Bratten said vintage was probably the most popular trend now, and called the dress very retro, playful and sexy in the style of "Mad Men."
The designer currently works in a bridal salon and her long-term goal is to bring a little southern charm to the world of wedding gowns and accessories.
Kasia Wisniewski; Brooklyn, NY
The designer was inspired by art nouveau painter Alphonse Mucha's "The Moon and the Stars."
Wisniewski used a laser cutter to create the engineered cutouts at the sleeves and hem of the dress. The circles were then used to embellish the neckline and the belt. The gown itself is bias-cut, crepe back satin in platinum. Somewhat unconventionally for bridal fashion, it is a wrap dress. It's also Hollywood glam, but instead of being vintage, it's futuristic, Bratten said.
The designer is a graduate of Pratt Institute, where she majored in fashion design and minored in art history. She is currently a design assistant and Vera Wang in the bridal department, and also had held internships at Zac Posen, Rebecca Taylor and Junko Yoshioka.
Megan Lawless; Savannah, GA
When she heard the theme was cutting-edge classic, Lawless immediately knew she wanted to use black and ivory.
The dress is an ivory duchesse satin with black tulle accents and a black tulle waistband. The train is detachable. Lawless felt that a lot of women like to have a more formal look for the ceremony and a more casual look for the reception, Bratten said.
The designer became interested in bridal when she attended her cousin's wedding at the age of 12. In high school, she debated between going into pre-med or fashion, but when she began working at a bridal shop in her senior year, she decided to drop her science classes and take fashion design instead.
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