Amsale: Cascading rosettes as well as bows and brooches adorned Amsale Aberra’sdresses, in a lineup that ranged from full-skirted princess gowns tomermaid styles with vintage appeal.
Angel Sanchez: Asymmetry marked some of the highlights of Angel Sanchez’s collection,as in a sequin trumpet gown overlaid with French net gathered at the hipand knee, and a crystal-and-organza-embroidered princess gown withcascading zigzag tulle panels. Anna Maier: The Anna Maier/Ulla-Maija collection featured a variety of gowns withbeautifully draped full skirts and two short princess-cut dresses, butthe standout was a one-shoulder lace column dress.
Badgley Mischka:A vintage flair seemed to appeal to Mark Badgley and JamesMischka, who showed four gowns each from their Badgley Mischka Bridaland Mark & James lines.
Carolina Herrera: Carolina Herrera looked to strong creative women for her collection,from a nod to singer Edith Piaf with a pale pink tulle mermaidsilhouette embroidered with a sequin floral design to sculptor CamilleClaudel. Christos: Christos brides prefer understated glamour, and this season, thecollection was full of beautiful princess gowns with tulle skirts and,for subtle drama, two variations of skirted ballgowns with ruffles thatcreate plenty of texture.
Douglas Hannant: Empire waist gowns were the highlight of Douglas Hannant’s collection,shown along with princess and mermaid numbers, covered with tiers ofChantilly lace or fan-embroidered tulle. Kenneth Pool: For Amsale’s Kenneth Pool collection, the more high-drama lineup for the Amsale Group, the beautiful beadwork on belts, straps and bodices set it apart.
Lela Rose: The Lela Rose collection featured body-conscious, timelessshapes, ranging from the strapless princess cut with a smoky gray sashand embroidery to the tulle cap-sleeve mermaid cut.
Marchesa: A draped gown with asymmetric flower appliqués and cascading tulleruffles, and a lace column dress with an asymmetric peplum bowed in thewaist were the stars of Georgina Chapman’s lineup for Marchesa.
Peter Langer: Strapless gowns were the norm at Peter Langer, where detailed bodicesgave way to the full-skirted princess gowns. The standouts were an ivorygown with a green sash around the bust, and a tiered, ruched straplessgown with a bow at the side bust.
Monique Lhuillier: Monique Lhuillier offered much to satisfy many a fairy-tale dream, withgowns covered in frothy rosettes or featuring beautifully embroideredcorsetry.
Nicole Miller: Nicole Miller’s girl is fit and young, judging from the unadorned,body-conscious trumpet silhouette that prevailed — perfect for thebombshell bride.
Oscar de la Renta: With each look, Oscar de la Renta fulfilled one beautiful weddingfantasy after another, offering standouts such as a mermaid shape withembroidered tulle and an icy blue underlay, and a princess sillhouettewith an intricate guipure strapless top and full ostrichfeather-embroidered skirt.
Priscilla of Boston Collections: The Priscilla of Boston group, which includes the Melissa Sweet, Jewel, Vineyard and Platinum divisions, has something for every bride. Thisseason, though, the red cocktail dresses that opened the show set thetone for edgier styles such as a short, feathered dress and vest, alongwith stylish extravagant headpieces.
Reem Acra: With her trademark mixed-media fare, Reem Acra showed a beautifulcollection of gowns with tiered full skirts topped with lingerie-stylecorsets and lots of floral embroidery on everything from a side trainthat ran up to a gathered waist to a tulle sleeveless underlay thatspiced up a less-adorned princess dress.
Romona Keveza: For Romona Keveza’s signature collection, drama and fairy-tale elementsprevailed, as seen in a black one-shoulder ballgown and another with aflower-embroidered bust with scattered embroidery along the skirt.
Vera Wang: Rivers of tulle rippled and swirled into rosettes and feathery trains asVera Wang showed a dreamy collection of bridal gowns in hues thatranged from white to a soft blush and a pretty, pale lilac.
“Azzedine has been one of the biggest influences in my life. He has always been such a strong, loving, fatherly figure to me. I call him Papa. His designs are indescribably unique, they are pieces of art. He knew how to make the female form look its loveliest. I have so many memories of him; my favorite might be during my first show with him in Paris. He liked me and he wanted to help me get more work. He called all his friends at Kenzo and Comme des Garcons, and asked them to book me. They said, ‘But she can’t walk!’ And he said, ‘but she has such a great ass!' His friendship and support has been the great privilege of my career. I can't imagine life without him. Repose en paix mon Papa.” - @stephanieseymour tells @wwd. #wwdfashion (📷: @steveeichner) #alaia #azzedinealaia
Azzedine Alaïa, flanked by two of his closest friends, models Stephanie Seymour and Naomi Campbell.
He designed Seymour’s dress for her 1995 wedding to Peter Brant, and treated Campbell (who famously called him Papa), like a daughter. For more on the legendary designer, tap the link in bio. #wwdfashion #alaia #azzedinealaia
Azzedine Alaïa's “I-did-it-my-way” ethos stood out starkly at a time when brands are experimenting with consumer-facing fashion shows, coed formats and trans-seasonal collections – anything to perk up lackluster sales of ready-to-wear in an age of Insta-everything. “It’s not creation anymore. This becomes a purely industrial approach,” the late designer told WWD in an interview last year. “But anyway, the rhythm of collections is so stupid. It’s unsustainable. There are too many collections.” Read more about the iconic designer’s life and work on wwd.com, link in bio. #wwdfashion #azzedinealaia (📷: @WWD Archive, 1986) #alaia
Sneaker reselling app @goat’s latest exhibit, "The Greatest: New York," tells the story of New York's sneaker culture. To celebrate the exhibit, an intimate crowd gathered on Thursday night at the pop-up gallery space, located at Platform in Culver City, to hear guest speaker and illustrator @esymai talk about her own rise in streetwear and women in the business. "For me I'm just someone who is creative. I like to create things," said Chang. #wwdfashion
Azzedine Alaïa, one of the most iconic couturiers of the modern era whose body-con designs defined Eighties fashion, has died in Paris. The diminutive Tunisian-born designer, known for his structured knitted dresses with fitted waists and impeccably cut, figure-hugging second skin silhouettes was deeply admired by his peers, and counted supermodel Naomi Campbell - his adoptive daughter - among his inner circle, one of a gang of glamazons including Farida Khelfa, Carla Bruni and Stephanie Seymour who became ambassadors of his style. (📷: Alexandre Guirkinger) #wwdblast