The Best Bridal Trends from the Fall 2022 Runways

A/W 22 Fashion Month

The A/W22 Fashion Month has provided a fresh dose of trend inspiration for our bridal mood boards, spanning themes from minimalism and surrealism to art and craft.

Our team were on the ground throughout the major fashion weeks to bring you an industry exclusive bridal edit of the key trends to know for Fall, perfect for the bride looking for a romantic, winter wedding.

The Art Bride

Where art and fashion collide

The Story Of: Art and fashion intertwine in this new story for Fall that sees designers approach bridal wear with creativity and craftsmanship. This is a tale for the bride who favours the unexpected, flocking to off-kilter details, crafted material play, hand-rendered prints and trompe l’oeil silhouettes. Parallel the couture-esque craftsmanship of surrealist Schiaparelli and opt for crafted materials and illustrative prints as seen at Jil Sander and Issey Miyake 

The Accessories: Style with artful and intriguing details such as statement heel shoes and sculptural earrings that invite conversation and intrigue. Keep hair and make-up simple and fresh; the look itself is a masterpiece. 

As Seen At : Jil Sander, Schiaparelli, Issey Miyake, Alexander McQueen, Alaia, Simone Rocha, Jason Wu

Material Girl

Drape, Texture & Fold

The Story Of:  Create an understated sense of maximalism through intricate material play, opting for draping, shirring, folding and gathering that compliments the body’s curves. Layers of delicate sheers allow a romantic mood while glimmering sequins, as seen at Rick Owens, embellish the look with a sense of old Hollywood glamour. The soft satins of Halpern make for a classic bridal feel, or opt for something more every day, like silk-jersey, as seen at Khaite and Loewe. 

The Accessories: To balance the frivolous nature of this story, sharp footwear like point-toe-pumps or square toe iterations will create a decidedly fashion-forward finish. Opt for strong, geometric jewellery to balance the look with an air of futurism. 

As Seen At : Rick Owens, Loewe, Acne Studios, Khaite, Coperni, Halpern, Surpriya Lele, Yuhan Wang, Richard Quinn, Dries Van Noten 

A Quiet Place

Minimalism, Redefined

The Story Of: For bridal attire, minimalism never goes out of fashion, and this season’s runways delivered some effortlessly understated looks that captured sophistication, elegance and ease. Fluid, flowing lines, simple slip dresses, cape-style silhouettes and elegant draping underpin this story that is the very essence of The Story Of’s contemporary aesthetic. 

The Accessories: Less is more. Ask your hairstylist for natural waves, slick up do’s, glossy eyelids and glowing skin. A simple strap sandal or fuss-free mule will compliment this quiet narrative. Take note of new details like Jil Sander’s beaded headdresses or simple envelope clutches at Bevza. 

As Seen At : Jil Sander, Maximilian, Christian Dior, Bevza, Genny, Laura Biagiotti, Max Mara, Proenza Schouler, Peter Do, Saint Laurent, Victor Glemaud

A Vintage Revival

Timehoned silhouettes with a forever-appeal

The Story Of: A revival of vintage silhouettes that span the 1920’s through to the swinging sixties were key throughout the season, making for some classic bridal attire that will never go out of style. Take Erdem’s decedent drop-waist flapper gowns, or the classic fit and flare, corseted shapes of Brandon Maxwell and Emilia Wickstead. Mini-hemlines were the length du jour across the season. Channel this decidedly 60’s with longline boots for a contemporary spin on this time-honed silhouette. 

The Accessories: Opera gloves are making a comeback, making for the perfect accompaniment to this timehoned tale. Pair sleeveless dresses with gloves that grace the upper arm, and accessorise with simple pearl or diamond jewellery, with hair in a neat low-bun. 

As Seen At : Erdem, Giambattista Valli, Emilia Wickstead, Brandon Maxwell, Philosophy Di Lorenzo Serafini