On Wednesday, October 4th I attended the Mark Zunino Bridal Show for New York Bridal Fashion Week. Mark Zunino’s collection was a stunning mix of intricate, feminine details such as soft lace and belled sleeves, paired with more daring details like heavy beading and low backs.
Zunino’s collection featured 34 different bridal looks, each more stunning than the next. I rounded up my favorites below:
This chantilly lace gown was embroidered with floral details. It also featured cold shoulder sleeves that produced a cape effect as the train of the dress sprawled out behind the model.
This gown would be perfect for a bride wanting to forego any beading or lace, but still wanting an elegant, special dress. This mermaid gown ruched down the center of the bodice to create a reverse chevron pattern. Arm drapes added a unique feature to the dress, but my favorite thing about it was the impeccable fit. Zunino has become well noted for creating gowns that look to be made especially for each bride, fitting them like a glove.
This mock turtleneck gown featured cap sleeves and a ruched bodice with a straight, full skirt. A wedding gown with such a high neckline is not something you see everyday, but Zunino made it look chic and elegant.
I couldn’t get enough of these independent long, bell sleeves. Although the silk gown lacks any beading, it may take a daring bride to try out such stunning, flared sleeves lined with small white satin buttons.
This gown was a true showstopper and we saw Zunino make a switch from soft lace and silk to diamond patterned beading. This ensemble is more than meets the eye, the organza overskirt detaches to give the bride the option of wearing the fishtail sheath gown separately. This is becoming more and more popular as brides want to wear full skirts walking down the aisle, but don’t necessarily want to deal with the hassle while they’re trying to dance the night away.
Zunino closed the show with this stunning floral lace ball gown with full, floor length bell sleeves. If that isn’t a bridal moment, we don’t know what is.
Mark Zunino was able to stick to what he does best with his latest Fall 2018 collection: an impeccable fit and a perfect emulsion of classic, demure looks mixed with innovative, daring features.