COUTURE is thrilled to announce that after a 3 year absence Watters is returning to COUTURE to show their Spring /Summer 2014 collections. Twenty six years ago, Vatana Watters started a small design business that quickly grew into an international empire. Watters, Wtoo, Encore, C20, Seahorse all live under this powerhouse brand and reach women in all stages of the wedding market. Whether you’re looking for an elegant bridal gown, reception dress or fabulous garments for your entire bridal party, Watters offers the latest trends with a fresh, innovative twist. We are so excited to see the new line and welcome them back to the COUTURE family! Retailers will be able to view the full range of Watters lines at their two showrooms in America Halls.
Watters – America Hall II, showroom 219
Wtoo – America Hall I, showroom 117
This is Lauren Gabrielson’s second consecutive market with COUTURE and we are looking forward to viewing her flirty collection of bridesmaid dresses that can actually be worn again (NO REALLY!). Gabrielson is one of New York City’s hottest up-and-coming designers and her cool downtown location keeps this young entrepreneur in the midst of constant inspiration. Lauren just celebrated the 3 year anniversary of her trendy NYC boutique and our Fashion Editor Jennie Ma was one of the many guests who attended the event. Ma fell in love with the boutique and was impressed with Gabrielson’s youthful use of color and the versatility of her designs! Looking forward to that fun pop of color this Spring 2014!
Since 1986 Moonlight Bridal has been delivering excellent craftsmanship, current trends and high quality fabrics under a reasonable price point. Their mission is simple and clear: “We strive to make every bride feel their best on their special day. We design and create gowns that embody the romance, love, and style of each unique bride.” The popular brand spans across multiple categories with unique lines that cater to a specific clientele. Whether you’re looking for classic elegance, chic city style, or overall glamour, Moonlight has you covered. Join us in October to view for yourself and help us welcome them to COUTURE!
Fabio Piccarreta has been in bridal business for over a decade. Born in Italy, he understands the importance of fashion forward designs, high quality materials and the attention to detail that has become synonymous with Italian fashion. He in turn brings these luxuries to the world of bridal with an umbrella of fabulous labels that live under his name: COTIN SPOSA, DOMO ADAMI, D.A. DOMO ADAMI STUDIO and KATRIN BRIDE & FASHION. Each label has its own appeal targeting everyone from the youthful bride with an edge to the classic glamor girl. Even though each brand has a specific vision they are all strung together by creative designs, fine detailing and chic Italian allure. Come see for yourself in October!
Jasmine has been a staple in the industry with a vast variety of gowns for brides, bridesmaids, mothers of the brides and even flower girls! Since 1985, Jasmine has made it their mission to bring fresh ideas to their clients and exceptional fit and service. The brand become so popular that they eventually sprouted several more popular lines such as Jasmine Couture, Jasmine Collection, Jasmine Maids, Belsoi, B2, Jade, Jade Couture, and Black Label. In the article, “What to Wear” in the current The Knot Fall Issue, our editors chose an airy strapless Jasmine gown as the perfect gown for a waterfront wedding. This just further proves that Jasmine has the ability to take brides from the ballroom to the beach with their extensive collection.
Paloma Blanca has become a COUTURE favorite due to their elegant collections, high quality craftsmanship and large demand from the market. This Canadian company, along with sister collection Mikaella Bridal, have remained family owned and operated for over 75 year and achieved international acclaim with stores in over 200 cities around the globe. They have mastered the craft of mixing tradition with modern trend at an affordable price point that is desirable to all. We can’t wait to see the Spring Collection!
Maggie Sottero is a must see destination for press and editorial alike with cutting edge desigins, fashion shows and a large footprint at COUTURE that draws constant traffic. April’s highly anticipated catwalk presentation attracted the “who’s who” in the industry. Randy Fenoli was delightfully surprised by the high-fashion collection and described the presentation as “more fashion forward [with] influences from the 1920’s, Downtown Abby and The Great Gatsby.” The deco beading, luxurious satin sheaths and plunging backlines were certainly a departure from Maggie Sottero’s more classic appeal but the popular line still kept true to their roots with dramatic princess ball gowns and classic mermaid silhouettes sprinkled in. We can’t wait to see what surprises they have in store for us this Spring!