Here comes the bride… in a crop top Oscar de la Renta shows bridal
collection in New York with pants and a bare midriff
14:30 GMT, 19 April 2012
Ab fab: Taking one of the most notable trends of the spring 12' shows, Oscar de la Renta paired the popular midriff with traditional in his bridal collection
Oscar de la Renta sent a model down his Bridal Spring 2013 runway wearing pants and a crop top Monday.
Taking his cue from one of the most notable trends to come out of the spring 2012 ready-to-wear collections, the designer teamed the ab-fab trend with the traditional.
Designer's banded together in support of the midriff during the spring shows in September, with retro-style bras worn as tops making multiple appearances.
Often paired with a pencil or flared skirt, a la Sophia Loren or a latter-day Bridgette Bardot, or they were seen in crop tops teamed with slouchy, relaxed trousers for a sporty feel.
Oscar de la Renta echoed the trend in this relaxed and modern, yet simultaneously elegant and classic silhouette.
While it might not conform to your more custom and accepted bridal get-up, this look is just one of the many fashion-forward, less-traditional, trends coming out of this season's Bridal Fashion Week.
Unorthodox was a prominent theme
throughout the Oscar de la Renta show – there were baby blue tiered
tulle skirts, a scarlet red chiffon gown and a pastel printed floral dress covered in sequined embroidery.
other look told a story of either grandeur or tradition, with
voluminous, princess-worthy gowns walking right next to corded Chantilly
lace and elaborate lace-trimmed cathedral veils.
However Oscar de la Renta is not the only designer turning traditional wedding outfits on their heads.
Carolina Herrera, the designer behind the famed Twilight wedding dress, debuted a bridal collection full of looks created to cater to various different sensibilities.
Most noteworthy was her 'trench' gown, a strapless dress with a double-breasted,
buttoned bodice, and a classic pantsuit complete with a look-at-me wide brimmed straw hat.
Jagger's masculine ivory tuxedo for her wedding with Mick Jagger
immediately springs to mind, the perennially classic but off-kilter
choice seamlessly blending traditional with modern.
The designer told Reuters: 'I think it's totally fun because it's different from what you're
expecting a bride to wear.'
Breaking tradition: Unorthodox was a prominent theme
throughout the Oscar de la Renta show, with a printed floral dress covered in sequined embroidery, a scarlet red chiffon gown, and baby blue tiered
I see red: The Chinese believe the colour brings fortune and luck – one of the many fashion-forward, less-traditional, trends coming out of this season's Bridal Fashion Week
In complete disregard for the often-strict bridal code, Vera Wang's collection, although seeped in tradition, was entirely red.
The designer showed breathtaking and other-worldly gowns in dahlia red, scarlet, rust, crimson and vermilion.
While Ms Wang showed not a speck of white or ivory, Oscar de la Renta dabbled in the colour, which the Chinese believe brings fortune and luck, featuring two red dresses in his collection.
If not just making Bridal Fashion Week a little less yawn-inducing, these designers are proving that trend, tradition and personality can work together flawlessly when it comes to saying 'I do'.