The next big bridal trends, according to Galia Lahav's spring 2023 collections
- I attended Galia Lahav's press preview for its spring 2023 lines.
- Sheer fabrics, cutouts, off-the-shoulder sleeves, and sparkly, floral detailing are all trending.
I got a glimpse of the future of 2023
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The event spotlighted two collections: Rise, the brand's couture line for 2023, and Shine, its Gala collection. All of the gowns from both collections are now available to view on the Galia Lahav website.
Sharon Sever, Galia Lahav's lead designer, told Insider more brides than ever are asking for off-the-shoulder sleeves. He thinks the new interest in them is a result of virtual communication in the pandemic, as video chats only showed the upper portions of our bodies.
Likewise, he told Insider he was inspired to include textured, floral elements in the gowns after thinking about the time people spent in nature when they couldn't be indoors together.
Many of the Gala gowns also had dramatic slits and corset bodices on gowns with soft, tulle skirts, adding a sexy edge to the ethereal looks.
Some gowns, like the Quinn (photographed on the left above), were completely covered in textured sparkles that had a disco-ball effect, while other dresses, like the Euphoria (pictured on the right), had small glittering details mixed in with florals.
Sparkles also popped up in many of the veils modeled during the preview, with Galia Lahav pairing them with sparkly gowns. The looks seemed to show a more-is-more approach to sparkles for the next year.
The Quinn also had a removable train, which has become more popular in recent years in
Sever also told Insider he designed many of the new gowns with cutouts.
Sever said dramatic cutouts felt natural in his designs because of his feeling that the world has been "torn" in recent years due to people having to distance themselves from each other physically.
Overall, it seems that
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