Cushnie Bridal officially debuted during New York Bridal Fashion Week earlier this month and the collection is filled with feminine details and modern silhouettes. No traditional gowns here. The collection not only includes silk gowns with a range of necklines—strapless V-neck, long-sleeved, off-the-shoulder—but also white jackets, trousers, and tops, some of which comes with subtle beading, pearl trim, or Chantilly lace. The Cushnie Collection has pieces that would work for a variety of weddings: a jumpsuit to change into after a the ceremony, or simply to wear to City Hall. The collection also includes options for the bridal shower, rehearsal dinner, and reception.
Much of Cushnie’s inspiration for the bridal collection came from the experience of designing her own wedding celebration looks for her Mexico City nuptials last year. Though she said that experience was “difficult at first,” since she had no starting point or singular reference, Cushnie ultimately “didn’t really deviate from the Cushnie aesthetic.” She played with lace and a few ruffles, but designing a wedding wardrobe simply felt like a natural extension of her evening- and cocktail-focused line. “Launching bridal is something that I’ve wanted to do for quite some time,” she says. “I’ve been fortunate enough to work on custom bridal pieces for friends and family and have often re-created existing styles in white for customers who requested it for their wedding.” She adds: “My collections are always focused around the female form, creating clean silhouettes that make a woman feel both sexy and elegant. Bridal is the ultimate opportunity for me to do that in a really special way.”
This designer is definitely one to watch in the bridal fashion industry….