Last season, Danielle Frankel captured the bridal world’s attention with her debut collection of tailored, frills-in-the-right places wedding looks. Her label has quickly become a resource for the bride who wants a sleek, elongated blazer for the rehearsal dinner; an actual gown to wear down the aisle; and a kicky lace jumpsuit for the reception.
Buyers have caught on to the line’s vast, choice-minded range and its e-commerce-friendly, one-stop-shop mentality. Danielle Frankel second outing for Spring 2019 (along with select pieces from her debut collection) will be available in a see-now-buy-now model exclusively at Net-a-Porter beginning April 23. It marks the first time the influential retailer has done a major launch with a bridal designer.
As for the sophomore collection, brides can expect more of Danielle Frankel signature tailoring, though she noted it’s “more relaxed” this time around. Creamy satin blazers were softened with slight trains of lace or were fastened at the waist with silk sarongs. For a remixed take on old-school charm, baroque pearls dotted the backs of dresses and cuffs.
Most of the looks could just as easily be worn post-wedding, too. That’s another way Frankel is revolutionizing bridal: In fact, at Monday’s presentation at the Nomad hotel, Frankel and her PR team were wearing the collection’s lacy tunics and blazers over jeans. One gown in a classic teacup silhouette came with a white belt strung with jumbo pearls. It was another example of Frankel’s fresh approach: The belt—which can also be purchased separately—will make for the perfect aprons-nuptials memento.