Modern brides are trading veils for beaded headpieces, sit-down receptions for garden parties and cakes for cupcake tiers. So it’s perfectly natural that they’re rejecting the ivory satin pumps of past generations, too. While tradition took precedence at the recently held New York Bridal Week, where designers looked to lace overlays and sleeves for Fall ’13, classic shoes aren’t de rigeur for walking down the aisle anymore.
Usually in dark jewel tones and basic black, pony hair makes a bolder statement for fall with prints that hark back to its animalistic roots. Report Signature was spotty for ditsy Dalmation prints. Cheetah print pony hair added a wild flair to Nina dress styles. For a quirkier take, designers like To Be offered up the hair in polka dots.