Opulence reigned the Spring/Summer 2013 bridal runway stage and set the tone for the upcoming wedding season. Exuding glamour with a touch of sophistication, Canadian labels Pavoni and Paraezo Couture stunned at World Mastercard Fashion Week.
THE BRUNETTES had the privilege of attending both of the runway presentations which featured embellished and corseted bodices that were paired with flowing and volume-filled skirts. Reviving a traditional princess aesthetic, Paraezo Couture showcased feminine ornamentation and intricate ruffling details while Pavoni embraced the color-infused wedding dress trend and experimented with subtly metallic tones.
Celebs like Jessica Biel, seen here in a candy pink Giambattista Valli gown paved way for the brightly colored wedding gown trend that is sweeping New York's fashion scene. Known for her delicately draped and demure gowns, Vera Wang took a risk this season with her crimson-hued Spring 2013 collection that was designed for the spirited bride who is willing to make a memorable style statement on her big day.
In addition to numerous princess dresses and color-infused gowns, we saw a return of the retro aesthetic with Monique Lhuillier and Oscar de la Renta's Spring 2013 designs that both featured an abundance of rich lace appliques and past-era silhouettes.
These fashions were reminiscent of those worn by one's mother and grandmother and displayed delicate hand embroidery and long veil accessories. In addition to these New York collections, we saw more retro lace applications at Chanel's haute couture show this past season and learned that traditional elegance never goes out of style.