Designer Vera Wang is eschewing the bridal runway for the second season in a row, instead choosing to tell the story of her Spring 2016 collection through film. Collaborating with director Gordon Von Steiner, the new short, Hotel Madrid, is about sensuality, with heavy sexual overtones. “Brides want to feel more sensual, more exposed, more sexual,” Wang told Yahoo Style. “I like to think I’m translating a movement in wedding fashion with my own vocabulary.”
The film exposes a more provocative side to a bridal category that has so many restrictions. The inspiration is drawn from transparency, sensuality, sexuality, and grace.
The collection features a combination of white, ivory and black accents. A selection of gowns expose a strong combination of different materials transposed into one look from lace accents transitioning into bolder silks and overexposed tulle, meanwhile other gowns are more classic the use of a single yet intricate fabrics. Chantilly lace and French tulle are dominant as this season’s bridal gowns are more transparent, form fitting and sleek in silhouette. Embellishments of crystals, bows, ribbons, organza and silk flower details are showcased giving definition to a soft and airy collection. The predominant accessory however, is the fine lingerie.