3 Bridal Trends From Barcelona Bridal Week

3 Bridal Trends From Barcelona Bridal Week

From the runway to the aisle; the top trends headed from Europe to Australia.

By Candice Jackson | 26th May 2015

Spanish Bridal Week, held in Barcelona each year, is said to be the world epicentre of the bridal industry as one in every ten wedding dresses sold worldwide is of Spanish design.

The annual Barcelona Bridal Week took place in May this year, with a showcase of stunning European designers, whose 2016 collections will likely reach Australian shores as early as July, 2016.

However, if you can’t wait that long to find out what the major trends headed our way are, we’ve been chatting to the Brisbane Style Director of White Lily Couture, Alera Kingham who was on the ground at the event and has agreed to share her top 3 trend predictions for Australian brides-to-be.

Below are Alera’s notes on what the top three bridal trends from Barcelona Bridal Week were for Australian brides:

Tattoo Lace

Barcelona Bridal Week: Tattoo Lace

Barcelona Bridal Week: Tattoo Lace

Alera says the 2016 bridal season is set to be sophisticated and sexy, with tattoo lace emerging as one of next year’s biggest trends. She says this trend already made an appearance at the 2015 Met Gala, where it proved it could be both flattering for multiple builds and create a classy sexy edge.

Floral Embroidery

Barcelona Bridal Week: Lace

Barcelona Bridal Week: Floral Embroidery

“This trend is delicate and whimsical… I expect this trend to be popular with boho brides,” Alera says.

She says the Pronovias Atelier collection for 2016 delivers on romantic and fashion-forward styles to suit a range of brides, with the floral embroidery making the collection a real stand out.

Versatile Style

For the modern brides, Alera suggests the increased versatility of 2016 gowns will appeal to them. She mentions that more gowns have been designed with detachable linings, jackets and skirts, which are perfect for the bride who wants to change her look for receptions or has not decided on whether it will be a summer or winter wedding.


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Article by Candice Jackson

Candice Jackson is a former Journalist of Style Magazines. She has an uncontrollable sweet tooth, an irrational fear of birds and a love of travel. Candice believes in the Yes Man Philosophy.


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