Brides might scale back on their guest lists because of economic instability, but designers are still banking on them to splurge on wedding gowns.
While attendees at this week’s bridal market, which got under way Oct. 15 in Manhattan, were making some adjustments, they were accentuating the positive about business. Vera Wang, whose directional collections tend to set the pace for other designers’ future seasons, offered gowns in unexpected shades: chestnut, gray, maize and celadon. The designer said she wanted to play with color “to provide a light, optimistic antidote to a dark fall.”
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"