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!
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.
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!
We are thrilled to introduce Coordinates by LUKA to COUTURE! The most beautiful and treasured jewels often possess the most meaning . This collection of customized jewelry is engraved with the geographic coordinates of meaningful locations in your life such as a destination wedding or honeymoon! The journey towards a marriage is also filled with touching and unique moments (i.e your first kiss or first meeting) so why not memorialize those places as well! This is a pre-launch to their collections so stop by to get an inside peek into what is sure to be the next big thing in bridal accessories and gifting!
Jannina Figueroa is the creative force behind Madeleine Fig and a new face at COUTURE! Since her 2013 launch at the International Trade Show Intermoda, Figueroa has encountered a frenzy of international press coverage ranging from Paris to Peru! With all gowns made domestically and a headquarters in Los Angeles, Madeleine Fig is ready to take on New York Bridal Fashion Week! In an industry that is constantly evolving and seeking innovation, we have always made it our mission to discover new talent . We’re so excited to see what fresh take this hot new designer has in store for the traditional gown!
Please welcome UK bridal brand Intuzari to COUTURE! Since launching in September of 2011, the fresh collection as taken the global market by storm with clients in the US, Japan, France and beyond! With two beautifully diverse collections, the glamorous Intuzuri Costura and the more contemporary Luvanity collection, their bride is one that that values both tradition and innovation. With a “young and multinational” team behind the scenes, it is no surprise that Intuzari has obtained a strong following in a short period of time. We are ecstatic that they have decided to join COUTURE!
At just 24 years old Lauren Gabrielson has made quite an impression on the extremely competitive New York City market. Her posh boutique in Nolita (which is an extremely chic neighborhood in downtown Manhattan!) has attracted many upscale clients looking for classic yet unique clothing in high-quality fabrics. Her made to measure business soon became so popular that many customers began requesting dresses for their weddings! Whether it be a cohesive collection of bridesmaid dresses that still expressed individuality or a couture gown for the bride herself, the young designer was up for the challenge! We are so excited that Gabrielson decided to reveal next season’s bridesmaid collection at COUTURE during New York Bridal Fashion Week! Can’t wait to see what fun, flirty designs she has in store!
Vannie Wang is the mastermind behind the Lucio Vanni fashion house. First a success in the China and now an international business, Wang is an inspiration to both designers and entrepreneurs. Her fascinatingly dramatic designs and exquisite attention to detail is what makes her bridal line a COUTURE favorite! Not only are her gowns hand crafted in true haute couture fashion but they are also constructed with finest materials such as French Chantilly lace and Swarovski crystals. We are sure Fall 2013 will be no exception, We are certainly looking forward to the big reveal!