Mira Zwillinger Spring 2016 Trunk Show

Mira Zwillinger’s “Stardust” collection for spring 2016 was absolutely magical, after all, doesn’t every bride want a little bit of fairy dust in their life? We’ve selected our favorite gowns from the collection, which featured silver appliqués, lamé lace, and shimmering tulle. The silhouettes ranged from sexy and sophisticated to airy and innocent. Our trunk starts tomorrow and runs through Saturday. Please call 202 965 4696 or email info@carinesbridal.com for appointments.

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Bridal Market Trends- Spring 2016

Well, we are back from Bridal Market in New York! As with every season, there is a lot to take in, but we made sure to take note of every trend and report back to our brides! So, here is your bridal fashion breakdown for spring 2016. The top 5 trends are…

Crop Top

For brides looking for something a little more funky, the crop top effect can be a fun and playful look. The key to pulling of this trend is balance, not too low cut and a flowing shape. Just a hint of skin keeps the feel light and lovely.

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Geometric and Linear Embroidery 

Embroidery has been popular for a few seasons now, but this market we noticed very unique embellishments, a little more angular and linear. What’s great about this trend is that geometric embroidery can work on long slinky gowns or full skirts.

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Amsale

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Cut Outs

In recent seasons we’ve seen cut-outs featured by a sample of designers. However, this market it seems as though the idea of cut-outs was fully embraced. Between ball gowns and sleek silhouettes the edgy trend made a cameo more than a few times.

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Marchesa 

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Half Overskirts

Tulle skirts are such a classic bridal look and brides have always loved them. The idea of an overskirt is great because it provides versatility to brides wanting to switch their look. While providing brides the same flexibility as a full overskirt, the half over skirt gives brides more of a retro look, think Audrey Hepburn in Sabrina… who could forget that iconic gown???

Berta Bridal

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Carolina Herrera

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Monique Lhuillier

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Off the Shoulder

This is such a classic neckline and we are so happy to see it getting attention again! The neckline is not ideal for everyone but when it works, it works. The downside to the off the shoulder cut is that it restricts arm movement, however we have seen in the past that some brides don’t mind, as long as they like the look!

Rivini

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Monique Lhuillier

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Marchesa

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Bridal Market Fall 2015- Day 2

We visited several of our favorite designers today and we definitely noticed some trends for the fall 2015 season. Today we saw trends ranging from ball gowns, exaggerated drop waists, blouson tops. There were ven some versatile overskirts for brides that want to change their look. What do you think?!…

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A Fall Wedding Two Ways

Fall is officially here! For brides planning a fall wedding the first task to tackle is deciding the vibe of your day. Some girls want to go rustic while some want glam. No matter their style, most seasonal brides veer away from “literal” in favor of “inspired.” A wedding can feel like fall instead of a greeting card through warm colors, candles, and touches of the season. So, our team at CBA curled up with some chai tea lattes and put together autumn wedding ideas that cater to two types of brides.

A Rustic Harvest 

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Mira Zwillinger’s “Rubi” gown offers a romantic alternative to lace with its chiffon and applique details

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Amazing Autumn Affair 

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 Zuhair Murad’s “Jessica” gown and coat are both dramatic and versatile. The lace coat is traditional and regal while the ball gown underneath can be showcased with a dazzling belt for the reception.

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Style Me Pretty: Mira Zwillinger + Jose Villa Photoshoot

We love a good collaboration, especially when it involves leaders in the bridal industry like Jose Villa, Lisa Vorce, Mindy Rice Floral Design, and beauty overload at the hands of Mar of TEAM Hair And Makeup – featuring a gown by our very own Mira Zwillinger. Check out a few of our favorite photos from the Mexico Workshop then be sure to see the rest of the photos on Style Me Pretty: Wedding Inspiration from the Jose Villa Mexico Workshop:

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Q + A with Mira Zwillinger

Welcome to Carine’s Bridal AtelierMira Zwillinger! As we kick off this weekend with the Mira Zwillinger Trunk Show, we wanted to provide brides with a brief history on this amazing designer! Read on for an interview with Mira and Lihi:

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Give us a brief history of the designer, and how she came to bridal.

Mira Zwillinger as a brand has been around for over two decades, in the last few years it started to take off internationally.
For the first years Mira served as a private Couture Evening & Cocktail designer for Tel – Aviv’s elite, with her studio’s reputation growing only from mouth to ear. Over the years, by creating bespoke pieces for almost all of Israel’s high society, Mira gradually secured her position as one of Israel’s most sought-after designers. Until this day she dresses a lot of celebrities, including wives of Israeli Prime Ministers and other dignitaries.  In 2006 Mira Zwillinger was named designer of the year. Over 8 years ago, Mira started doing Bridal wear as there was a demand for quality and details in Bridal gowns.

In 2011, Lihi Zwillinger, Mira’s youngest daughter, joined the studio after graduating from Shenkar College of Design. Lihi designed her own wedding dress and in the process fell in love with wedding gowns. Lihi’s dress- aptly dubbed “Lihi”- immediately became a huge success, and so the two designers started collaborating on the studio’s Bridal collection. Lihi is the lead designer and brand manager.

Today Mira Zwillinger gowns are sold around the world; London, New-York, Sydney, Washington, Miami, Houston and Atlanta.

Where did you find your inspiration for the bridal collection?

I find inspiration virtually in everything: usually it’s fashion including street fashion. I can see a girl walking down the street in a t-shirt with certain cut, and it can help me think of an idea for a Bridal dress. It can also be a textural wall in a restaurant, a painting or a special car shape- I can’t control it- its everywhere and in everything that catches my attention.

What kind of bride would you say wears your gowns? What kind of bride are you targeting?

The Mira Zwillinger bride is chic, trendy, stylish and knows what she wants: she’s a girl who wants to look different from other brides, and not necessarily be the “traditional” bride. She often knows and appreciates quality. She’s fashionable, bold, and up-to-date, but still wants her dress to exude elegance and glamour. 

Tell us about the materials you use and what makes them so special and unique.

Other than the fact that we use the finest quality of materials, we use a special technique to alter the DNA of  fabrics in order to create new and innovative materials. We believe that what makes a dress so unique is its texture, therefor we invest a lot of meticulous hand work combining different materials and creating fabrics that no one else has.

What is one piece of advice you would give to a bride who is looking for her wedding dress?

Be yourself.  A bride should know when it’s her wedding gown.  When you put on a dress you should feel perfect in it, and feel that it brings out your personal character. Then you’ve found your dress. If you put on a gown and you’re hesitant – it’s probably not the gown for you. We always look for one reaction with brides; when they try on a gown and their eyes and smile simply say: “This is the one for me.”

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Here is a preview of the gorgeous gowns from the designer:

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Touches of Trends seen in Mira Zwillinger Bridal

We are getting more and more excited to host the Mira Zwillinger Trunk Show here at Carine’s Bridal Atelier, beginning November 2nd – 4th! When we first came across the collection, we were in awe at the delicate details that remained consistent throughout the gowns. Mira Zwillinger is perfect for the bride who is willing to take an understated risk with trends like experimenting with colors, bows and illusion details. Here are some of the touches of trends that we are seeing in the Mira Zwillinger bridal collection:

 

– nudes and soft, neutral tones – 

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– large, structured bows –

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..and of course, gorgeous illusion necklines + backs! 

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Don’t forget to make an appointment for the Trunk Show, November 2nd – 4th. Call us at (202) 965-5696 or send us an email info@carinesbridal.com to secure a spot!