I returned from my buying trip to NYC and just when I think I can't possibly be blown away by the new collections they get me...so excited to offer these collections to my brides, and inspired to create as well!! It's such a synergistic moment! I had the pleasure to visit and tour the Pronovias Flagship salon, and place an advance 2011 order! The dresses above are all part of the 2011 collection and will be available exclusively at Maya Couture as early as June 2010!
So what's hot for the coming seasons? Layers of bountiful ruffles and tiered skirts are huge! Whether they flow from a fitted bodice or ball gown silhouette they make an airy statement full of flair!
Bows are everywhere....minimal and tasteful unlike the bold bows on gowns from the 80's. The bow is present as an accent to the bustline, or hidden in the tucks of pick-up ball gowns, and along the back zipper or train. They are sweet, classic, with modern updates.
Tulle gowns always seem to fade in and out quietly. Next season they are in! From the short 50's ball gown shapes to ultra-minis or spilling from an elongated bodice, they are soft and stunning!
Texture and three-dimensional details offer such a luxurious look next season. Gowns of organza with mikado flowers, chiffon with feathers and beads or multi-layer blends of English net, Swiss dots, and Chantilly lace are just a few of the looks we will see next season.
Other strong trends from this season that will carry into 2011 include the one-shoulder gowns. This look is elegant and adds length to any woman's body. It can work on the simplest of designs to the bold frocks coming down the runway next season. The one-shoulder looks stunning with an accent like a brooch, floral and feathered pieces, or a great woven focal point.
Short hemlines keep getting shorter. I saw fun and flirty dresses from tea-length to ultra-mini and mod! If you desire two looks and you want one to be casual yet sassy at your reception, seek out one of many short looks coming next season. I've ordered a bunch and will post photos as we get them.
There is surely a look for every bride. The new collections exude impeccable detailing, vintage charm on modern designs, and the most sumptuous fabrics to choose from. We can't wait for the new collections to arrive and help you find your dream gown!