUR BRIDES ASKING FOR?

OUR BRIDES HAVE REALLY BEEN ASKING FOR A-LINE GOWNS, LACE AND CLEAN LINES. OUR BUYS THIS SEASON SHOULD BE ESPECIALLY EXCITING TO NEW BRIDES. 

 

Joan Pillow

1. WHAT WAS MY FAVORITE COLLECTION?

MIRA ZWILLINGER, ALTHOUGH LIMITED IN THE NUMBER OF GOWNS PRESENTED, SHE OFFERED SOMETHING NEW AND WAS REQUESTED FREQUENTLY BY OUR BRIDES. NECKLINES THAT ARE ON THE SHOULDER AND HAVE A LOW, BEAUTIFUL BACK. OUR CUSTOMERS IN ATLANTA AND IN HOUSTON LOVE THIS COLLECTION BECAUSE IT IS UNLIKE ANY OTHER COLLECTION.

2. WHAT NEW TREND ARE YOU ADDING TO YOUR BUY?

MONIQUE LHUILLIER HAS HAD OVERSKIRTS THAT ACCOMPANY SOME OF THEIR GOWNS AND NOW OTHER DESIGNERS ARE ADDING THIS ITEM TO THEIR COLLECTION. WE WILL FIRST LOOK TO OUR CURRENT DESIGNER LISTS BEFORE WE SEARCH A NEW RESOURCE. THESE OVERSKIRTS ALLOW THE BRIDE TO HAVE TWO UNIQUE LOOKS FOR HER WEDDING AND SHE STILL IS ABLE TO ENJOY WEARING HER GOWN.

3. WHAT ARE YOUR BRIDES ASKING FOR?

RAISED NECKLINES VERSUS STRAPLESS. THE BEST OPTION IS TO HAVE A BOLERO OVER THE GOWN FOR THE CEREMONY AND THEN REMOVE IT FOR THE RECEPTION. A SECOND THING THAT I HEAR IS "SOME LACE BUT NOT 'ALL’ LACE.’" ROMONA KEVEZA HAS THIS IN HER COLLECTION. LACE BODICES WITH ILLUSION NECKLINES THAT BORDER THE SHOULDER WITH LACE AND SKIRTS OF SILK CREPE. THIS IS JUST AN ELEGANT LOOK.

 

Kleinfeld Bridal

1. WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE COLLECTION?

THERE WERE MANY FAVORITES IN THE MARKET THIS SEASON BUT THE ONE THAT STANDS OUT IS MARK ZUNINO. HE SHOWED A DIVERSE COLLECTION OF SILHOUETTES WITH DELICATE FABRICS AND DETAILED EMBROIDERY PERFECT FOR TODAY'S BRIDE.

2. WHAT NEW TRENDS ARE YOU ADDING TO YOUR BUY?

A NEW TREND WE ARE ADDING TO OUR BUY IS MORE SOFT BODIES AND UNCONSTRUCTED SILHOUETTES.

3. WHAT ARE YOUR BRIDES ASKING FOR?

AT KLEINFELD, BRIDES ARE ASKING FOR A VARIETY OF STYLES BUT WE SEE TRADITIONAL SILHOUETTES LIKE SIMPLE A-LINES WITH MINIMUM EMBELLISHMENT MAKING A COMEBACK. 

 

Mon Amie BRIDAL SALON

1. WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE COLLECTION?

THIS IS MY BIG PROBLEM, I LOVE WEDDING GOWNS! LAZARO WAS VERY STRONG. SUZANNE NEVILLE UPPED HER GAME AND WAS AMAZING AND REALLY LIKED THE VIKTOR & ROLF

2. WHAT NEW TRENDS ARE YOU ADDING TO YOUR BUY?

THREE STRONG TRENDS-SPARKLE, TEXTURE, AND CLEAN. EACH ONE HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE OTHER BUT ALL STRONG INDEPENDENTLY. I HAVE BEEN SHYING AWAY FROM TEXTURED LACED BUT IT CERTAINLY WILL BE ADDED TO OUR BUY.

3. WHAT ARE YOUR BRIDES ASKING FOR?

BRIDES ARE ASKING FOR TWO SEPARATE ELEMENTS, DECONSTRUCTION, AND MORE FASHION AT A LESSER PRICE...IF ONLY MY WAND WORKED!

 

Panache Bridal

1. WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE COLLECTION?

MY FAVORITE COLLECTION WAS YOLANCRISIT WAS FRESH AND TRULY DEFINED. THERE WAS SOME EDITORIAL GOWNS THAT COULD EASILY BE PUBLISHED IN A FANTASTIC SPREAD YET THEY DID ENOUGH COMMERCIAL PIECES THAT I KNOW PANACHE BRIDES LIVE. THEY DID DIFFERENT TREATMENTS ON CLASSIC SILHOUETTES AND THEIR LAYERING OF DIFFERENT LACES WORKED AND WERE SUBLIME.

2. WHAT NEW TREND ARE YOU ADDING TO YOUR BUY?

I AM ADDING PIECES THAT MAY HAVE EITHER A BEADED TOP OR LACE AND BEADED TOP TOVERY CLEAN CREPE SKIRTS. WHETHER THE SKIRT IS A TRUMPET OR FLAT A SKIRT. 

3. WHAT ARE YOUR BRIDES ASKING FOR?

OUR BRIDES ARE ASKING FOR BALL GOWNS. THE RESURGENCE FOR THIS SILHOUETTE IS LOUD AND CLEAR. I WAS PLEASED THAT MANY DESIGNERS WHO TYPICALLY DO NOT USUALLY HAVE THIS SHAPE ON THEIR LINE DID ONE OR TWO FOR THIS SEASON.

RETAIL SPOTLIGHTLee Muston