The New York International Bridal Week 2012

The New York International Bridal Week 2012

Article by Keen Lee
Photo by Francis Latif

The New York International Bridal Week of 2012 that took place on Pier 94 in New York City from October 13th to 15th featured many international designers that include top USA designer Anne Barge, Indian designer Aruna Seth, UK designer Ian Stuart, and Asian designers Winnie Chlomin and Chris Lee of Winnie Couture.

Hundreds of bridal designers, retailers, and manufacturers attended and displayed their pieces at the grand Pier. The New York International Bridal Week provided a unified, convenient service and a one-stop buying experience for buyers who are looking for the perfect bridal gown and service package for their wedding. At the exhibition, people can also view and book services for their upcoming wedding. We especially love the fashion shows that were presented at the Fashion Theater at Pier 94.

It was a pleasure to attend the New York International Bridal Show of 2012. Though I do not fall into the category of a soon-to-be-bride, to witness the bridal market all at once was impressive. The bridal showcases triggered me to start thinking of my future bridal dress. Each and every design, style and silhouette of the bridal gowns left me in awe. If I were to get married, I would not be able to settle on one dress after viewing such a vast and amazing selection of bridal gowns! I would probably demand to wear more than one gown on the day of my wedding for this reason!

I enjoyed every moment of designer Anne Barge’s bridal show. The event was simply breath-taking as the music and lights elevated the runway for the beautiful models wearing Anne Barge’s gorgeous bridal gowns. I loved the collection because of the mix of modern, vintage and sophisticated look the models embodied. I was also attracted to the subtle but exquisite combination of flowers and lace that were used. The models justified the beauty and elegance of the gowns extremely well as they walked with grace and sophistication.

The first thing that comes to mind for wedding planning is all the time and hassle it would take to plan a beautiful and successful one, so what would make life easier during this planning process? An online website. I discovered The Little Dress Book, an online service geared towards helping brides find their perfect wedding dress and keeping them smiling in the process, to be one of the unique and innovative services for wedding planning out there.

I also got a chance to speak to many Asian designers during the event and I am truly impressed by all the beautiful and elegant designs they have shown during the New York International Bridal Week including:

Winnie Couture

Founders, Winnie Chlomin and Chris Lee, share a strong passion and devotion to the bridal industry which have gained them immediate continuous success. Winnie Couture became one of the fastest growing and high-in-demand bridal collections nationally and internationally in places like Europe and Asia. Winnie Couture is featured in InStyle, Brides, Modern Brides,  The Knot, Modern Luxury, and People.

Lis Simon

Lis Simon is a Canadian design company specializing in bridal gown design. Their goal is to deliver fashionable, great quality bridal gowns to brides around the world. Lis Simon believes in providing quality materials with excellent workmanship and providing clients with outstanding customer service.

Kitty Chen Couture

Kitty Chen designs her own unique dresses for weddings, fashion outing and fun. She combines her Eastern origins with Western demands, incorporating progressive designs with top quality materials, drop waistlines, together, with the sculpted bodices, glamorous necklines, drop waistlines, floating skirt with the fantastic look every woman dreams for on her wedding day

Jenny Yoo

Jenny Yoo creates a distinct brand of designer wedding dresses that imaginatively keep up with the demands of modern weddings and other unique occasions. Her prize-winning bridal and bridesmaid dressesare known for elegant style and refreshing simplicity.

Sophie Chang

Sophie Chang now runs a bridal company with her showroom located in the heart of downtown Portland, where she is surrounded by the youthful energy of the city and beautiful scenery.  With a strong culturally-influenced background and multicultural education, Sophie takes inspiration from modern innovation, organic structure, and architecture from all over the world.

Jane Wang

Jane Wang’s vision is elegant, stylish femininity; combined with a touch of tradition and modernism in upscale quality.  Her collections incorporate rich and luxurious fabrics including Duchess Silk Satin, Paper weight Silk Tafetta, Silk Charmuse, and an array of French lace.

Aruna Seth

Aruna Seth creates and designs uniquely glamorous shoes that elongate women’s legs with the comfort that they deserve. Seth is known and recognized for her style and use of Swavorski crystals.

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