From Milan to New York the selfie craze continues. Dolce & Gabbana kicked off this new trend at Milan Fashion Week last month and now it has spilled over into New York Bridal Fashion Week.
Dolce & Gabbana captivated the audience in their Love for Italy show by having models take selfies on the runway that were immediately shared on Instagram with model Zhenya Katava bringing in more than 69k likes for the one she took during the show.
Well the ‘selfie runway trend’ continues but designer Reem Acra has taken the new craze just one step further. Introducing the “Bridal Selfie Stick!” During Reem’s Fall 2016 bridal show one of his models walked down the aisle / runway with the glammed up, crystal-encrusted wedding accessory.
The bridal selfie stick goes for a cool $500 at the designer’s New York boutique and it’s been reported that they are already out of stock! The device is covered in Swarovski crystals and Acra has also paired the popular accessory with sparkling headphones to match. The Lebanese designer told Vogue, “The bridal selfie stick and headphones were a way for me to communicate a bride’s desire to tune out the rest of the world and simply have fun.”
Dolce & Gabbana drew their inspiration from the tourist of Italy with an added a spin of modern technology by adding cell phones throughout their show on the runway. Stefano Gabbana tells Vogue, “There is technology in the collection too. But the most important thing this time is that we are not young anymore and we are not old, but we need to look at the new generation. So this one is kind of a dream. It’s very Dolce.”
Acra’s bedazzled headphones were worn by all of the models during her show, but the coveted bridal selfie stick didn’t make its appearance until the end of the show when the models did their final walk through. Both design houses did a great job adding fun and technology to the runway this season.