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Ultra-glam look steals the show at Bridal Fashion Week

Inbal Dror's exquisite gown collection is not for the bashful bride.

Dresses from the Inbal Dror Fall/Winter 2016 line. Dresses from the Inbal Dror Fall/Winter 2016 line. Dresses from the Inbal Dror Fall/Winter 2016 line. (Photo: Kurt Wilberding)

It was a bold collection for a confident bride looking to steal the show in a big way.

International designer Inbal Dror's fall/winter 2016 show at the Dream Hotel in Manhattan featured attention-demanding details like sheer cup corsets, dramatic cut-outs and slits, tight silhouettes and pleated chiffon accents. The designer, who studied at the Shenkar College of Engineering and Design in Israel, debuted bridal gowns and eveningwear in a soft palette of ivory, vanilla, champagne and charcoal blush. Dror says she designs for a strong woman with undeniable confidence, and showed empowered looks in an ultra-glam 32-piece collection accordingly.

This is not the collection for a bashful bride.

Inbal Dror designs flatter the female form. Inbal Dror designs flatter the female form. (Photo: Lindsay Brown)

The Israeli haute couture designer was influenced by menswear in both her bridal and evening collection and a love of the Big Apple. "She has never felt more inspired than in the lively city of New York," the show notes state. "Menswear influences in both our bridal and evening collections serve as a nice juxtaposition to the frothy tulle and delicate lace fabrics," Dror says of her collection.

Israeli designer Inbal Dror kicked off Bridal Fashion Week with her 2016 runway collection. A model shows off a wedding dress from Israeli designer Inbal Dror at the 2016 runway collection. (Photo: Courtesy Inbal Dror)

Dror found balance with a number of softer, more romantic looks utilizing flowing, dreamy tulle and delicate lace fabrics. A mermaid gown, for example, had dainty floral applicés on the off-the-shoulder sleeves and bodice. These were more refined, ethereal looks. Jewelry and accessories designer Keren Wolf enhanced this romanticism by creating whimsical hair pieces that deftly kept the models' hair back while not overpowering each look. One piece of the collection that caught us off guard was Dror's use of 3D printed metallic organza. This further demonstrated Dror's proclivity for experimentation with an array of fabrics and techniques, from cutting-edge technology to her use of fine European fabrics.

Inbal Dror greets guests after her show. Inbal Dror greets guests after her show. (Photo: Lindsay Brown)

Dror's collections are sold in stores around the world including New York, Paris, London, Tel Aviv, Seoul and Toronto. We can't wait to see how she'll outdo herself with next season's collection.

Lindsay E. Brown is the managing editor of Eco-Chick, the web’s first ethical fashion, beauty and travel site for women. She has written for Whole Living Magazine, Edible, and Cottages & Gardens. Lindsay has been featured as a fashion and beauty expert on the Veria Living Network. Lindsay holds a BS in Global Business Studies and Marketing from Manhattan College, and received the 2012 Honors Award at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

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