Dresses by GPS frosh featured at New York Bridal Fashion Week
Young designer showing three original wedding dresses to domestic and international buyers
Madison Waldrop likes to put a modern twist on classic designs by choosing unexpected fabrics and colors for her new bridal line making its debut at New York Bridal Fashion week this weekend. The "Marilyn Monroe" (pictured above) is a sheer striped 100 percent silk halter top dress with an empire waste and an irregular hem. Using a striped fabric and an irregular hem on this classic cut dress are examples of design choices that Waldrop hopes will help her stand out. Staff photo.
Three bridal dresses that 14-year-old Madison Waldrop designed are being shown this week during the New York Bridal Fashion Week.
The new designs are from Waldrop's "At Last" collection debuting on her label, Designs By Malyse.
The talented Chattanooga native has been getting plenty of positive feedback from design professionals she has been introduced to, including Jane Heflin, the couture director for New York Bridal Fashion week, .
The two met last year when Waldrop had an opportunity to show Heflin her design portfolio.
"It's really a talent if you have it, and I told her she should really pursue this and see where it ends up. I'm looking forward to seeing what she has developed for this show," Heflin said.
New York Fashion Week is a three-day weekend event that brings together national and international designers, retailers, and press to introduce, buy, and announce the latest fashion trends of the bridal world.
Heflin said Waldrop will be one of 52 designers trying to get the attention of the 1,500 buyers attending from all around the world.
The "At Last" Collection will be on view in the main lobby of the InterContinental New York Barclay hotel along with several other designers' work.