New Zealand Fashion Week
22 - 28th August 2016

Backstage Blog

NZ Weddings Magazine


Boasting show-stopping wedding trends for the bohemian bride all the way to the contemporary soon-to-be Mrs, this was the perfect opportunity for an up-close and personal look at the stunning creations of top bridalwear specialists Alma Wong, Hera Couture, Daisy by Katie Yeung, Modes, Vinka Design, Margaret Wray, Anna Schimmel, Jessica Bridal and Trish Peng in action. Modes and Margaret Wray explained the inspiration behind their collections.

In a showcase of their 2018 couture gowns, Modes gave us a taste of what to expect in couture bridal fashion over the next 12 months. The collection has a strong European botanical theme, featuring a lineup of unique and stunning gowns. Drawing on said theme, Modes had "beautifully handcrafted hair crowns, made especially for the show" with soft romantic hair, complementing both the dresses and headpieces.

The Margaret Wray Spring Summer 2018 collection "introduces current trends, such as wide leg trousers and separates, whilst maintaining the vintage feel", with the designer explaining "the combination of new silhouettes in sumptuous European silks alongside intricate lace paneling creates a real statement look and something very unique." Keeping the hair soft and simple with loose waves running through it, topped off with headpieces by Nichoa Ruby to create "the most stunning finishing touch" to the gowns.

Deborah Raj