Vera Wang spring 2016 Bridal collection

 

Wedding Dresses or Lingerie?

 

Possibly the most iconic designer of bridal gowns, Vera Wang has made her name with elegant, princess-worthy gowns every bride dreams of wearing. Then with her 2012 collection, Vera Wang shocked the world by sending black and nude wedding dresses down the runway. Pushing the envelope of traditional bridal wear, Wang has since experimented with color and shapes; however, her most recent collection is one of the most exiting and innovative yet. Here we take a look at the main themes of Vera Wang's Spring 2016 Bride collection.

 

Images © Vera Wang 2015

Transparency

Vera Wang's vision for the modern bride is transparent – quite literally! The figure-hugging gowns in translucent tulle and lace showcase the model's yet again see-through Chantilly lace underwear.  The layers of transparency leave little to the imagination, as only bejeweled threads accessorize the stunning dresses. The collection is in contrast with the traditional image of bridal chastity, and transparency is Wang's new frontier in challenging the norm of wedding attire.

Images © Vera Wang 2015

Boudoir

With all eyes on her, the bride is the center of attention on her wedding day, yet Vera Wang's collection offers an intimate and private look at the bride. With minimalist makeup and undone hair, it seems that Wang's bride is not at her wedding, but still inside her boudoir – and the completely transparent designs feel more appropriate for the boudoir rather than the aisle. 

Images © Vera Wang 2015

Lingerie

The delicate fabrics and tight silhouettes make Vera Wang's Spring 2016 bridal collection comparable to lingerie. The tulle skirt with its visible seams is reminiscent of a petticoat, and the fragile quality of tulle and the sheerness of lace bring to mind the most luxurious lingerie garments. Contrasting black underwear beneath the sheer ivory lace is provokingly sexy and decidedly un-bridal.

 Images © Vera Wang 2015

Images © Vera Wang 2015

Sensuality

The lingerie and transparency motifs bring out the sexuality of Wang's bride. To accompany her vision, the designer published a short film titled “Hotel Madrid.” The scenes of scantily-clad models in a stranded hotel are evocative of Madonna's “Justify My Love” and Beyoncé's more recent “Haunted” music videos, where sexuality takes center stage. However, Wang's bride looks not only sexy, but also ethereal and nonchalant – it is a subtle sensuality that saturates the Spring 2016 collection.

Images © Vera Wang 2015

Fashion 

As with her other collections, Vera Wang unites bridal with fashion: the elegant and classic non-sheer gown of the spring 2016 collection has trendy cutouts, the dramatic black gown exposes the model's midriff and features ostrich feathers, the dress with a mini skirt and tulle overlays is reminiscent of the It-girl and fashionista Olivia Palermo's modern wedding gown. Other dresses are accessorized with oversized bows and sheer panels, resembling contemporary red carpet gowns. 

 

Images © Vera Wang 2015

With her latest collection, Vera Wang keeps pushing the limits of what is acceptable in bridal. The transparency and lingerie quality of her gowns challenge tradition and the norm. Vera Wang shows a different perspective on wedding gowns and thus continuously reinvents bridal wear. The breathtaking dresses of her Spring 2016 collection are designed for a strong, modern woman who is fashionable and sensual. 

Images © Vera Wang 2015

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