Bridal Market NYC: Amsale, Christos and Kenneth Pool 2013 Collections

Couture bridal designer Amsale Aberra is best known as the creative force behind her signature collection, Amsale but did you know she is also the master-mind behind of well-loved bridal labels Kenneth Pool and Christos. One would think that designing three brands would blend, but not for Ms. Aberra. These three are as distinct as every bride.

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Christos always has a feel of being lightweight, airy and very much a princess. This season there was a larger usage of sheer illusion, lace appliqué that had a “painted on” feel to them.

Kenneth Pool seems to be the couture – well larger than life shapes and appearance.  With lots of beading, there is a balance between sophistication and grandeur without going over the top.

For her signature collection Amsale, she went back to where it all began.  As someone who created her own wedding dress, this season the collection was very clean, chic, classic.

Very well-respected and beloved in the wedding industry, Amsale takes multi-tasking to an entirely new level and she wouldn’t have it any other way.

If you would like to see all the pictures, take a look in the albums on the Yours In Bridal Facebook Page

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NYC Bridal market is winding down

Hi!  OMG the last 4 days have been on FIRE! Running from here to there; looking at countless dresses, speaking with designers and of course catching up with some of my friends in the industry.  Honestly, it is like a high school reunion.  OK, so I honestly hope that you’re been following along with my tweets and of course that you have subscribed to our facebook page.  There is just so much goodness on there, I can barely contain myself.

I’ve posted hundreds of photos from Reem Acra, Monique Lhuillier (did you hear my BIG an EXCLUSIVE ANNOUNCEMENT from Monique?! I’m the FIRST and ONLY Journalist she has shared this with!!), Ines Di Santo, Alfred Angelo, Simone Caravilli, Christos, Kenneth Pool, Amsale, Jenny Lee, Priscilla of Boston, St. Pucchi, Romona Keveza, Anne Bowen, Matthew Williamson, Vera Wang – WHEW!!  That’s only the first 4 days.  There are still more pictures to upload and shows today.  OH…look at the time.  I’ve gotta run, but…here are a few more of my favorite pictures.

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Remember, all the shows I attend, WILL HAVE PICTURES that I’ve taken (I tweet live from the shows – @bridalease) as well as the really pretty-pretty ones from my photographer when they are available.  There is just so much to share on trends, color, style and yes just a bit for the Royal Wedding.  I know!

Happy Monday

 

NYC Bridal market kicks off Fall Season

I’m completely in awe of all the bridal goodness I’ve seen so far.  Because I didn’t want to keep you in the dark for too long (even though I’ll have complete reporting in a day or two, I wanted to share with you some of my favorite pieces.

As for trends so far: Cap Sleeves, Illusion Sleeves, BOLD Necklaces on sweetheart or halter dresses, Intricate lace details, Beading (very small, very delicate – almost looks like it’s a part of the material), Daring and Bold, Light and Airy.

Here are just a few favorite pics  (ok, so there are 50) BUT…I’ve uploaded ALL MY PICTURES on our Yours In Bridal Facebook Page. If you’re not a fan – please “Like” the page so you’ll have up to the minute information on what’s happening in the world of bridal.  If you already do “Like Me”, THANK YOU!!

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OK….Pictures, pictures…. Alfred Angelo, Simone Caravilli, Christos, Kenneth Pool, Sarah Jassir (she’s the daring one – WOW-ZA), Amsale, Jenny Lee and Priscilla of Boston.