Thursday, November 18, 2010

We're still talking about the beautiful collections we saw in New York from October's Market trip. Some of our favorite designers came up with the most creative twists on simple silhouettes.The excitement grows weekly as we receive new gown shipments! Just a few weeks after Market passed, writer, Scott French, for the Fashion List did a piece on one of our favorite designers, Amy Kuschel! Here is a glance at what he had to say....

Sunday October 17, 2010
The Jumeirah Essex House

San Francisco based design house Amy Kuschel showed an absolutely beautiful collection for Fall 2011 that for the most part is an updated assortment of her best sellers from previous seasons with a few totally new “ladies” (this designer personified all of her dresses) for good measure. We viewed the collection with one of her key retailers, so it was fascinating listening to the commentary of the retailer who was understandably more interested in the practical aspects of the “ladies” – how can she be hemmed, how does she fit a more full figured bride, etc – than merely the fashion impact that we normally are drawn to. Most of Ms. Kuschel’s dresses are also cut in sizes ranging from 0 to 26 & can be customized prior to delivery to eliminate a great deal of the costly tailoring that many brides encounter. The highlights of the season in my humble opinion were “Belden” with her gently draped bustier bodice & multiple pick-ups to create some skirt interest & “Eureka” with her simple bustier bodice, full tulle skirt & a delicate jewel encrusted belt that could be one of the most beautiful dresses seen this entire season, while all the while being understated to the point of being overlooked by the less sophisticated bride. With creations like these, it’s only a matter of time until Ms. Kuschel needs to take over even more space in her Union Square building. This bridal atelier is seriously going places.

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