Danielle Frankel Fall 2018 Wedding Dress Collection
The new designer opens up about her debut bridal collection.
Danielle Frankel's eponymous wedding dress collection just launched this week, but the designer isn't new to the world of bridal fashion. In fact, she's worked behind-the-scenes at two of the most beloved bridal brands: Vera Wang and Marchesa. "Working on those teams and with such established business and processes was invaluable," she tells Martha Stewart Weddings
. "I tried to absorb everything that was going on in the studio!"
Evidently, she did, but Frankel took her experiences a step further by not just learning about the world of bridal fashion, but also by developing her own unique idea of what women want in a wedding dress. From there, the Danielle Frankel brand was born. "This collection is the culmination of pieces women want to wear in their everyday lives evoking a bridal spirit," she says. "There is so much opportunity to expand within the bridal market right now. As a debut collection, I wanted to introduce the brand with foundation pieces that will evolve seasonally. The styles are easy to wear, made in rich fabrications and are purposeful."
In addition to being inspired by her customers, friends, and women spotted simply walking on the street, Frankel used the organic shapes seen in artist Sandra Davolio's pottery as a jumping off point. "Her work is crafted beautifully, yet still wild," she explains. "I love the word 'wild' and I love the idea of being contained."
Frankel says her ideal bride is a woman who is spirited yet relaxed. "Her energy is felt by the guests at the wedding. I think that is so important," the designer says. "The guests want to see a happy bride. When my made-to-measure clients send me photos of their, my first response is, 'You look so happy!' Forget the dress for a minute—you want to see a lively, excited woman getting married."
Want to take a look at the brand-new Fall 2018 bridal collection from Danielle Frankel? Click through to see each wedding dress here.
"Bertha" off-the-shoulder wedding dress with voluminous bodice and fitted skirt
"Eleanor" lace wedding skirt and mesh gloves
"Faye" silk strapless wedding dress with pleats
"Helen" tulle strapless wedding dress with layers
"Grace" strapless wedding jumpsuit and "Clara" mesh layering top
"Ingrid" short coat wedding dress and lace scarf
"Jean" long coat wedding dress and lace scarf
"Julia" short wedding dress with empire waistline and sheer top
"Lou" off-the-shoulder wedding dress with tied waist and long sleeves
"Louise" one-shouldered wedding top with asymmetrical hemline and "Gabriella" pant
"Margaux" lace cropped wedding top with long sleeves
"Marion" cold-shouldered wedding dress with spaghetti straps and lace sleeves
"Rena" sleeveless wedding dress with V-neckline
"Susanna" cropped wedding top and "Eleanor" lace wedding skirt
"Tilda" strapless wedding dress with pleats and "Clara" mesh layering top
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