Cameo & Cufflinks is proud to be able to provide many of the same Say Yes to the Dress high-fashion designs that Kleinfelds does so our brides have the comfort & convenience of purchasing their wedding gown right here in Calgary. In order for us to offer our brides the most current bridal trends, we go straight to the source of high-fashion: New York! In October the staff at Cameo & Cufflinks visited New York City for Bridal Fashion week. The staff viewed the upcoming Spring 2016 collections and they weren't disappointed with the fabulous fashions & trends they experienced while in The Big Apple.
It was hard to choose the best trends coming for Spring 2016, but we've narrowed down a few of the most in-vouge styles that will be hitting the hangers in the new year! Below are our favourite styles, fashions, and photographs from our New York City fashion adventure!
Trending: Rose Gold
Rose gold has slowly been working its way into the jewellery boxes of the everyday woman for a few years now, and we were thrilled when we seen designer Thomas Knoell creating bridal accessories in this stunning hue. We have dozens of brides that come into the store with rose gold engagement rings, and it only makes sense for a fabulous new wave of bridal jewellery to feature earrings, necklaces, headpieces, and belts in the same blush tones! The pieces shown here are by our newest addition to the Cameo & Cufflinks Bling Room: Thomas Knoell Designs. All his pieces are hand made, and most of them are customizable in stone & setting colour!
Trending: Two Pieces
Two piece wedding gowns--whether a crop top, or a mini dress with detachable skirt--are trends that are here to stay! Even the fabulous JLM Couture head designer Hayley Paige (pictured above) wore a two piece wedding gown when she tied the knot this past summer. We're seeing two pieces not only on brides, but also on bridesmaids, and we can't get enough of this concept!
While in New York the Cameo & Cufflinks consultants seen many different variations of two piece wedding gowns, with each designer taking the concept and putting their own unique twist on the idea. A crop top allows for a fun, youthful vibe, without sacrificing an elegant bridal look. And a ballgown with detachable skirt gives brides a frugal means of changing into a dress with more mobility for the reception; practicality and the fashion forward idea marry together beautifully.
Trending: Two Comb Veils
The traditional aspect of a bride wearing a veil will never go out of style, but the slight variances in veil types are always changing. Tony Federici introduced several two comb veils into their Spring 2016 collection, and the results are beautiful, sweeping veil styles that gives life to a veil that might have otherwise hung with lacklustre at the back of the brides head. Different styles of these veils create different looks. Pictured above, and on the left, the two comb veils create looks that can be worn underneath any hairstyle, without creating too much opaque tulle gathering. Less gathering in the tulling allows the intricate, low back gowns to be shown off and not hidden beneath a veil.
When using different types of tulle (like the veil shown in Spanish tulle below) the two comb veil also allows for stunning architecture. The veil becomes more than just an accessory; the two combs allow for draping and architecture that make the veil a stunning focal point.
Trending: Satins, Silks & Dupioni
Move over lace! Satins, silks and dupioni dresses graced the runways in New York, and for the first time in several years, lace took a back seat to the fabric chosen by the majority of designers. Raw silk and dupioni are among the most breathable fabrics, which offer brides that are getting married in summer months or in a destination ceremony an alternative to hot chiffons, tulles, and heavy laces. Satin & silks are timeless fabrics, creating interesting structural architecture, while remaining elegant. Don't forget: Princess Diana's iconic wedding gown was raw silk!
We're certain that lace hasn't had it's day in the sun, but we are excited to offer our brides more selection beyond the beautiful, trendy lace gowns that we have seen over the past five years. Not only did we see lots of gowns made of these sleek, chic fabrics, but we also seen tons of organza & tulle gowns as well, all of which made lace an accent fabric rather than the focal point of the dress.